Anchored Hearts: An Entertaining Latinx Second Chance Romance (Keys to Love #2) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 2 in the Keys to Love series.


“A big-hearted, beautiful book about first love, second chances, and finding one’s place in the world. An exceptional getaway of a book!” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read

Sparks fly in the Florida Keys when award-winning photographer and prodigal son Alejandro ends up back home, forced to face the familia—and the girl he left behind—for the first time in years. Can these two Key West natives learn to put away old hurts and embrace a new future under the tropical sun?

Effervescent with humor, romance, Latinx culture, and the unique island energy of Key West, Florida, the acclaimed Keys to Love Series by USA Today bestselling author Priscilla Oliveras is the perfect summer read. Now in mass market for the first time!

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?

About the Author

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. Her work has garnered praise from O, The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, among others. Priscilla earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and now serves as adjunct faculty in the program while also teaching the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go.

Praise For…

Praise For the Keys to Love Romances:
“A big-hearted, beautiful book about first love, second chances, and finding one’s place in the world. An exceptional getaway of a book!” —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read on Anchored Hearts
“Anchored Hearts has it all: undeniable chemistry, believable roadblocks, a heartwarming world, and a lush Key West setting that leaps off the page. Alejandro and Anamaría’s love story is not to be missed!” —Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man on Anchored Hearts
“Priscilla Oliveras carries readers away on a tropical escape through the pages of a cheery, optimistic romance that casts island sunshine on even the darkest of circumstances. Island Affair is her strongest work yet, perfectly calibrating its inviting family scenes with a sweet, heart-melting romance…a charming fake relationship romance made all the sweeter by Oliveras’ understanding that the best kind of love is one with room for the whole family.” —Entertainment Weekly on Island Affair

“Oliveras has perfected the second-chance romance trope…The Key West setting is vibrant, adding a blessed touch of armchair travel to the current global circumstances. Wonderfully soapy, this is a romance to read in one sitting. A stunning romance of first love found again.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW for Anchored Hearts

“The Florida island setting is only part of the appeal of this character-driven, second-chance romance between smart and badass Anamaria and sexy and artistic Alejandro as they slowly realize that successful relationships have room for both partners’ professions and dreams. Another draw: Oliveras' portrayal of family and social media ties are reminiscent of Alisha Rai's romances.” Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for Anchored Hearts

“Oliveras keeps up the tropical vibes…Oliveras’ authentic portrayal of Latinx family life and picturesque descriptions of the Keys keep the pages turning.” Publishers Weekly for Anchored Hearts
“Looking for a spring getaway that doesn't involve leaving your couch? Then let Anchored Hearts by Priscilla Oliveras transport you to Key West.” PopSugar for Anchored Hearts
“I finished Island Affair with a big smile on my face. I can’t decide what I adored more: Luis and Sara’s love story; their relationships with their complicated and loving families, or the setting of Key West, which sounded so beautiful I wanted to jump on a plane. I can't wait to read more by Priscilla Oliveras!” —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author on Island Affair
“Rich with emotion and breathtaking prose…a captivating love story that demonstrates the power of forgiveness and strong family bonds.” Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author on Island Affair

“A classic fake relationship romance, set in the dreamy Florida Keys…When they finally admit their feelings for each other, there's nothing fake about it. And in this novel, happy ever after isn't just for the hero and heroine, but their families too.” NPR on Island Affair
“The Key West setting is lovingly portrayed, showing how local families struggle with the rising costs of living on an island paradise…Oliveras has a gift for showcasing how new lovers navigate introducing romantic partners to their families…Two good people find love in this emotional, slow-burn romance.” —Kirkus Reviews on Island Affair
"Oliveras' delightful romance, the start of the Keys to Love series is infused with the sights and tastes of Key West, creating an immersive experience. The families are realistically drawn in all their challenges, and building a relationship in a week in close quarters is a fun setup, with friction and a satisfying ending. Readers will look forward to the next installment." —Booklist on Island Affair
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras is a hug of a book—it fills the heart to the brim with its tenderness, warm-heartedness, and kindness. With some books, you know from the very beginning how wonderful the characters and their story are going to be and that feeling only grows with every page you turn.” —Frolic, Book of the Week on Island Affair
“A pitch-perfect beach read!” —BookPage, Most Anticipated Romances of the Year on Island Affair

“Island Affair is a perfect, romantic Caribbean escape. Much like a warm ocean breeze, Priscilla Oliveras’ beautiful take on the beloved fake fiancé trope sweeps readers into a heartfelt story about two people who fall in love while helping each other overcome substantial personal obstacles. Don’t miss this lovely beginning to Priscilla Oliveras’ new series. Can’t wait to take my next trip!” Jamie Beck, USA Today bestselling author on Island Affair

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420156089
ISBN-10: 142015608X
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Keys to Love