As a hopeless fan of telenovelas (Marimar, Pasión de Gavilanes, Triunfo del Amor, Cuandome Enamoro, Jane the virgin and Ugly Betty)….. #YouHadMeAtHolla was such an absolute cute read. Too cute as a matter of fact.
Alexis Daria brings us on an unforgettable, hilarious rom-com journey set in the drama-filled world of telenovelas. Steamy and incredibly romantic.
Jasmine Lin Rodriguez returns to to her hometown of NY to film the starring role in a latinx romantic telenovela (after a messy breakup) with Aston Suarez as her costar (whose acting career is dwindling after his last telenovela character was killed off,).
With their careers on the line, Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. While trying to make to make it work to generate smoking-hot on-screen chemistry together. But rehearsal leads to kissing, and kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. While their on-screen performance improves, the media spotlight on Jasmine soon threatens to destroy her new image and expose Ashton’s most closely guarded secret.
I loved Jasmine’s cousins and their love and support for each other (such girl power). It was always a LOL moments in their scenes especially their group chats.
Appreciated glimpse of the latinx culture and mother tongue cited in the book. I actually listened to the audiobook version though, so you can imagine how I feel.
Although this was just a story, but I felt it was two….. How so?
The telenovela that Jasmine and Ashton was actually working/staring on was so romantic as well (a typical telenovela romance with it’s angst and drama). I felt fully involved like i was among the cast and crew while bts.
The Fun Part:
Talk about steamy, chemistry, romance…. It was packed and i wanted more. This was a delightful read, and am sure you’ll love it.
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