13 Hot and Heavy Romance Novels By Latinas Made for Cuffing Season

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‘Tis the season to be jolly but it’s easier said than done when it’s also cuffing season and all you’ve got is a blanket and abuelita’s hot chocolate to keep you warm. But don’t worry cause we’ve got you covered with this collection of sexy novels by Latinx writers to curl up to. From historical romances to contemporary love stories and even some sci-fi affairs, there’s something here for everyone’s desire. Yes, they are X-rated and yes, they’ll get your heart pumping so here’s your free pass to give in to those escandaloso fantasies. Also, if you’ve got a significant other don’t shy away from having a little fun and reading these together. Warning: Keep water and an abanico nearby just in case.

“Luck on the Line” by Zoraida Córdova

The heat in the kitchen isn’t just from the food in this culinary love affair between Lucky Pierce and head chef/resident bad boy James. The ironically named Lucky has dealt with her fair share of mishaps in her professional and personal life when she accepts her celeb mom’s challenge to launch a restaurant in Boston. This forces her to work with James and the initial tension leads to something more tantalizing than the food they’re putting out. This is the first book in the On the Verge series by Ecuadorian-born author Zoraida Córdova.

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“Noah” by Elizabeth Reyes

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Veronica Cruz had been shut out from the world for two years caring for her dying mother and now at 28 she’s trying to rebuild her life. She joins her local gym where she meets trainer/ aspiring boxer Noah Quintanilla. While Veronica is looking to get her body back in shape, Noah is looking to make it big as a boxer and neither was looking for love. Their eight-year age gap doesn’t make Veronica feel any more comfortable about the idea of an affair but Noah wants a cougar girlfriend not a friend. The book is part of the 5th Street series by award-winning author Elizabeth Reyes, who rose to fame with the release of her debut novel “Forever Mine” in 2010.

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“Acting on Impulse” by Mia Sosa

This fun and flirty read by Brazilian-Puerto Rican author Mia Sosa is Book One in her Love on Cue series. Fitness Trainer Tori Alvarez is on vacation in Aruba and on a break from the opposite sex after a messy and public breakup. On her plane ride she meets Hollywood heartthrob in disguise Carter Stone and they instantly hit it off. What begins as a professional relationship turns into something more until his identity is revealed and Tori is once again faced with heartbreak in the public eye.

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“Delicious Temptation” by Sabrina Sol

Mexican author Sabrina Sol is the self-proclaimed “romance chica” whose Delicious Desires series features hot and heavy moments interspersed with foodie odes to Latin American cuisine. In the first book in the series we are introduced to Amara Maria Robles, a good girl devoted to helping her family revive their Mexican bakery, who gave up dreams of becoming a pastry chef. Her loyalty to her family and their expectations only goes so far when she encounters her brother’s former best friend, Eric Valencia.  Caught between her unfulfilling career and the temptation to give in to her desires, she decides to tap into her inner bad girl.

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“A Summer for Scandal” by Lydia San Andres

Historical fiction fans who also enjoy some heat in their romantic novels will enjoy the works by Lydia San Andres, specifically her Arroyo Blanco series. “A Summer for Scandal” takes place on a fictional island in the Spanish Caribbean in 1911 where Emilia Cruz publishes in secret to avoid scandal and scrutiny. Cruz, who publishes under a pen name, is set on keeping her secret but author Ruben Torres has taken notice of her work and is determined to discover her real identity. As (bad) luck would have it, they find themselves on the same boat ride and it begins a pursuit of more than one kind of desire.

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“His Perfect Partner” by Priscilla Oliveras

Mexican American- Puerto Rican romance writer Priscilla Oliveras released her debut novel,  “His Perfect Partner” in 2017. This is Book One in the Matched to Perfection series featuring three ambitious Latina sisters. Dance teacher Yazmine Fernandez is determined to make it big and doesn’t have time to fall in love or start a family. Meanwhile, ad executive and divorcé Tomás Garcia is focused on raising his daughter Maria and his career but he can’t help but feel attracted to Maria’s instructor, Yazmine. Neither wants a relationship but with each moment they spend together it gets harder to deny their chemistry.

