Genre: Contemporary romance/Season romance
Series: Snowbird series #3
Source: I received a complimentary copy.
- Publication date: March 8, 2017
- Publisher: Estrella Publishing
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06X97K6KV
- Length: 186 pages
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LuAnn Sparks and Joaquin Sandoval were childhood friends; his parents were employed by LuAnn’s family. LuAnn, born to wealthy parents, marries well and leads a privileged lifestyle until she loses her husband and their money. Joaquin is a bad-boy, Harley-riding rebel whose clever invention makes him an overnight millionaire. Reunited after more than twenty-five years apart, they still care for each other. But LuAnn is trying to put her life back together. And Joaquin is determined to obtain custody of his eight-year-old daughter. Can an up-tight socialite and a tattooed-biker find a forever-after-kind of love and forge a new family together?
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About the author….
Hebby Roman is the multi-published, Amazon best-selling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her first contemporary romance, SUMMER DREAMS, was the launch title for Encanto, a print line featuring Latino romances. And her re-published e-book, SUMMER DREAMS, was #1 in Amazon fiction and romance. Her medieval historical romance, THE PRINCESS AND THE TEMPLAR, was selected for the Amazon Encore program and was #1 in medieval fiction.
She was selected for the Romantic Times “Texas Author” award, and she won a national Harlequin contest. Her book, BORDER HEAT, was a Los Angeles Times Book Festival selection. Her contemporary romance, TO DANCE AGAIN, was a 2016 RONE Finalist.
She is blessed to have all her family living close by in north Texas, including her two granddaughters, Mackenzie Reese and Presley Davis. Hebby lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, Luis, and Maltipoo, Maximillian.
LuAnn and the Latin Lover by Hebby Roman is a great Contemporary Romance set yes, in an RV Park on South Padre Island, Texas. It’s the third and possibly final book in “Snowbirds” Series. It features an “older” or more “mature” couple. Some call them “season romances”, personally I enjoy older or more mature couples. I relate more to these type characters.
This is the story of LuAnn Sparks and Joaquin Sandoval, once childhood friends. Joaquin’s parents worked for LuAnn’s wealthy family. But tragedy strikes both LuAnn and Joaquin, leaving them adrift. So they move to Padre Island, where they meet again. Joaquin is a Harley-riding rebel, and a bad boy, who becomes a millionaire overnight, due to his invention. He’s seeking to gain custody of his eight-year old daughter, after his wife’s tragic death. LuAnn lived the life of a privileged society matron, until her husband unexpectedly dies, leaving her penniless so she moves to an RV Park on Padre Island, guess who her neighbor is, yes, her old childhood friend, sexy, Joaquin.
Ms. Roman did an exceptional job with these mature, exciting characters. They were easy to relate to, beliveable, realistic and lovable. The plot moved smoothly and did not lag. The plot also pertained to everyday life, love, tragedy, second chances and the maturity of dealing with unexpected issues.
Can love find it’s way into the lives of an up-tight socialite and a tattooed-biker? Or will they give up their second chance at love? They are just like day and night, but they do get alone very well in the bedroom.
A well written story with some twists and turns. The spice level was great, to me. I have to admit, I was unexpectedly happy with Joaquin and LuAnn’s story. I intend to go back and read the other two in this series. “LuAnn and the Latin Lover” shows readers that a subgenre, just as “season romances”, can and does appeal to older readers, such as myself. It was a surprise to me, and one I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
While, this was my first time reading the “Snowbird” series, I had no trouble following the characters nor the plot.
Contemporary romance fans, will enjoy reading a story with mature/older characters and the amazing plot, I believe. Don’t let the title fool you, it’s about more than sensuality, it’s about filling a gap between lost, grief and finding love and a HEA.
I was unexpectedly pleased with Joaquin and LuAnn’s story. I hope you will give “LuAnn and the Latin Lover” a chance, I think you will enjoy reading about these mature, older characters, as much as I did.
I received a complimentary copy.
Heat reating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR