You Had Me at Hola


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$15.99  $14.87
Avon Books
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5.2 X 7.8 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Alexis Daria writes stories about successful Latinx characters and their (occasionally messy) familias. Her debut Take the Lead won the 2018 RITA(R) Award for "Best First Book" and her latest release, You Had Me at Hola, is a national bestseller, Target Diverse Book Club Pick, and New York Times Editor's Choice Pick. Alexis is a lifelong New Yorker who loves Broadway musicals and pizza.


"Alexis writes our people like I've always wanted to see them in romance. You Had Me at Hola is full of joyful, swoony moments that will have you rooting for Jasmine and Ashton's HEA."--Adriana Herrera, award-winning author of American Love Story
"A funny, swoony page-turner topped with all the drama of a telenovela. Rom-com at its finest!"--Valerie Tejeda, author and journalist
"Between exploring classic rom-com tropes and themes on representation in the Latinx community, Daria's book makes for that perfect summer romance."--The Hollywood Reporter
"Hola is a triumph of Latinx joy and feminist agency. It thoughtfully explores gender roles and diversity in entertainment and the greater Latinx community, and challenges the Hollywood status quo."
"I was completely smitten with Daria's "Primas of Power...You Had Me at Hola reject[s] the idea that women can only exist as each other's competition, and propose that, on the contrary, a happy ending is always sweeter if you have your friends to celebrate with; that's the kind of feminism I want in all my romance."--Washington Post
"There's a defiant joy in these pages: a proud proclamation of not only finding, but celebrating your voice and honoring the rare spaces that welcome that. You Had Me at Hola is just such a space - a vibrant, bold jolt of romantic electricity."--Entertainment Weekly
You Had Me at Hola is a gorgeous escape, a book you think "just one more chapter" to yourself and then before you know it, you've devoured the entire thing! Hot, joyful, and real, Hola is packed with unforgettable leads, celebrity fun, and swoons upon swoons (upon swoons!!)-- USA Today Bestselling Author Sierra Simone
"Laugh out loud funny and heart-meltingly genuine, You Had Me at Hola delivers a couple you can't help but root for and a happily ever after to believe in." --Tracey Livesay, award-winning author
Jasmine and Ashton are sure to be your favorite new literary couple, thanks to their sizzling chemistry and will-they-or-won't-they tension in this swoonworthy rom-com we're totally expecting Netflix to bring to our screens in the near future.--E! Online
"Clever, heartfelt, and five fire-emojis sexy, You Had Me at Hola is a must-read! Daria excels at the craft of writing larger-than-life characters with believable fears and relatable desires; the result is a captivating romance that readers won't soon forget." --Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author
From the beginning to El Fin, Daria's Hola pulls readers into a vibrant world where our beloved Latinx culture thrives and charming, charismatic characters woo you...once again she's penned a show-stopper novel that leaves you breathless and craving more." --Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today Bestselling Author
I could not get enough of Jasmine and Ashton! I adored Jasmine -- her ambition, her confidence, her attacks of self doubt, and especially her hilarious, snarky, and loving cousins. She and Ashton have such a steamy, swoony, love story that I didn't want the book to end!--Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author
RITA Award-winning Daria has created extremely smart and appealing characters, and the scenes of their shooting the show are delicious fun. Fans of Susan Elizabeth Philips will enjoy the humor and chemistry Daria whips up.--Booklist
You Had Me at Hola is a multi-layered sexy, poignant, and fun story set against the glamorous and dramatic world of telenovelas. Filled with lovable characters, relatable family dynamics and the nuances of identity, Alexis Daria's novel is full of heart. Romance readers will fall head over heels!--Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author
This is a perfect end-of-summer love
A sharp, sexy delight, You Had Me at Hola gives the telenovela premise-- and Latinx leads--all the nuance and heart they deserve.--Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos
The buildup here is exquisite. Jasmine and Ashton slowly grow closer until the reader is aching for them to just go for it already. A solid 7.5 on the angst scale, and an absolutely pitch-perfect summer escape.--New York Times Book Review
Like a delicious slow burn, this love story happens in the best way--despacito!"
--Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost
Daria delivers a sexy showbiz love affair in this steamy rom-com... Daria breathes effortless life into a cast of messy, loving, talented, and downright hilarious characters readers will adore. A sense of Latinx culture and pride exudes from every page, elevating an already entertaining story. Romance fans won't want to miss this.--Publishers Weekly
Soapy, smart and so sexy...with vibrant characters and electric chemistry comparable to the telenovelas that inspired it, you'll be thrilled You Had Me At Hola doesn't come with commercials!--Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author
A perfect escapist read about real-world falling in love." --Angelina M. Lopez, author of Lush Money
I couldn't help but fall in love with this book. -- Natalia Sylvester, author of Everyone Knows You Go Home and Running
Sexy, compelling, and complex--a terrific romance from a rising star of the genre. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)