- Oliveras, Priscilla. Matched to perfection.
- Love stories
New York, NY :
Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp
- Item Description
- A Zebra shout fresh new romance"--Cover.
- Physical Description
- vi, 328 pages ; 18 cm
- Main Author
*Starred Review* Rising author Oliveras continues her excellent contemporary Matched to Perfection series featuring three Latina sisters, following the acclaimed His Perfect Partner (2017). Here, after helping run her sister's wedding, librarian Rosa sleeps with her longtime crush and friend, Jeremy Taylor. When she realizes she is pregnant, she turns down Jeremy's immediate proposal, thinking it was offered out of duty. Her position at a Catholic high school is important to her, as are the teens she mentors in the Poetry Club. Scenes at the school show Rosa at her caring best. When severe nausea forces her to work part-time, she has to tell her administration about her pregnancy. While they review the situation, Jeremy helps by taking her to work and brewing soothing ginger and mint teas. He stays with her in her weakened condition, and their trust and love grow. Jeremy is struggling with his family's expectations and his own career, but he works hard to show Rosa how important she is to him. Oliveras infuses warmth, intelligence, and emotion into this refreshing read. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews
Oliveras tops her excellent debut, His Perfect Partner, with this revelatory, realistic second romance set among the Puerto Rican community in contemporary Chicago. Catholic school librarian Rosa Fernandez is known to be steady and responsible, but her two sisters don't know she's hiding a passion for wealthy family friend Jeremy Taylor, an IT specialist. When Rosa learns that Jeremy will soon be going to Japan for several months, she risks a single romantic farewell night with him. Despite their careful use of birth control, Rosa gets pregnant. They're both shocked, but they work together to find a solution. Love and advice from their families, reassessment of their working lives, and the eventual revelation of closely held personal pains all help Rosa and Jeremy develop a full commitment to each other. Oliveras's integration of cultural and class differences, familial expectations, and career objectives into the couple's romantic decision making immeasurably enriches a moving plot about good people making difficult choices. Agent: Rebecca Strauss, DeFiore & Co. (Apr.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.
When her simple fling with Jeremy Taylor, the man on whom she has had a secret crush for years, turns into something more, threatening everything they’ve both worked for, librarian Rosa Fernandez must decide what is more important—her career or a love to last a lifetime. Original.Review by Publisher Summary 2
When her fling with Jeremy Taylor, on whom she has had a secret crush for years, has unexpected consequences that threaten both of their futures, librarian Rosa Fernandez must decide if she is willing to risk her career for love.Review by Publisher Summary 3
A Buzzfeed Best Romances of the Year A Washington Post Best Romances of the Month A Goodreads Best Romances of the Month A #1 bestseller on Barnes & Noble’s Top 100 list. From the USA Today bestselling author of Island Affair comes the story of three dazzling sisters brimming with talent, ambition—and passion—in a warm-hearted, sexy new series filled with Latinx culture, family drama, and women pursuing their dreams against all odds. Fans of The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, Well Met by Jen DeLuca, and You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria. Rosa Fernandez doesn’t act on impulse—she’s the responsible one, planning her career with precision, finally landing a job as the librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her strongest emotions to her secret poetry journal. But she’s been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance with him at her sister’s wedding, Rosa longs to let loose for the first time. She deserves some fun, after all. So what if she doesn’t have a shot with Jeremy, not with his wealthy pedigree and high profile lifestyle. But one dance leads to one kiss, and soon Rosa is head-over-heels . . . The adopted son of a prominent Chicago lawyer, Jeremy has a lot to live up to—especially with his birth father in prison—the perfect example of a bad example. With a big promotion and a move to Japan in the works, Jeremy is worlds away from settling down. But sweet, steady Rosa is a temptation he doesn’t want to deny himself, at least for now. Yet when their simple fling turns complicated, everything they’ve both worked for is threatened—except the red-hot intimacy they’ve found together. Can forever really grow from just-for-now? Praise for Her Perfect Affair: “Oliveras tops her excellent debut, His Perfect Partner, with this revelatory, realistic second romance. . . . Oliveras’s integration of cultural and class differences, familial expectations, and career objectives into the couple’s romantic decision making immeasurably enriches a moving plot about good people making difficult choices.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW “Rising author Oliveras continues her excellent contemporary Matched to Perfection series featuring three Latina sisters, following the acclaimed His Perfect Partner. . . . Oliveras infuses warmth, intelligence, and emotion into this refreshing read.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW “Oliveras has knack for writing big, boisterous, supportive, interfering families, and there is a delightful one here.” —The Washington Post