Island Affair: A Fun Summer Love Story (Keys to Love #1) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the Keys to Love series.


“This is Us” meets “The Wedding Date”…Latinx style! When social media influencer Sara Vance is stranded sans her flaky boyfriend just before a Key West family vacation, a meet-cute with Cuban-American firefighter Luis Navarro in the parking lot of the airport is the answer to her prayers. With Luis as her fake fiancée for the week, Sara can maintain her “perfect” image IRL. But what happens when the fake starts feeling so real? Gorgeously repackaged in mass-market, Island Affair from USA Today bestselling author Priscilla Oliveras is the ultimate beach read!

Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a
no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . .

Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their fake relationship fade like the stunning sunset . . . or blossom into something beautiful?

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 Island Affair
“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 difficult 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
“Rich with emotion and breathtaking prose, Island Affair delivers a captivating love story that demonstrates the power of forgiveness and strong family bonds.” Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author 

“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
“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
“The beachy first romance in Oliveras’s Keys to Love series (after His Perfect Partner) hits all the right beats of a fake relationship romance.” —Publishers Weekly
“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
"Oliveras' (Their Perfect Melody, 2018) delightful romance, the start to 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
“Readers who love the “fake dating” trope or romances with a backdrop of family drama will enjoy this one.” —Library Journal
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

“A pitch-perfect beach read!” —BookPage, Most Anticipated Romances of the Year
“I’ll read anything that Priscilla writes. I love her stories and how grounded they are in Latinx culture and family. And this new series, which was pitched as Blue Bloods but make it Key West, sounds amazing. And honestly, all I want to read right now is Latinx people living their best lives on a beach.” —BookTrib, Most Anticipated Romances of the Year

“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
“Priscilla Oliveras writes about families and love with warmth and charm. If you love nuanced characters and big emotions, read Island Affair." HelenKay Dimon
"This book is the perfect island escape, filled with the warmth of family and community, lush writing, and the hottest nice-guy firefighter hero I’ve read in a while." Sonali Dev

Praise for Priscilla Oliveras’ Matched to Perfection Series

"If you're looking for a heartwarming love story that will make you smile, laugh, cry, and happy‑sigh, this is it. The novel beautifully highlights the importance of family in Latin cultures and the way our dreams can evolve over time." Redbook on His Perfect Partner

“A highlight of any Oliveras novel is how effortlessly her celebration of her culture lifts off the page, from her sprinkling of Spanish throughout to the large family meals sharing traditional dishes to the distinct flavor of the music and dance styles she emphasizes. Readers will feel utterly carried away...Whether you’re well‑versed in Puerto Rican culture or completely new to it, Oliveras welcomes readers into a space that feels both familiar and new and exciting...A romantic, diverting melody.” Entertainment Weekly on Their Perfect Melody
“A lovely and modern take on an unplanned pregnancy with two people who want the best for their baby but refuse to settle for anything less than true love. Spoiler alert: They don't have to!”NPR on Her Perfect Affair

“Moving familial relationships and splashes of Puerto Rican culture round out this splendid contemporary.” Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW for His Perfect Partner
“Oliveras takes all the right steps in this sweet romance ...Packed with emotion, humor, and memorable characters.” Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for His Perfect Partner

“A classic romance plot…Oliveras has knack for writing big, boisterous, supportive, interfering families, and there is a delightful one here, filled with differing, overwhelming opinions about Rosa and Jeremy, whose long, slow tumble into love is as authentic as it is rewarding.” The Washington Post on Her Perfect Affair
“A sweet romance sure to tug at readers' heartstrings.”Bookpage on His Perfect Partner
“Warm, sweet and spicy in just the right amounts. His Perfect Partner is a delicious read!”  —Kristin Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
"Page‑turning plot, great characters, a sparkling debut!” —Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author on His Perfect Partner

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420156096
ISBN-10: 1420156098
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Keys to Love