Mia Sosa comes to the blog today with the third in her Love on Cue series, three friends: three loves in
Crashing into Her
Repeat after me: I cannot go wrong with a romance from Mia Sosa. Yes, there it is – I cannot go wrong with a romance from Mia Sosa. Her stories have everything! Hear, heart, laughter and characters who could be snatched from any street in the country and put in a Benetton ad – diversity that just is, like real life, with characters who have flaws and strengths just like every other person in the world, regardless of how they ‘fit’ an image. And these three (squared) are lovely – from Tori and her Puerto Rican family with her best friend Eva – both fitness trainers, and now Ashley, Tori’s sister in law who is with her brothers Hollywood agent. Everyone comes together at Tori’s wedding in Connecticut, where Eva meets her cousin (favorite cousin that is) Anthony and he is the rescue from an oversold, overbooked flight and a layover at the airport. Oh the sparks are amazing, and everything is fine as Anthony doesn’t “do” relationships (or repeats) and Eva is convinced manipulation is foremost when she lets a man into her life.
That would be fine and the one night would be just that if Eva wasn’t moving across country from Philly to LA to work at Tori’s fitness studio, and running into Anthony right off the bat. Oh he’s busy avoiding relationships or the ‘possibility’ of them by proclaiming in ever-increasingly idiotic pronouncements that just set off Eva’s let’s F with him button – because that AMUSES her. From the laughs to the snark – there are laugh out loud moments that break up the electric connection – strong enough to steam up your eReader! And growth – because while it takes two to truly make (or break) a relationship, the growth that everyone experiences along the way (or should) is stunning – from right in their face moments of clarity to those thoughts about the other person that just won’t go away. When you add in family (Anthony’s father is cooking and completely adorable), good friends and the underlying story of Eva’s taking a class in stunt performing – and her own rather ‘well defined’ relationship with her father – these two are so much more alike than different, even as they have approaches that are completely opposite.
Mouthy, funny and neither having a fully-functional ‘edit before you speak’ button – this mix of cultural references, friendships, laughter, romance and some seriously rip the clothes off scenes add up to make a lovely series, and this story may be my favorite of the bunch. The mouthy Eva – so self-reliant (and giver of sex toys in rainbow colors with long flowy tails) was the one who most needed to find “her person’ and there aren’t any better who can match her wits, mouth or humor than Anthony. I’m going to miss this series and the people – but they all have their own happiness to look forward to – and I can only look forward to more by Mia Sosa
“And this is the crux of the problem. He speaks.What I wouldn’t give for a roll of duct tape.”
Title: Crashing into Her
Author: Mia Sosa
Series: Love on Cue #3
Also in this series: Acting on Impulse, Pretending He's Mine
Genre: African-American, Contemporary Romance, Interracial, Latin American, Multi-Cultural
Published by: Avon Impulse
Published on: 19 February, 2019
Source: Publisher via Avon Addicts, Publisher Via Edelweiss
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Relationships are a thing of the past for Eva Montgomery. Her current motto? You can’t spell “manipulative” without man. But Eva has needs, and a one-night-stand at her best friend’s wedding is the perfect way to kick off her new approach to singledom. Then a job opportunity puts her in the same city with the guy she can’t forget . . .
Anthony Castillo is a perpetual bachelor—no strings, just flings—a status he maintains by being honest about his intentions and never looking back. So why is he still thinking about the firecracker of a woman who rocked his world at his cousin’s wedding? It’s a question he refuses to answer, until she comes crashing back into his life, taking his emotional walls down with her.
When her father doubts her ability to make it in LA, Eva vows to go big and prove him wrong. With her athletic background, she’s an ideal candidate for stunt work. But first she’ll need training, and the instructor is none other than her former hookup, Anthony Castillo. Except he’s not as cocky as she remembers and he’s definitely still sexy as sin. The only problem is . . . Anthony doesn’t want her anywhere near his stunt school—or his heart.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via Avon Addicts, Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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