‘You had me at Hola’ by Alexis Daria was a recent selection from The Book Drop’s ‘Books for Bubbly’ monthly book subscription. Scroll on to find out why I was so happy that this was included in the subscription!
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. See full disclosure here. Thanks!
Review & Thoughts
I’d been wanting to read this because I kept hearing great things about it and I was so excited to see that it was a Books for Bubbly selected book!
Themes, elements, and notes from the story:
- ‘You had me at Hola’ was a very steamy romance, filled with strong, lovable, and fiercely loyal characters!
- There was great character development and I loved the whole cast of personalities.
- Stressed the importance of family and communication.
- Importance of pushing beyond past troubles and fears and allowing yourself to be open to the potential of your future.
I loved this author’s writing style and I really enjoyed the storyline; both the on screen and off screen drama and romance. I would definitely read more from this author and I’m hoping that she’ll write another to make this a series, perhaps by focusing on one of Jasmine’s cousins?
In a Nutshell: Loved the author’s writing style and enjoyed getting caught up in all the drama!
My Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Book Format & Source: Paperback gifted from The Book Drop ‘Books for Bubbly’ subscription. This was received complimentary as part of The Book Drop’s seasonal ambassador program.
Details From the Book Jacket
You had me at Hola by Alexis Daria
Published: August 4, 2020 by Avon
RITA® Award Winning author Alexis Daria brings readers an unforgettable, hilarious rom-com set in the drama-filled world of telenovelas—perfect for fans of Jane the Virgin and The Kiss Quotient.
Leading Ladies do not end up on tabloid covers.
After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be easy enough to follow—until a casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez.
Leading Ladies don’t need a man to be happy.
After his last telenovela character was killed off, Ashton is worried his career is dead as well. Joining this new cast as a last-minute addition will give him the chance to show off his acting chops to American audiences and ping the radar of Hollywood casting agents. To make it work, he’ll need to generate smoking-hot on-screen chemistry with Jasmine. Easier said than done, especially when a disastrous first impression smothers the embers of whatever sexual heat they might have had.
Leading Ladies do not rebound with their new costars.
With their careers on the line, Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. But rehearsal leads to kissing, and kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. While their on-screen performance improves, the media spotlight on Jasmine soon threatens to destroy her new image and expose Ashton’s most closely guarded secret.
Books by Alexis Daria