Liana De la Rosa was a new to me author and I was thrilled to be given the chance to read and review her upcoming release with Berkley. I didn’t have a whole lot of expectations from the story, the gorgeous cover was first to grab my attention with its vibrant colors and the idea of this sisterhood as they navigated their new home, and I knew I had to read it. I’m so glad I did, it was such a unique, well-written story, and I loved that it focused on a multicultural romance set in English society.
The language blew me away, as an avid reader with what I would consider a vast vocabulary this book used words I’d never heard of that combined with the history, culture, and enchanting settings flowed seamlessly and made me feel like I was learning parts of history I never knew existed. I often felt as though I was reading an extended book of poetry that flowed with grace and detail, so unlike other books I’d read before.
With a flair for the element of surprise, the Luna sisters take their new community by storm with their beauty and charm, keeping their identity a secret while living under Lady Yardkey’s supervision. I loved the drama and secrecy, the banter and tension, and the plot line was exciting, fun and still managed to be informative and deep, Ana Maria + Gideon had a love story with all the best parts of a romance with action that kept me turning the pages for more.
Ana Maria and Gideon had such great chemistry, this book was a delicious forbidden romance that had a well-written slow burn that was everything.
Incredible side characters filled out the cast in this book, from the sisters themselves to Gideon’s friends and foes, it was fun to consider who may appear in the future books of the series, and how they will all find love and happiness. Friendships as a focus in love stories always make my heart happy, and overall BOOK TITLE was an incredible Victorian Latinx romance that I would highly recommend, pick this one up if you love an instant attraction, with a marriage of convenience, a little bit of forbidden romance, and with a build-up that will have you swooning!
Pick this one up if you’re here for a book boyfriend who manages to pull off being a quiet hero, a fierce protector with a sweet side who definitely knows how to steam up a good sex scene and a female MC who isn’t afraid to show her true colors, and make a life beyond her father’s expectations.
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