Yazmine Fernandez is a professional dancer who put her Broadway goals aside to come home and care for her father when he was diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago. Yaz is going through an identity crisis—fighting the need to succeed in a career her parents sacrificed much for her to pursue, yet uncertain it’s where she truly belongs. Enter Tomás Garcia, a single father on the fast track to VP in a large Chicago advertising firm. Jaded by a broken marriage, Tomás is intent on providing his daughter with a stable, loving home life like the one he grew up in, but without the financial insecurity and stigma he experienced as a boy from the wrong side of the tracks in a Texas border town.

Tomás is searching for the American suburban dream—job and financial security, comfortable home and neighborhoods, simple family life style. Yazmine is convinced her future has to feature bright lights and big city. When circumstances beyond their control push these two together, leading them to face family issues and loss together, they find out that life and love aren’t always predictable.

Despite their stubbornness at denying their attraction, Yazmine and Tomás discover that their supposedly different paths in life are ultimately connected and intertwined by their love and respect for each other.


Book Two in the Matched to Perfection Series

Rosa Fernandez is never impulsive—she’s the responsible sister and reliable librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her emotions to her private poetry journal. But she’s been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance at her sister’s wedding, Rosa longs to finally let loose. She knows there’s no shot with Jeremy, with his wealthy pedigree and high profile status; but one dance leads to one kiss, and . . .


The adopted son of a prominent Chicago lawyer, Jeremy has much to live up to—especially with his birth father in prison. With a big promotion and overseas move ahead, Jeremy isn’t thinking of settling down. Yet sweet, steady Rosa is an irresistible temptation. When their simple fling turns complicated, all they’ve worked for is threatened—except the heated intimacy they’ve found together. Can forever really grow from just-for-now?

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