West Side Love Story
“A sparkling tribute to the rivalries of Romeo and Juliet, with none of the tragedy and all of the swoony romance. Oliveras (Island Affair) paints with lush prose a lively mariachi scene and the community of the Capuletas’ and Monteros’ San Antonio. With its large cast of fun supporting characters, this should launch a continuing contemporary romance series.” –Library Journal
A heart-stirring romance of star-crossed love, feuding familias, and the bonds of sisterhood by USA Today bestselling author Priscilla Oliveras.
Two familias in Texas, both alike in dignity, rivalries, and passion…
Having grown up in the nurturing household of Casa Capuleta, Mariana will do anything for familia. To solve her adoptive parents’ financial problems amid their rapidly changing San Antonio comunidad, Mariana and her younger sisters are determined to win the Battle of the Mariachi Bands. That means competing against Hugo Montero, their father’s archnemesis, and his band and escalating a decades-old feud. It also raises the stakes of Mariana’s forbidden attraction for a certain dark-eyed mariachi who sets her heart racing.
To Angelo Montero’s familia, Mariana is also strictly off-limits. But that doesn’t stop him from pursuing her. As their secret affair intensifies and the competition grows fierce, they’re swept up in a brewing storm of betrayals, rivalries, and broken ties. Against the odds, they vow to bring peace. But sacrifices must be made and consequences weighed for two star-crossed lovers to make beautiful music together.
“Reading a Priscilla Oliveras book is like being wrapped in a warm hug, and West Side Love Story is no exception.” —Entertainment Weekly
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“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
“West Side Love Story is the perfect harmony of love, familia, and fate. Priscilla Oliveras’s characters shine as much as her stories shine a light on issues facing real people and reading West Side Love Story is like dancing with your favorite person on a warm summer night.” —Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting and The Fastest Way to Fall
“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
“Priscilla Oliveras charms with a story full of passion and heart that celebrates the treasure of families, whether found or biological.” —K.M. Jackson, USA Today bestselling author
“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
“Priscilla Oliveras always writes with warmth and heart, and West Side Love Story is no exception. If you love a dreamy romance that is rooted in reality, put this book at the top of your to-be-read list. Not only will you enjoy a swoon-worthy star-crossed love story, but you will also experience the world of mariachi music, the real cost of gentrification, and the true meaning of family and loyalty. Can’t wait for the next in the series!” —Jamie Beck, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author