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?
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.