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Book Review | You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Date Published | August 4, 2020

Date Read | Aug 2021

Goodreads Rating | 1

Overall | I so wanted to like this book – I’ve been scouring Amazon for more Own Voices romances but this one just didn’t work no matter how hard I tried

Pros | Own Voices

Cons | No sparks between the 2 characters and he’s a total jerk with no redeeming qualities but she’s also just as vapid and self-absorbed as he is

Warnings | None

POV | Third Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | Leading Ladies do not end up on tabloid covers. 

After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be easy enough to follow—until a casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez.

Leading Ladies don’t need a man to be happy.

After his last telenovela character was killed off, Ashton is worried his career is dead as well. Joining this new cast as a last-minute addition will give him the chance to show off his acting chops to American audiences and ping the radar of Hollywood casting agents. To make it work, he’ll need to generate smoking-hot on-screen chemistry with Jasmine. Easier said than done, especially when a disastrous first impression smothers the embers of whatever sexual heat they might have had.

Leading Ladies do not rebound with their new costars.

With their careers on the line, Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. But rehearsal leads to kissing, and kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. While their on-screen performance improves, the media spotlight on Jasmine soon threatens to destroy her new image and expose Ashton’s most closely guarded secret.

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