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Julia del Mar Ortiz is not having the best year.
She moved to Dallas with her boyfriend, who ended up ditching her and running back to New York after only a few weeks. Left with a massive—by NYC standards, anyway—apartment and a car lease in the scorching Texas heat, Julia is struggling…except that’s not completely true. Running the charitable foundation of one of the most iconic high fashion department stores in the world is serious #lifegoals.
It’s more than enough to make her want to stick it out down South.
The only monkey wrench in Julia’s plans is the blue-eyed, smart-mouthed consultant the store hired to take them public. Fellow New Yorker Rocco Quinn’s first order of business? Putting Julia’s job on the chopping block.
When Julia is tasked with making sure Rocco sees how valuable the programs she runs are, she’s caught between a rock and a very hard set of abs. Because Rocco Quinn is almost impossible to hate—and even harder to resist.
“Here to Stay is a super sexy slow burn that captivated me from the first page to the last. Adriana Herrera dropped me into a world I couldn’t get enough of—one filled with family, friends, Latinx culture, humor, and heart—and she expertly highlighted important social justice issues that enriched Julia and Rocco’s love story. This is contemporary romance at its finest, and I’m absolutely certain that you will love it!” —Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man
“Dancing between hot, heartwarming, and hilarious, this socially conscious enemies-to-lovers romance from Herrera celebrates Latinx family and friendship, with a dash of N.Y.C. pride thrown in. [Here to Stay] is a knockout.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A fresh and vital new voice in romance.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Herrera's work remains compulsively readable. She crafts lively Latinx characters with instant, electric chemistry that sings on the page, and handles realistic obstacles in a relatable manner.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review for American Fairytale
“Herrera excels at creating the kind of rich emotional connections between her protagonists that romance readers will find irresistible.” —Booklist, starred review for American Dreamer
“[Adriana Herrera] is writing some of my favorite Afro-Latinx characters and giving us beautiful love stories along the way.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author
"Herrera masterfully combines the fun, gooey, interpersonal, romantic stuff with plots that are firmly grounded in reality and involve social justice. The result is contemporary romance that matters, stories that reveal an abundance of inconvenient truths about society." —Book Riot
Herrera’s debut novel, American Dreamer, was one of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Romance Novels of 2019, a 2019 Hot Summer Read on The TODAY Show, and one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Romances of 2019.