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When Sara’s flakey boyfriend ditches her last minute, hunky firefighter Luis agrees to pose as her fake boyfriend throughout a family vacation. Sparks fly, internal traumas and family issues emerge and there is lots of drama. Yes, you need to suspend reality a bit to buy the fake dating a complete stranger troupe a bit, but it makes for a fun story! ⁣

Island Affair sucked me in with its bright cover and promise of transporting me far away from home to the stunning Key West. The setting may have been my favorite thing about the entire book. I felt like the Keys was almost a third main character and found myself browsing vacation rental sites look for a place to stay in the near future! ⁣

One of my major complaints with this book is that the writing seemed a little clunky and overdone. While I completely support one voice authors and diversity in books, I really struggled with the Spanish littered throughout this book. It felt almost like a Spanish lesson and pulled me out of the story and into reality every time I had to try to figure out what they were saying. ⁣

At the same time, there were lots of times when I really enjoyed this book. Sara and Lois were both fantastic characters with real personal issues. There commitment to fixing their family problem’s was admirable. Plus, they had lots of chemistry! ⁣

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.