A Dish Best Served Hot (Original)

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$18.99  $17.66
Mira Books
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5.2 X 7.8 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Natalie Caña loves to incorporate her you'll-never-believe-what-just-happened-to-me personal experiences, enthusiasm for telenovela tomfoolery, and love for her Latinx culture into creating funny, heartfelt, and just a little bit over-the-top contemporary romances for characters who look and sound like her. A Proposal They Can't Refuse is her debut novel.

"This book bursts with humor, heat, love, and family! Caña's characters leap off the page and into your heart. A Proposal They Can't Refuse delivers a happily ever after where familia, food, and finding what was under our nose the whole time are at the core of the story. Natalie Caña's debut will leave you smiling, hungry, and eager to read her next book!" --Denise Williams, bestselling author of How to Fail at Flirting

"Rebellious Lola León and conventional Santiago "Saint" Vega were unlikely high school sweethearts. . . . Reunited under the worst of circumstances, their love still burns bright, but they'll need to forgive past mistakes and work through their seemingly insurmountable disagreements to find a happily ever after. VERDICT Highly recommended for fans of contemporary romances with strong social justice and family themes. This second "Vega Family Love Stories" book works well as a stand-alone." --Library Journal (STARRED)

"Full of all of the dynamics that made A Proposal They Can't Refuse (2022) so irresistible, from a comedic cast of supporting characters to an emphasis on the importance of community... A vibrant second-chance love story about repairing community and romantic connection." --Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)

"High school sweethearts reunite in Caña's charming and emotionally mature second Vega Family Love Stories romance (after A Proposal They Can't Refuse). . . . Caña puts a great deal of care into her characters' personal growth, and it's a pleasure to watch them develop over the course of the novel. Themes of mental health and inequity add weight to the romantic story line, while the meddling abuelos offer welcome levity. This is a treat."--Publishers Weekly (STARRED)

"[Readers] will be completely charmed by the lovable, pranking grandfathers and Lola's loyalty to the people her community center serves." --Booklist


"With beautiful references to Puerto Rican and Irish folklore, the cultural and linguistic nuances Caña inserts into her heartwarming contemporary romance are flawless, as is the slow buildup of romantic feelings. This spectacular debut has tremendous series potential and is highly recommended for all libraries, especially those looking to highlight authors who deliver diverse true-to-life characters that leap off the page with originality and heart."--Booklist (starred)

"This delightful mix of food, familia, and culture will leave readers hungry for more." --Publishers Weekly (starred)

"An utterly charming romance that pays homage to the importance of culture, family, and friendship, A Proposal They Can't Refuse is a surefire winner!" --Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man