Review: American Sweethearts
Harlequin Carina Press
April 2020
Contemporary Romance
REVIEWER: Wayne Jordam | RATING: A
REVIEW: AMERICAN SWEETHEARTS is the fourth and final book in Adrienne’s Herrera’s Dreamers Series and is a worthy end to a wonderful series. What makes the series so appealing is that Ms. Herrera not only gifts readers with wonderful love stories, but stories which feature a diverse cast of characters

AMERICAN SWEETHEARTS is a second chance story which delves into the on-again, off-again relationship of Juan Pablo and Priscilla Gutierrez. Ironically, this story is also the first in the series to have a male/female at the center, but characters from the earlier books make an appearance. In fact, the reason for going to the Dominican Republic is for the wedding of Camilo Santiago Briggs and Tomas Hughes (AMERICAN FAIRYTALE). However, all that I have grown to love about Adriana Herrera’s work is present, so I know her fans won’t be disappointed.

Priscilla and Juan are complex complicated characters and so is the relationship between them. Both of them are carrying baggage that affects the nature of their relationship. Their journey to love is not an easy one, but it progresses with growth and maturity in the way each of the protagonists deal with their conflicts, both internal and external. In Ms. Herrera’s deft hands, the story’s happily-ever-after is satisfying and realistic.

The story takes place in the Dominican Republic and New York, both of which play significant roles in emphasizing the book’s themes and message. There is so many things I would love to discuss about this book (Priscilla’s and Juan’s history, the child abuse case Priscilla is working on, Priscilla’s relationship with her parents and Juan’s transformation from playboy to a man who is ready to embrace a serious relationship), but you will have to read the book to find out. I will definitely not spoil your enjoyment!

AMERICAN SWEETHEARTS may be read as a stand-alone, but to experience the full range of Ms. Herrera’s talent, I would recommend you read the other books in the series. They are must reads.

2nd May 2020 |