I am so excited to bring you my review of Island Affair by one of my very favorite authors, Priscilla Oliveras. Island Affair is the first book in a new “Keys to Love” Series!
About the Book:
Release Date: 4/28/2020
Kensington Publishing Corp.
Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . .
Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their fake relationship fade like the stunning sunset . . . or blossom into something beautiful?
Miss W’s Review:
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras is a stand out romance that literally stole my heart.
First of all, the author nails the fake fiancé trope, one of my favorites!
The characters were complex, flawed and well fleshed out. I really loved Sara and Luiz’s story.
Sara Vance is a social media influencer and heads to Key West to meet with her mom and celebrate that her mom has overcome cancer. Her boyfriend was supposed to be there with her, but cuts out .
Can we talk about the greatest Meet Cute?
Sarah is in the airport crying and in walks Luiz, a Firefighter whose home is in Key West and she asks him to fill in for her boyfriend, just for a week.
The author has an incredible gift for descriptive writing and the description of Key West and Mallory Square was so fantastic, I felt like I was immersed in the island with my toes in the sand. I cannot forget the food! The descriptions of the food were fantastic and I was craving a cuban sandwich more than once.
I appreciate more than I can possibly say how the author handled the topics of cancer, eating disorders and mental health and how Sara and Luiz dealt with these issues.
Another theme that I really enjoyed while reading the story was forgiveness, forgiving ourselves and others around us and how this can impact our relationships.
An incredible romance read that was so much more. I look forward to reading the next book in this fantastic Keys to Love Series.
About the Author:
PRISCILLA OLIVERAS is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. She and her work have earned praise from the Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Redbook, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, amongst others. Priscilla earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and currently serves as adjunct faculty in the program and teaches the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go. While she’s a devotee of the romance genre, Priscilla also considers herself a sports fan, beach lover, and Zumba aficionado, who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.
To follow along on her fun-filled and hectic life, visit her on the web at prisoliveras.com, on Twitter via @prisoliveras or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/prisoliveras/.
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Until the next chapter,