November 12, 2008
Rating: 3 Cups
Gemma Talbot cannot believe that at thirty-seven she is starting over. Thanks to her ex-husband, she is now single and taking control of her own life. On the way to Ibiza, to open up a new business, she has no idea what lies ahead.
Emilio Caliente is a Latino superstar pop singer. Of late, he does not have much to smile about, especially when his latest single turns into a flop. When he meets Gemma, something clicks.
Gemma is surprised to find heartthrob Emilio Caliente on the plane ride from Barcelona to Ibiza. She plans to open a new business painting old furniture and chandeliers. A teenybopper at heart, and still strongly addicted to hip hop bubblegum music, she and Emilio connect. Then out of the blue, old school bud, Kevin Graham, springs back into her life. As Gemma’s new life takes on many new conditions, she finds herself torn between Kevin and Emilio. Both men have great traits, but the way Emilio gazes at her makes her feel precious. Gemma must follow her heart to really find the one true love that makes her the happiest.
I found Mucho Caliente! a read full of refreshing characters facing many obstacles to end up finding that one thing in life to truly be happy. The way Gemma and Emilio bond is so lifelike. I liked how she was still fascinated with Emilio after all the years of following his music. I felt Emilio was hiding in his music, and Gemma was able to unlock his feelings. The way Gemma interacts with Kevin brought back high-school memories. With lively characters, Francesca Prescott pens an entertaining read of one woman’s plight to discover herself. She paints a realistic portrait of learning to start over -- only to make the second time around the most important.
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