I’m an only child. I didn’t have siblings to confide in or grow up with. Or even, like in
Big Chicas Don’t Cry
, a group of first cousins who
more like sisters. However, I relate to aspects of each of these four women.
In Erica, I see the most adult version of myself, the version that allows my family and friends to depend on me. In Selena, I can see the carefree wild child I was in my twenties (who I still see glimpses of today)—slightly irresponsible, but with good intentions. With Gracie, I see the shy, awkward version of myself that will sometimes unexpectedly pop up, especially when meeting new people. And, finally, in Mari, I see the disillusion of what the reality of the white picket fence can be.
Author Annette Chavez Macias, who has previously written romance novels under the pseudonym Sabrina Sol, delivers the book of her heart. The book that she worked on for years and put every part of her soul into. Designed to make you laugh and cry, this story could be described as a Latinx
This Is Us
, and, if family is important to you, then you’ll love getting to know these women as they share their ups and downs, laughs and loves, and even grief. But these best friends might just manage to get through the hardest of times as long as they put aside their differences and stick together.
—Maria Gomez, Editor