"LuAnn and the Latin Lover by Hebby Roman is a great Contemporary Romance set yes, in an RV Park on South Padre Island, Texas. It's the third and possibly final book in "Snowbirds" Series. It features an "older" or more "mature" couple. Some call them "seasoned romances," personally I enjoy older or more mature couples...
Joaquin is a Harley-riding rebel, and a bad boy... He's seeking to gain custody of his eight-year old daughter... LuAnn lived the life of a privileged society matron, until her husband unexpectedly dies, leaving her penniless ... guess who her neighbor is, yes, her old childhood friend, sexy, Joaquin.
Ms. Roman did an exceptional job with these mature, exciting characters. They were easy to relate to, beliveable, realistic and lovable. The plot moved smoothly and did not lag. The plot also pertained to everyday life, love, tragedy, second chances and the maturity of dealing with unexpected issues.
A well written story with some twists and turns. The spice level was great, to me. I have to admit, I was unexpectedly happy with Joaquin and LuAnn's story. I intend to go back and read the other two in this series... Don't let the title fool you, it's about more than sensuality, it's about filling a gap between lost, grief and finding love and a HEA. I received a complimentary copy." 4.5 STARS My Book Addiction and More
"Socialite LuAnn Sparks has hit bottom. Within a year she loses her husband, his company goes bankrupt, and she loses his pension... When her next-door neighbor sees her, he can hardly believe his eyes. His parents worked for hers, and he and LuAnn were good friends so many years ago...
Written against the beautiful background of the beaches of South Padre, Ms. Roman pens a delightful reunion story... LuAnn is still a snob, millionaire Joaquin has never let his new money go to his head... In essence, their roles have changed since their youth, but not their attitudes. LuAnn and Joaquin are well-fleshed out characters and very sympathetic.
Descriptions of the characters are so on point that one could almost smell Joaquin's cologne and get a whiff of LuAnn's fragrance.
The story is not unique: it is another reunion tale, but Ms. Roman's skill weaves it into an interesting story that captures the reader's interest from the very beginning..." 4.0 STARS InD'Tale Magazine
*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*
Series: Snowbirds, book 3. "A good addition to the series. I always enjoy when we get a chance to glimpse the characters from the previous novels. It's also great that we get to see older couples who are choosing to take risks later on in life, and sometimes even start their lives over completely.
Should you read it? We have an interesting exploration of appearances and second chances. Joaquin and LuAnn have desired each other, and they don't want to let this opportunity to reunite pass them by. In spite of their shared history, I think they did kind of rush the idea of a happily ever after together. This rush into a serious relationship also did seem to result in them jumping to conclusions or rash assumptions about the other fairly often. I think all in all it was because they were still getting to know each other, while also dealing with outside stressful factors at the same time." Romance4thebeach
From the Author
"LuAnn and the Latin Lover" is the third and probably my final book in my Snowbirds Series. All three of these books are set in an RV Park on South Padre Island, Texas. And all three of these books feature "older" or "mature" couples, which have now been labeled, with the help of InD'Tale Magazine as "seasoned romances."
I've been writing "seasoned romances" for awhile now, but I really didn't have a name for what subgenre these fit into, and I thank InD'Tale for putting out articles concerning these types of romances and for giving them a name. In fact, the first book of my Snowbird Series, "Catalina and the Winter Texan," was a 2016 InD'Tale semi-finalist in contemporary romance, and another "seasoned romance" of mine, "To Dance Again," had the honor of being a finalist in contemporary romance in 2016, as well.
I enjoy writing "seasoned romances" for a lot of reasons. For one, the characters are more mature, like me, and I can relate readily to issues they're having at their particular time of life. In addition, I find older couples more interesting, as they have gone through a lot of life experiences including: marriage, divorce, widowhood, raising children, and even having grandchildren. In other words, the lives of these characters are very rich, both in what issues they're facing today to find a new or second love, as well as their struggle to overcome the burdens or baggage of their pasts.
I hope you will read "LuAnn and the Latin Lover," and fall in love with the two characters, as I did when I was writing them!