Here to Stay

A huge thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. 

The sparks fly between Julia and Rocco. But she’s trying to get control of her life again. She’s running a charitable foundation and even though she’s stuck in Dallas with an apartment and car lease oh so ungenerously gifted to her by her waste of space ex-boyfriend, she’s ok. She’s making it and she’s content. 

And her job is threatened when one of the company partners that funds the charitable organization calls in a number cruncher. Julia can hear the death knell. She misses New York anyway. 

Rocco is the number cruncher assigned to follow her and evaluate her every move. And he knows he’s supposed to be objective and distant and immune. But he finds Julia irresistible. The more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to remember what his priorities should be. 

Here are things I loved about this story:

1. It features an AfroLatina heroine whose voice is authentic and grounded.

2. The love story unfolds naturally, as first impressions are shattered. 

3. The hero is trying to do the right thing and rise above a past that would break the will of any child. 

4. The heroine is strong, independent and unafraid to take control of a situation when necessary. 

The level of steam is off the charts in this one, and you’ll be doggedly cheering for a happy ending as you swoon.

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