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The Dirty Girls Social Club

The Dirty Girls Social Club

In this irrepressible, can't-put-it-down novel of six friends-each one an unforgettable woman in her late twenties-you'll meet: --Lauren, the "caliente" columnist for the local Boston paper whose love live has recently led her to her boyfriend's closet...to catch him in the act with someone else --Sara, the perfect wife and mother who's got it all but who is paying a high price --Amber, raised a Valley girl without a word of Spanish but who is becoming a huge rock en espanol star --Elizabeth, the stunning black Latina whose TV anchor job conflicts with her intensely private personal life --Rebecca, hyper-in-command in the world of her glossy magazine, Ella, but totally at sea when it comes to men --Usnavys, fabulous and larger than life, whose agenda to land the kind of man who can keep her in Manolos almost prevents her finding true love More info →
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Make Him Look Good

Make Him Look Good

Bestseller Valdes-Rodriguez (Playing with Boys) shows she can brand name–drop with the best of them in her third chica lit offering, a busy celebrity fantasy populated by six women and the "him" of the title, Latin pop sensation Ricky Biscayne. Beyond product placement for Rock & Republic jeans, Dolce & Gabbana shoes and Cristal (and that's just the first page), this Miami yarn is heavy with dramatic touchstones: an abandoned child, domestic abuse, sibling rivalry, romantic infidelities and the pregnancy of Ricky's wife, Jasminka. Narrated mostly by Ricky's new publicist, Milan, the story shifts perspectives—sometimes changing narrators without warning—among Milan's sister, nightclub entrepreneur Geneva, Ricky's high school flame Irene, fatherless teenager Sophia, the famous (and familiar) singer/actress/brand Jill Sanchez, and Jasminka. Though a boon plot-wise, this crowd gives individuals little room to come alive; mostly, characters are either underdeveloped (Jasminka) or conform to types (Jill and Geneva), and they all resemble celebrities (Ricky: a "less greasy Antonio Banderas," Geneva: a "slightly prettier Penelope Cruz"). The villainous portrayal of Jill, obviously modeled after a real-life pop star, is particularly unimaginative, as is the predictable message she sets up. Despite these problems, however, our refreshingly imperfect and insecure heroine, Milan, shines, and there are enough reversals of fate and fortune to make this a satisfying read. (Apr. 18) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. More info →
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HATERS

HATERS

From the first day at her new Southern California high school, Pasquala Rumalda Quintana de Archuleta ("Paski") learns that the popular students may be diverse in ethnicity but are alike in their cruelty. While Paski tries to concentrate on mountain biking and not thinking too much about ultra-hot Chris Cabrera, she is troubled by the beautiful and wicked Jessica Nguyen. Jessica is the queen of the haters and she's got her eye on Paski. More info →
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Playing with Boys

Playing with Boys

Three friends--each a Latina in her late 20's--take Los Angeles by storm. Marcella, Olivia, and Alexis have bonded not only over trouble with men but about how tough it is to make life work in L.A. no matter what you do. The emotional richness and girly fun of the heroines' friendship will delight readers. More info →
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PUTA: An Erotic Coming of Age Novel

PUTA: An Erotic Coming of Age Novel

Genre: Erotica
A poignant, beautifully written erotic novel from the bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club, PUTA describes the life of one woman, Carmen Noa, through the sexual encounters she had from the age of 16 to 41. By turns sexy, sensual and devastating, this book shows that sex, for modern women, can be much more meaningful, dangerous and, at times, healing than most pop culture portrayals of it, informing every aspect of our lives. More info →
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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

New York Times bestselling author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez has done it again, this time bringing us the tale of a young Latina professional cheerleader in Houston, who dreams of being a photojournalist and finds a mentor in a powerful older African American woman sports agent. As their friendship grows, each woman ends up mentoring the other as they each seek to balance love, life and career. Satisfying romances for both women, with men you come to love. Poignant tale of friendship and family. More info →
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The Temptation of Demetrio Vigil

The Temptation of Demetrio Vigil

A rich prep school girl from the big city discovers her unlikely soulmate in a mysterious homeschool gang banger from rural New Mexico in this high-stakes, fast paced supernatural teen love story. More info →
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Lauren’s Saints of Dirty Faith

Lauren’s Saints of Dirty Faith

Book 3 in the Dirty Girls Social Club series takes readers on a thrill ride as Lauren Fernandez runs for her life from a sociopathic ex-boyfriend with the help of her best friends. More info →
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Dirty Girls on Top

Dirty Girls on Top

Series: The Dirty Girls Social Club, Book 2
Book two in the successful Dirty Girls Social Club series. The sucias reunite at a New Mexico resort, and the passionate and provocative getaway signals more changes for the crew. Friendships are strengthened and threatened, and facets of each woman's life crumbles while others blossom. The prose is fast and casual, and the plot moves at a fast clip. More info →
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The Husband Habit

The Husband Habit

Why does Vanessa keep falling for married men? It’s not that she plans to. But every man who seems like he might be the one turns out to be someone else’s. So maybe the right thing to do is take a vow to stay single, to keep away from all men, until she can figure things out. At least work is a haven: Vanessa loses herself in her job as a chef, except when her grandstanding boss, Hawk--of Albuquerque’s chic Nuevo American restaurant hawk—takes credit for her creations. But then, it is his name on the awning above the door. If only her friends and family would get on board with Vanessa’s plan and stop trying to fix her up. If she can’t fix her life, nobody else is going to get the chance to try—not her parents, not her friends and certainly not her ultra-well-meaning but just-not-getting-it sister Larissa. Vanessa stays focused by helping out at her parents’ house—all with her loyal pet Red Dog by her side. Red Dog is all the companionship she needs. Until Vanessa meets Paul, her parents’ neighbor—he’s all wrong on paper, but he’s a gentleman and seems safe. And there’s definitely chemistry. But just when Vanessa’s guard goes down, the red flag goes up: could Paul be yet another married man?? Bursting with Valdes-Rodriguez’ trademark wit and originality, The Husband Habit introduces a rich and complex heroine in chef Vanessa. You’re not going to want to leave her world when the novel comes to an end. More info →

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