I enjoyed this book so much! Island Affair is the story of Sara, a social media influencer, and Luis, a Key West firefighter. When Sara flies down to Key West for a week with her family celebrating her mom's recovery from cancer she is beyond pissed off when she gets a call from her boyfriend saying he's bailing on the trip. Luis, just coming into a mandated week off of work at the fire station, overhears the conversation Sara has and, ever the helper, offers a listening ear only to be surprised when Sara asks him to stand in for the week as her fake boyfriend.
This story is fun. Luis and Sara have an attraction and banter that is both sweet and sexy. I found myself laughing out loud at various parts in the story. I liked that Sara's family relationships felt real. Not everything is so easy between them. I really loved Luis's Cuban family and cannot wait to read more about them in (hopefully) future books. I think maybe my favorite part was the setting of Key West, which is almost a character in itself. The Cuban culture, the food, the gorgeous scenes that Oliveras writes pull you in and make you feel as if you are there. And while this is definitely on the lighter end, with a rom-com feel, there are deeper parts to the story that have you feeling invested in the characters. Island Affair is a solid 4-star read. I would recommend this to anyone who wants that tropical, rom-com escape.
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. The opinions here are my own.