…sweet and thoughtful, but delightfully filthy, too…Every moment in [Priscilla and Juan Pablo's] love story feels beautifully earned.
Coming soon! American Sweethearts by Adriana Herrera will be available Mar 31, 2020.
Herrera finds passion in familiarity and lets romance arise from personal growth in the authentic, swoon-worthy love story between second-generation Latinx New Yorkers that closes her Dreamers series (after American Love Story). As love-struck teenagers, Priscilla Gutierrez and Juan Pablo Campos planned their future together, both dreaming of joining the NYPD until a family trauma led Juan Pablo to back out of applying to the academy at the last minute. The couple’s tumultuous relationship has been on-again-off-again for the two decades since, as Juan Pablo has been unable to accept Priscilla’s high-risk career. When a wedding in the Dominican Republic throws them together during a decidedly “off” period, they begin to rebuild. Now a successful physical therapist, Juan Pablo’s newfound willingness to let Priscilla take the lead in her own life, and his encouragement that she should turn her side gig leading sex-education workshops into a full-time career, allows them to settle into a dynamic that actually works. The couple’s families and mutual friends gently tease them toward each other in a heartwarming show of community support, and the diverse cast and casually queer hero (Juan Pablo’s exes include men as well as women) are rendered with loving care. The eventual sex scenes are creative, high-intensity, and sure to please romance fans. Inclusive, optimistic, and scorching, this romance sends the series out on a high note. Agent: Linda Camacho, Gallt & Zacker. (Apr.)
Named to Publishers Weekly's Best 20 Books of 2020!
“This entire series has been so joyful, a breathtaking celebration of love and family amid tight-knit immigrant and Latinx communities. American Sweethearts is the most delicious conclusion to all that.” —Entertainment Weekly
"Every moment in their love story feels beautifully earned." New York Times Book Review
"Herrera finds passion in familiarity and lets romance arise from personal growth in the authentic, swoon-worthy love story between second-generation Latinx New Yorkers that closes her Dreamers series... Inclusive, optimistic, and scorching, this romance sends the series out on a high note." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[R]ising romance star Herrera continues to be a strong and effective champion for the important role cultural, ethnic, and sexual diversity have in our society.” —Booklist
"American Sweethearts has a great combination of sexy, gutsy romance between two adults who have baggage and growth under their belts, strong friendships, unbreakable family bonds and a sharp probing of social issues. It’s a brew cooked up by Herrera with tender loving care and the end result is one of the best contemporaries I’ve read thus far this year." —All About Romance
“Soul-stirring and deeply satisfying.” —TBQ’s Book Palace
"Progressive, timely, and downright steamy!" —What’s Better Than Books
"Like the other books in the series, American Sweethearts is loaded with social justice and high on the heat index. It’s a lovely last book in an incredibly strong debut series." —Cannonball Read