[[ PDF / Epub ]] ★ Island Affair Author Priscilla Oliveras – 1sm.info

Island Affair 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 FiancLuis 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 Island Romance Last Or Fade With The Stunning Sunset 3 starsAn enjoyable read A little bit cheesy With a lovely island setting and a summary vibe Thanks to NetGally for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review. You know how in every chick lit book in the early 2000s, the heroine was the PA to some ball busting bitch in marketing I think social media influencer is the new go to career for the floundering modern woman. This one took me a while to get into The writing is cute but cheesy and I loved the setting of Key West wish I were there now but the romance dragged too much in the middle for me The hero is SO closed off, which would ve been fine but he makes the heroine open up while he doesn t I wish I could ve loved itbut am I am VERY excited that this will be a series Hopefully Enrique is next 3.5 stars can I just say how lovely it was to read a book filled with people who were just so nice This is a book filled with nice people with some glaring exceptions that are a bit cartoony, but just roll with it who I wanted to see be happy in life The family conflicts were great I was rooting for the main characters I will give TWs for ED substance abuse, which I think are mostly handled with care, but of course, YMMV there My biggest drawback was related to authorial voice in the 3.5 stars can I just say how lovely it was to read a book filled with people who were just so nice This is a book filled with nice people with some glaring exceptions that are a bit cartoony, but just roll with it who I wanted to see be happy in life The family conflicts were great I was rooting for the main characters I will give TWs for ED substance abuse, which I think are mostly handled with care, but of course, YMMV there My biggest drawback was related to authorial voice in the dialogue there was something that rang slightly off in my ear that kept me from getting fully immersed That said, I did very much enjoy the author s narration passages, so just a personal quirk on my partAll in all, this was a really nice rom com with a heavy emphasis on family dynamics that I found really enjoyable I would recommend look forfrom the author Read this in one day what a delightful vacation book, whether you re actually on vacation or you just want to pretend you re on one I really liked both main characters a lot I cared about them and understood their struggles, and I cheered for them to come together They both have big complicated families and I LOVE books about big complicated families, and if you do too, you ll love this one I really understood the hows and whys of each of their problems with their families, but I never do Read this in one day what a delightful vacation book, whether you re actually on vacation or you just want to pretend you re on one I really liked both main characters a lot I cared about them and understood their struggles, and I cheered for them to come together They both have big complicated families and I LOVE books about big complicated families, and if you do too, you ll love this one I really understood the hows and whys of each of their problems with their families, but I never doubted how much they loved their families and their families loved them Really charming book, and I can t wait for the next one.Oh And also THERE S ONLY ONE BED I loved the sense of place, the main characters chemistry, and the Navarro s Cuban American family dynamics I just can t get enough Latinx in my romance novels I didn t care so much for the implausibly rushed meet cute, awkward pacing dialogue, or the heroine s story This was an enjoyable summer romance, but not sure if I ll continue with the series I loved the sense of place, the main characters chemistry, and the Navarro s Cuban American family dynamics I just can t get enough Latinx in my romance novels I didn t care so much for the implausibly rushed meet cute, awkward pacing dialogue, or the heroine s story This was an enjoyable summer romance, but not sure if I ll continue with the series Both sweet and steamy, Island Affair is a fun and romantic read set in Key West A social media influencer and a firefighter are both dealing with some serious issues in their personal lives and with family Sara and Luis think they can help each other, and soon he s playing the part of her boyfriend in a game of make believe But thethey learn thedifficult it becomes to stay just friends The serious issues aren t downplayed, but they also don t take away from the romance This is t Both sweet and steamy, Island Affair is a fun and romantic read set in Key West A social media influencer and a firefighter are both dealing with some serious issues in their personal lives and with family Sara and Luis think they can help each other, and soon he s playing the part of her boyfriend in a game of make believe But thethey learn thedifficult it becomes to stay just friends The serious issues aren t downplayed, but they also don t take away from the romance This is the first in a new series and I look forward to the next book Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the ARC The opinions in this review are honest and my own This writing style was not for me It was too repetitive and the set up of the fake dating was too quick for me to suspend my disbelief DNF d at 15%. CW view spoiler heroine s mom is in cancer remission breast cancer heroine has eating disorder mix of bulimia and binge eating, with a propensity for over exercising discussion of someone dying from brain aneurysm discussion of someone dying from drunk driving hide spoiler I liked this with major caveats I love Oliveras s writing, but some aspects of the storyline detracted from my overall enjoyment Pluses LOVED the family dynamics, especially Luis s Cuban relatives and commun CW view spoiler heroine s mom is in cancer remission breast cancer heroine has eating disorder mix of bulimia and binge eating, with a propensity for over exercising discussion of someone dying from brain aneurysm discussion of someone dying from drunk driving hide spoiler I liked this with major caveats I love Oliveras s writing, but some aspects of the storyline detracted from my overall enjoyment Pluses LOVED the family dynamics, especially Luis s Cuban relatives and community Their banter, their nosiness, their unflinching support Easily my favorite part of the book I even appreciated Sara stense family dynamics and her feelings of ostracization e.g., that she doesn t meet their standards for success The Key West setting is spectacular and practically a third character in the love story I want to visit not in the near future, of course But I can dream Also, I was SO HUNGRY the entire time and upset that I wasn t eating what the characters were eating Look, is the super quick fake relationship agreement between strangers premise unrealistic and telenovela ish Yes, but I loved it It was cute, y all You have to buy into it and enjoy the ride Minuses I dislike Evil Ex backstories there are some exceptions to this rule but it s fairly consistent in my reading I REALLY freaking hate Evil Ex backstories when said Evil Ex 1 cheats on the hero with his brother early on in the relationship the brother claims that he doesn t realize she was dating the hero at the time , 2 makes another pass at the brother after her engagement, 3 when refused, drives away angrily and drunk brother doesn t stop her , 4 gets into a car crash, 5 confesses her infidelity to the hero on her hospital deathbed, and 6 is responsible for the six year estrangement between the hero and his brother There was no way in hell that I d ever enjoy this backstory, even if it was executed well I squirmed the entire time The woman s dead I felt no need to hear about her treachery crimes six years after the incident I feel super unsure about the eating disorder rep I m way out of my depth on this one I can t tell if it was good or bad, and I don t want to discuss my preliminary thoughts both positive and negative as I m so unqualified I ll be on the lookout for a review by someone who knowsSara s condition Sara and Luis both have major issues to work through, but the breakdown of who confesses to who is unequal Sara opens up waythan Luis his issues are mostly worked out by himself It feels uneven and unfair She s the one who spills her entire heart and troubles He does, too but not enough Not even close to how much Sara opens up to Luis This complaint isn t limited to this book, but I am so tired of how recent romance novels end super quickly after the apology making up I need , damn it At least give me an epilogue I need proof that these two kids will make it Argh I guess the combination of these factors make it 3 stars I liked ISLAND AFFAIR, just didn t love it I am looking forward to upcoming books as I loved the setting I presume Luis s siblings will be the protagonists His sister is the best YMMV as the writing is excellent and the overall relationship is flirty fun Note there are no open door sex scenes There is sexy foreplay but it fades to black before getting too explicit.Disclaimer I received a free e ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


About the Author: Priscilla Oliveras

PRISCILLA OLIVERAS is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA RITA double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor Proud of her Puerto Rican Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers She and her work have earned praise from the Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Redbook, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, among 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 romance genre junkie, 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 on Facebook at www.facebook.com prisoliveras, or on Twitter and Instagram via prisoliveras.


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