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Queens of Mariachi series press kit

“Oliveras shines in this powerful sequel to West Side Love Story…This multilayered tale is impossible to resist.” 

Publishers Weekly

“A feel-good, slow-burn romance that explores new territory with the mariachi setting.” 

Library Journal

“Details about mariachi music and culture add a fascinating overlay to this romance with smart, talented, and feisty characters.” 





“A sparkling tribute to the rivalries of Romeo and Juliet, with none of the tragedy and all of the swoony romance.” 

Library Journal

“Reading a Priscilla Oliveras book is like being wrapped in a warm hug, and West Side Love Story is no exception.” 

Entertainment Weekly

“A sweet romance and complicated family dynamics make this brilliantly executed Romeo and Juliet retelling a must-read. This is Priscilla Oliveras’s best yet!” 

—Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook

“Nothing is more romantic than forbidden love and this book pulls it off gorgeously. Priscilla Oliveras writes in musical prose about longing and passion and our duties and love for our families with great understanding. Bravo!” 

—Barbara O’Neal, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids

West Side Love Story captures the very best things about Latinx communities: fiercely loving families, passionate strivers, and joyfully embracing who we are. This delightful enemies-to-lovers romance is full of swoon-worthy moments and brimming with strong female characters. You will be rooting as hard for Mariana’s all-girl mariachi band as you will for the hard earned HEA.” 

—Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author of A Caribbean Heiress in Paris



“When a summer heat wave in New York City causes an extended blackout, three friends each find herself stuck with the last person she anticipated.

The conceit of a blackout offers a delicious forced-proximity element to each novella, although the friendship through-line is somewhat weakened by taking place through only a handful of text-based interactions. Ultimately, the romance is where these stories truly ignite, with varying levels of angst and heat. A steamy trio of rom-com stories that is best savored slowly.”

Kirkus Reviews 

“Oliveras’s ‘Lights Out’ sees sparks fly when Mateo Garza, a Lin Manuel Miranda–esque Broadway sensation, rescues his high school crush, theatre critic Vanessa Ríos, from a panicking crowd on the opening night of his show. Her bad review of his previous project provides believable conflict and raises the stakes to their killer chemistry.”

—Publishers Weekly



“Oliveras has perfected the second-chance romance trope with Alejandro and Anamaría. Their anguish is so real that the book should come with tissues. The Key West setting is vibrant, adding a blessed touch of armchair travel to the current global circumstances. Wonderfully soapy, this is a romance to read in one sitting.  A stunning romance of first love found again.”

—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“A big-hearted, beautiful book about first love, second chances, and finding one’s place in the world. Oliveiras writes with a rare warmth that not only brings her characters to life but also lets her readers sink into the gorgeous Key West sunrises she so lovingly describes. An exceptional getaway of a book!”

—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author Beach Read

“The Florida island setting is only part of the appeal of this character-driven, second-chance romance between smart and badass Anamaria and sexy and artistic Alejandro as they slowly realize that successful relationships have room for both partners’ professions and dreams. Another draw: Oliveras’ portrayal of family and social media ties are reminiscent of Alisha Rai’s romances.”




One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “28 of the Best Beach Reads of Summer 2020”

One of NetGalley’s “Most Anticipated April Releases”

“Oliveras has been steadily growing her presence as a romance author, one with a knack for heartwarming family ensembles and a cozy sense of home. But Island Affair is her strongest work yet, perfectly calibrating its inviting family scenes with a sweet, heart-melting romance. “

—Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly

“I finished Island Affair with a big smile on my face. I can’t decide what I adored more: Luis and Sara’s love story; their relationships with their complicated and difficult and loving families, or the setting of Key West, which sounded so beautiful I wanted to jump on a plane. I can’t wait to read more by Priscilla Oliveras!”

—Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author 

“Priscilla Oliveras writes about families and love with warmth and charm. If you love nuanced characters & big emotions, read her books.” 
 —HelenKay Dimon, author of The Secret She Keeps

“Island Affair is a perfect romantic Caribbean escape. Don’t miss this lovely beginning to Priscilla Oliveras’s new series. Can’t wait to take my next trip!”  “Island Affair is a perfect romantic Caribbean escape.”
—Jamie Beck, USA Today bestselling author



A Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018

Oliveras’ marvelous third Matched to Perfection contemporary tackles domestic violence and policing in Chicago’s Puerto Rican community with superb nuance…Oliveras’s tangled, topical conflicts between multidimensional characters blend with lovingly portrayed family life in an intricate, realistic plot, enmeshing the reader in her created world.”

—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW,

“Readers will feel utterly carried away in Lili and Diego’s world, with the upbringing and values that color the decisions they make tenderly woven throughout. Whether you’re well-versed in Puerto Rican culture or completely new to it, Oliveras welcomes readers into a space that feels both familiar and new and exciting. “

—Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly



“Like Oliveras’s previous novels it (Resort to Love) features a Puerto Rican heroine and it is a sweet and sexy closed door romance that is not lacking in sexual tension. Oliveras’s recurring core theme of balancing faith, family and love in order to find happiness drives this story of ex-lovers reunited as rivals in a real-estate transaction…Resort to Love was a emotional read that balanced angst with humor for sweet and hopeful romance about valuing family and knowing when to risk it all by laying everything out on the table.”

Love In Panels, Ana Coqui



“Oliveras tops her excellent debut, His Perfect Partner, with this revelatory, realistic second romance set among the Puerto Rican community in contemporary Chicago…Oliveras’s integration of cultural and class differences, familial expectations, and career objectives into the couple’s romantic decision making immeasurably enriches a moving plot about good people making difficult choices.”

Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Rising author Oliveras continues her excellent contemporary MATCHED TO PERFECTION series featuring three Latina sisters, following the acclaimed His Perfect Partner (2017)…Oliveras infuses warmth, intelligence, and emotion into this refreshing read.




“Oliveras’s outstanding debut tangles romance into family life…The realistic, multifaceted characters have interesting nuances, and Oliveras never stoops to employing contrived misunderstandings, instead creating real obstacles with meaning and depth. Moving familial relationships and splashes of Puerto Rican culture round out this splendid contemporary and bode well for the future of the series.”

Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“Debuting author Oliveras takes all the right steps in this sweet romance…Oliveras’ refreshing tale is the start of a very special trilogy featuring a Chicago-based Latina and Latino cast, and it is packed with emotion, humor, and memorable characters. Fans of Samantha Chase will enjoy this heart-tugging love story by a promising newcomer.”

Booklist, STARRED REVIEW, Amy Alessio

“Oliveras makes a perfect debut with a sweet, sassy, traditional romance. Book one in her Matched to Perfection series about three Latina sisters is a tale of a career dance and a workaholic who have nothing in common but love and family. The story is well written and full of fun, welcoming characters. Readers will laugh and cry and be uplifted by the HEA. Oliveras is an author to watch.”

 RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“This is an overwhelmingly positive story, even in its darkest moments. The secondary characters, including Yazmine’s two sisters, are delightful and not mere plot devices to move the story along. (Readers can look forward to seeing them again, as they are slated to get their own books in this new series.) Readers will feel as though the Fernandez family has and welcomed them into the clan. It’s rare nowadays that a love story is sexy without sex, but His Perfect Partner will touch reader’s hearts.”

IndiePicks, In Book Reviews by Robin Bradford

“HIS PERFECT PARTNER, All the right moves…a sweet romance sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings.”

Bookpage, Christie Ridgway



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