G. Bianco, 2019
The Queens of Mariachi are back!
Many of you might remember me raving about Priscilla Oliveras’s release from earlier this year, West Side Love Story. Well, its sequel Kiss Me, Catalina has just been released on November 1st and it is just as much fun as the first book!
Catalina Capuleta gets the chance of a lifetime when she joins superstar heartthrob and fellow mariachi Patricio Galán on his seven-week concert tour. Demanding and arrogant, Patricio challenges Cat on every level, as an artist and as a woman. But headstrong Cat is determined to be his match. No matter how seductive Patricio’s baritone voice, Cat’s eyes are only on the prize: success and making her familia proud. No woman gets under Patricio’s skin like Cat. Her talent mesmerizes. Her passion is thrilling. And her drive, stemming from an old unhealed family wound, exposes a vulnerability he secretly recognizes in himself. When the duo hits the road, the sparks don’t just fly—they detonate. Stage by stage, as each reckons with the past—and with each other’s quick-fire personalities—they bring crowds to their feet, and Cat’s long-held dreams come true. Will their road romance go up in flames? Or could making music together kindle the most rapturous love song of their lives?
I adored this first book in this series and I definitely wasn’t disappointed by the sequel! Catalina and Patricio are such amazing characters and I loved how as the book goes on, their personalities get more and more nuanced.
This book also discusses the deep familial roots that influence both of these characters deal with and how their Latin heritage has made them into the people they are. Oliveras also dives into the world of mariachi and the music industry as a whole which I found especially interesting and thought it added so much more to the plot.
I could not get enough of the Capuleta girls and the insight into the culture and history of mariachi. Any romance lover will love this book and I sincerely hope that a book three for the Queens of Mariachi Series is in the works!
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.
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