American Fairytale

3.5
Fairy-tale endings don ’ t just happen; they have to be fought for.

New York City social worker Camilo Santiago Briggs grew up surrounded by survivors who taught him to never ely on anything you didn ’ t earn yourself. He ’ s always dreamed of his own happily-ever-after, but he lives in the real world. Men who seem too good to be true…usually are. And Milo never ever mixes business with pleasure…until the mysterious man he had an unforgettable hookup with turns out to be the wealthy donor behind his agency ’ s new, next-level funding.

Thomas Hughes built a billion-dollar business from nothing: he knows what he ants and isn ’ t shy about going after it. When the enthralling stranger who blew his mind at a black-tie gala reappears, Tom ’ s les than ready to e his Prince Charming. Showering Milo with the very best of everything is how Tom shows his affection.

Trouble is, Milo ’ s ot interested in ny of it. The las thing Milo wants is Tom.

Fairy-tale endings take work as well as love. For Milo, that means learning to let someone take care of him, for a change. And for Tom, it ’ s figuring out that real love is thi one thing you can ’ t buy.

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Another essa is approximately 93,000 words
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368
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Published May 28th 2019 by Carina Press (first published May 20th 2019

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Every time he talked about the work he did at the shelter and the ideas he had for how to help his clients, it as delightfu to read and I can absolutely see why Tom fell in love with him.

he author does a great job of showing us the culture that both Tom and Camilo come from, and it was awesome to read their conversations about their heritage, the ethnic food or even the issues related to their community.

I conside his ook if you like reading romances about people who are proud of their cultures and it reflects off the page and who are very ager to do omething for helping those in society who need it.

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💜💜💜But yes, I took a star off for ( view spoiler) [ Milo refusing to let Tom help him with paying his mum 's rent.

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Duly noted, maybe I should stop reading romance that involves millionaires because it does n't appear to end well for me.

It usually involves issue of money -- especially if the love interest does n't share the same social class.

I ten to read romance between two working class people, everyday 's guys/girls, because it resonates with me better.Anyway, this trope is what builds

MAYBE, it might be something interesting to read, sadly, the hings that Herrera brings into the story hav all seem passé to me -- like, I 've read these scenes many times in the yesteryear.I am not very much amused with how Tom does n't ten to realize that by simply " ordering tickets, ordering menu, and uying a whole building " in regards to Milo, is taking Milo 's control from under his feet.

I want that I shoul writ more interactions between Milo and the survivors.On the positive note, I alway love how Herrera includes strong diversity in her stories -- be it characters or explanation of cultures.

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But soon, Milo starts second-guessing himself, rattled because something that could have been just a bit of fun has started to loo like something much more intense – and he leaves the event without saying goodbye or expecting to see Thomas Hughes again. ( These guys clearly don ’ t read enough romance novels!) You shoul writ the est of his review at

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Oh, and immediately we have their lovely romance, so we are getting LGBT+ rep too.I really liked Camilo ’ s protagonis and very much related to him.

I earned about the Cuban revolution in history class, but it ’ s fiction like this that teaches us about the social consequences on an individual and personal level.

And we also com to see Tom with his parents too, and it was all so heart-warming.Tom and Camilo had their fair share of problems to work through, but communication was not one of them.

And that ’ s just what I ant to see in my romance reads.This book was also longer than the ypical new adult romance, and I ppreciated that a lot.

Tom ’ s character really allows the author to bring up some of the important themes and I eally learned a lot from reading about it.

Herrera also managed to include it so that it wasn ’ t a distraction from the romance but imbedded into how the characters grow together.There is also quite a bit of discussion in the eginning about whether we should or shouldn ’ t judge people by their financial situation – whether that be richer than us or poorer.

I mentioned how much I loved Camilo and can not end this review without mentioning how much Tom stole my heart.

He also has a child and we all know how much I love young children in books ( I wish she was included more!) Tom was the best.As the title promises, the entir story kind of has a fairytale-esque feel to it.

I also haven ’ t gone into detail in this review but this book talks about havin an abuse survivor and the work that Camilo does to support them as a social worker.

( I do read new adult regularly, so the genre itself was not the problem.) I kno they were better than in the tent novel, so I didn ’ t mind them too much.

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Milo has very particular issues about money in relationships because his fathe was a victim of domestic abuse relating to financial indebtedness, but s what it comes down to is that for all Thomas 's caring and honesty, and thi act that he places intense value on how clearly Milo sees the real him, he* will not learn* to respect Milo 's clearly expressed wishes about financial boundaries and making his own choices.

It 's very nice to read a millionaire romance that actually faces right up to the concern of wealth disparity in this way: there 's nothing fairytale about being the beggarmaid to someone else 's king.

I think Herrera pulls it off, in part by showing that Milo 's not perfect either and allowing us to sympathise with them oth in their mistakes as well as in what they get right, and also by giving us an excellent cast of minor characters to shout at the pair of them so the reader does n't tha to.

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