Review: Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras

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 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 island romance last or fade with the stunning sunset?

Rating: 4-stars


Priscilla Oliveras is one of the best contemporary romance writers I know that features Latino people. I love the Latin culture that she brings alive on these pages. The family being overprotective and super nosy is a common trait among these families. It’s sweet, heartfelt, and funny too. The cast of characters in Island Affair made this story feel real. I enjoyed each one of them. I rooted for the main protagonists. Their family and love lives were big and complicated. Plus, their growing attraction grew as the story unfolded. I was hooked from the start of this charming summer read all the way until the last page. Overall, I recommended not only reading this latest book by the talented writer but also, trying her other novels.

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