Just for the Holidays
October 26, 2021
Mass Market Paperback
Summary: Casting director Perla Sambrano knows Gael Montez is the perfect actor for her new film project. As long as she forgets his oh-so-tempting allure and keeps her heart out of it. Because their chemistry’s no act and she needs to be careful…
The Montez men hurt the women they love. Or so Gael believes. Keeping things professional with Perla is the only way to protect her. Until a snowstorm strands them together, leading to an unplanned Christmas fling that lands them both on the naughty list!-From Goodreads
What I Liked: Even though this is the second in a series, I didn’t feel lost and I felt that Herrera did a good job catching new readers up to speed with the previous story. She also managed to tell a complete story in a small amount of pages-not an easy feat. I’m normally not a huge fan of second-chance romances because I usually find the reason the couple broke up in the first place to be lacking. However, this story featured a pretty decent reason that made sense in the overall story. The main characters, Perla and Gael were well-written (even if I liked Perla more) and I believed their chemistry. Gael’s family was a delight and I would love to see more of them in the rest of the series. This book is also not shy with the dirty talk and the sex scenes were realistic and hot.
What I Didn’t Like: Even though I said I believed the overall break up story in this book, there was a part of Gael’s past, specifically involving his father, that I couldn’t quite believe. It felt far-fetched and didn’t add anything to the story.
Who Should Read It: Anyone looking for a short, hot Christmas story that doesn’t take itself too seriously will enjoy this book.
Review Wrap Up: This is a wonderful example of a Latinx romance that effortlessly infuses the traditions of a Hispanic family while taking some of the most famous tropes (second-chance romance, fake dating, only one bed, forced proximity) and making them feel unique. I really enjoyed this story and think you will too