Don't Date Rosa Santos by Nina Nina MorenoDon't Date Rosa Santos by Nina Nina Moreno

Don't Date Rosa Santos

byNina Nina Moreno

Hardcover | May 14, 2019

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For fans of GILMORE GIRLS and TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE, this effervescent love story from debut author Nina Moreno will sweep you away.

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.

But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

As her college decision looms, Rosa collides-literally-with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?
Nina Moreno is a YA writer whose writing is somewhere between Southern fiction and a telenovela. She graduated from the University of Florida and writes about Latinas chasing their dreams, falling in love, and navigating life in the hyphen. She lives by a swamp outside of Orlando where she enjoys listening to carefully curated playlist...
Title:Don't Date Rosa SantosFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.62 × 5.88 × 1.12 inPublished:May 14, 2019Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1368039707

ISBN - 13:9781368039703

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mini review on GR! Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: Mention of death. Up till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Disney Book Group and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I saw this book on Netgalley I jumped to request it! Unfortunately it wasn’t for me. As I started reading I lost interest. I thought it was just because I didn’t know the characters or the story. But this kept on happening. Eventually I realized I had no interest in the book. Still recommend. I really believe this is an important book.
Date published: 2019-03-01

Editorial Reviews

"The delicate aroma of fresh-baked pastry combined with the heady intoxication of sea winds infiltrate the pages of this romantic debut novel. I fell in love with all three generations of Santos women as I rushed through the pages on Port Coral's lemon-scented breeze. When I was done, I held the book to my heart, happy for love, happy for memories, and happy this book exists in the world. Pa'lante."-Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit