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Anchored Hearts by Priscilla Oliveras
Genre: Romance | My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥
352 Pages | Published: April 27, 2021 by Kensington Books
Book Jacket Synopsis
A PopSugar Best Romance of April
Key West is the ideal backdrop for the summer read you need! Perfect for fans of Abby Jimenez, Jasmine Guillory, and Jen DeLuca, this gorgeous and stirring new love story from the author of Island Affair will touch your heart…
Award-winning photographer Alejandro Miranda hasn’t been home to Key West in years–not since he left to explore broader horizons with his papi’s warning echoing in his ears. He wouldn’t be heading there now if it wasn’t for an injury requiring months of recuperation. The drama of a prodigal son returning to his familia is bad enough, but coming home to the island paradise also means coming face to face with the girl he left behind–the one who was supposed to be by his side all along…
Anamaría Navarro was shattered when Alejandro took off without her. Traveling the world was their plan, not just his. But after her father’s heart attack, there was no way she could leave–not even for the man she loved. Now ensconced in the family trade as a firefighter and paramedic, with a side hustle as a personal trainer, Anamaría is dismayed that just the sight of Alejandro is enough to rekindle the flame she’s worked years to put out. And as motherly meddling pushes them together, the heat of their attraction only climbs higher. Can they learn to trust again, before the Key West sun sets on their chance at happiness?
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Review & Thoughts
Themes, Elements & Review Notes: Anchored Hearts is the second book in the Keys to Love series. Although it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the first in series because you’ll fall in love with the characters and will want to have started from the beginning!
I love the history between Ale and AM! The pacing is slow, a little slower than the first, but definitely worth the read. Anchored Hearts is the perfect book for enjoying on a long lazy day to have time to sink your teeth into the story and soak in the brewing romance!
Warning: This book is filled with delicious food descriptions and may make your mouth water! Alejandro’s father has a restaurant and they clearly make some seriously delicious food. Makes me wish the restaurant was real so I could go visit on a vacation to the Keys!
Fun note: Like the first book, this has a bit of Spanish/English spread throughout lends itself to a fun Latina flair!
In a Nutshell: A fun flirty romance novel to enjoy on a long lazy day. Be prepared to have your mouth water for the delicious food throughout. Highly recommend reading book 1 in series first ‘Island Affair’!
Book Format & Source: Digital ARC gifted from the publisher via NetGalley. I received a complimentary digital copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Any ARC editing errors noticed are assumed corrected prior to the final published copy release.
About Priscilla Oliveras
From the author’s Goodreads profile:
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 https://prisoliveras.com/books/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/prisoliveras, or on Twitter and Instagram via @prisoliveras.
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