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“To Love a Scandalous Duke” by Liana De La Rosa

Liana De La Rosa’s Once Upon a Scandal series is a historical romance set in the Georgian and late Regency periods. Book one tells the story of Declan Sinclair who returns to England after being exiled for years and discovers his brother has been murdered and he’s the new Duke of Darington. In the search for his brother’s murderer, he reunites with old friend Lady Alethea Swinton whose pristine reputation is at risk of being ruined by her own feelings for Declan and the truth he will uncover.

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“Take the Lead” By Alexis Daria

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If you loved the “Step Up” movies, you’ll dive right into this steamy love on the dance floor series by Puerto Rican writer Alexis Daria. “Take the Lead” is the first book in the Dance Off series where readers meet Puerto Rican dancer Gina Morales as she embarks on her fifth season on “The Dance Off”, a top-rated network TV celebrity dance competition. She’s never made it to the finals and now that she’s met her new partner she sees her chance. Alaskan TV star Stone Nielson is not a fan of LA or reality TV but can’t deny his attraction to Gina though he can’t run the risk of revealing his secrets. The tabloids and spotlight threaten to destroy their relationship and their chance at the trophy. The book was named one of the Best Romances of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post.

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“Rebound” By Rosemary Rey

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This is Book One in the Pentagon Group series by Rosemary Rey that tells the story of Perla Mercurio after her contentious divorce leads her to swear off men. On a doctor’s visit she meets Dr. Mathias Keene and her sexual desires are reignited. When they meet at a club they give into their undeniable attraction but Perla is not 100 percent sure he is who he seems to be. There are four books in the series which ended in 2017 with “Spellbound”.

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“Twice the Growl”  By Milly Taiden

Fans of erotica and fantasy lit will love the Paranormal Dating Agency series by Milly Taiden that features curvy and proud Latina heroines. In “Twice the Growl” we meet Talia Barca who seeks help from the Agency to find a date for a family wedding where her ex-husband will be attending. She finds herself in a love triangle with werewolves Connor and Theron who want her to be a part of their Alpha triad. Not only does she engage in a steamy three-way sexual affair but she also has to prove herself an alpha worth joining their pack.

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“Hot Tamara” By Mary Castillo

Tamara Contreras has been a dutiful Mexican-American daughter but tradition was never her thing. At 26 she decides to reject her long-time boyfriend’s marriage proposal and instead move to Los Angeles. While enjoying the single life she runs into former high school bad boy Will Benavides. Now a firefighter, he still has the power to light her fantasies on fire and now they get to live it up in real life. This romance novel was named Red Hot Read of April 2005 by Cosmopolitan magazine

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“Lucky Chica” By Berta Platas

Cuban writer Berta Platas’ novel “Lucky Chica” is a love story that literally strikes gold when Cuban-American Rosie Caballero wins the $600 million jackpot. After a life filled with disappointments, professionally and personally, she now gets to live out her dreams giving into her every whim. While living it up as the new and improved version of herself she meets A-list actor Brad Merritt who sweeps her off her feet. But like they say, more money more problems, and for Rosie she begins to see the ugly side of high society life. Encountering scheming exes and the tabloids lead her to have to learn who she can really trust.

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“Next Year In Havana” By Chanel Cleeton

Released earlier this year to high praise, “Next Year in Havana” is part homage to Cuban history and part passionate romance. Told through the narratives of two women spanning decades between 19-year-old Elisa Perez in Havana in 1958 and Marisol Ferrera in Miami in 2017. As Marisol travels to Cuba to scatter her grandmother Elisa’s ashes per her request, she uncovers her family’s secrets. Switching between the timelines of these women we learn about Elisa’s clandestine affair with a revolutionary and Marisol’s current affair as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery in her grandmother’s land.

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“Exclusively Yours” By Nadine Gonzalez

Romance and realty go hand in hand in this book out of the Miami Dreams series by Nadine Gonzalez. In “Exclusively Yours” Leila Amis meets her new boss and top Miami realtor Nicolas Adrian and their attraction is immediate and undeniable. Their fiery but brief fling is meant to end when Nick leaves town for eight weeks but on the eve of his last day their affair ends with bitterness and regret.  A year later he finds himself back in Miami where Leila is running her own boutique real estate agency and they once again reignite their flame but this time he has a rival in his pursuit to win Leila’s heart. Gonzalez was born in NYC to Haitian immigrant parents and this is her debut contemporary romance series.

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