Island Affair has been on my TBR for a while and I’m so glad I picked it up recently. The cover is gorgeous and I’ve been wanting to read more romance by Latinx authors.
Sara is meeting her family for a vacation in Key West to celebrate her mother’s victory over cancer. Despite Sara’s social media influencer career taking off, she feels like her family of doctors don’t see her as successful. Her boyfriend decides to bail on her for the trip after she’s already landed in Key West and along comes sexy fireman Luis Navarro. Sara asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for the week so that her mother won’t stress during their relaxing vacation. Luis and his family have lived on Key West for generations. He’s a good guy who happens to have a week of mandated time off from work, so he agrees to help Sara out of kindness.
I’m a sucker for fake relationship romances and this one was wonderful. Sara and Luis spend time together enjoying Cuban food, dancing, and exploring the island. The more he gets to know her, the harder it is to be the nice guy there just as a friend. Luis also has his own heart-breaking baggage causing him to keep his heart guarded. Can Sara break down his wall? And does he want her to? As they continue to lie and pretend in front of her family, the lines begin to blur, especially when he calls her carino and caresses her hips or when she tugs on his belt loops to bring him closer. I’m sure you can tell that I thoroughly enjoyed reading Luis and Sara’s island romance story.