Release Date: Sep 14, 2021
Heat Level: Hot
Imprint: Avon Books
“Their relationship was complicated, mixed with love and affection, anger and hurt, and unfulfilled desire. But when she thought about Gabe, it was like a cavern opened up in her chest, a gaping emptiness where her heart and vital organs should be. If she had the chance to replace even a bit of what she’d lost, she had to take it. Maybe if he could just be in her life again, somehow, she wouldn’t feel the ache of loneliness as acutely as she had since he left.”
Gabriel Aguilar left everything in the Bronx including his parents, his family, and his best friend, Michelle, when he chose to go to college in Los Angeles. The falling out with his parents and Michelle have prevented Gabriel from going back to the Bronx, afraid to face them, until he has to travel for work. What’s worse than that? His business partner asked Michelle to help them with the marketing for their new gym. Gabe doesn’t have anywhere else to hide. Michelle is ready for some answers from the boy who broke her heart years before, and she will stop at nothing to get them.
Alexis Daria continues to impress me. Honestly, her books are highly entertaining and extremely funny. I thought the first one in this series was good, but this one was leagues above it in my opinion. There are a huge number of supporting characters in A Lot Like Adios, but Michelle Amato stole the show in this story. She shines in every page that she is on, and I just want to gush about how wonderful of character that she is. While Gabe may not have the presence that Michelle does in this book, I still enjoyed him. I loved his growth and how his relationship with his family is mended after many years of estrangement. I think that Michelle brought out the best in him and pushed him to do things that were uncomfortable for him or that he had been hiding from. Their physical chemistry was muy caliente, but it extended far beyond the physical to a place of deep intimacy, friendship, and love.
There really was so much to love in this story, and if you are a fan of Talia Hibbert and Alisha Rai then you will absolutely enjoy this one!