Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
English | 2019 |Young adult | ePUB | 1.0 Mb
Don’t Date Rosa Santos : For fans of GILMORE GIRLS and TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, this effervescent love story from debut author Nina Moreno will sweep you away. Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea—at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about. As her college decision looms, Rosa collides—literally—with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?
“Penny is teething,” he said around a yawn. “And Malcolm’s still at work, neck deep in appointments and paperwork right now.” Malcolm was the most sought-after advisor at Port Coral Community College. He had a calm, thoughtful way about him and looked strikingly like Idris Elba. “But ’tis the season of college app deadlines.”
“Why don’t you just come inside?” I asked. Dan’s family regularly came over for dinner.
“Because Mimi is working, and I won’t make her play favorites like Malcolm does with you. Speaking of, didn’t you—”
“See him earlier today? Why, yes. Yes, I did.” Behind Mimi’s back, I shot Dan a wide-eyed look. I’d met with Malcolm to see if we could find any last-minute scholarships for my study-abroad program. Dan was too tired to catch on immediately. I cocked my head toward Mimi meaningfully until his drowsy gaze was finally replaced by a look of surprise. Everyone was shocked I hadn’t told Mimi yet. But they didn’t understand what it meant to talk to Mimi about Cuba.
“For you,” Mimi said, ignoring us, as she handed Dan a tall, skinny blue bottle. “Drink it with tea one hour before bedtime.”
“Bedtime?” Dan asked. “We’ve never heard of her.” Penny laughed and kicked her feet.”