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Review & Thoughts
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras
Island Affair is the first book in the Keys to Love series. I loved the dedication in the beginning of the book which set a charismatic tone and the highlighted the importance of family that is evident throughout the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and was excited to learn that it’s the first in a series, which means more to come! I would love to learn more about either of their sisters or read about the next chapter in Sara and Luis’s lives. Either way, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s up next for the Navarro bunch. Island Affair was an entertaining beach read and I would highly recommend it to those that enjoy romance and women’s fiction.
Important themes and elements of the story:
- Honesty and facing your fears: It’s easy to hide in anger and dwell in hurt and it’s not easy to admit our deepest fears but it’s incredibly important to open up to those that love and support us. Sometimes love and support looks different when it comes from family members that are also battling their own demons and struggles.
- Perspective: Gaining perspective can make a world of a difference when it comes to understanding why people act a certain way. I loved reading about the crazy and chaotic family dynamics and enjoyed watching the two come together and create a new narrative. Allowing someone to support you doesn’t mean that you can’t do it without them, but life is so much more rewarding when you share with those that are closest to you.
In a Nutshell: Island Affair is a fun flirty read, perfect for your Summer TBR list!
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My Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Details From the Book Jacket
Published: April 28, 2020 by Kensington Books
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?
Books by Priscilla Oliveras