Waiting on Wednesday (16): Finding Joy & Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

I hope you are all doing well and are being safe and healthy.
In today's WoW, I'm featuring two romance novels from Adriana Herrera. Both of these sound terrific and knowing Adriana, they are going to be terrific romance novels.

First up, we have Finding Joy, an M/M romance novel set in Ethiopia. I've never read a book set in Ethiopia so this is going to be a unique experience for me. I look forward to watching Desta and Elias fall for each other.

Next, we have Here to Stay, an M/F romance novel that sounds like so much fun. Julia gets her dream job only to have a pesky and handsome man called Rocco try to get her fired. It just sounds like it will have tons of great banter. I can't wait!

Also, on a side-note, both of these covers are so stunning! I love how different they are but they are equally romantic. My heart is super full looking at these couples! 😍

Look at how fun both of these books sound from the summary!


by Adriana Herrera
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: June 30th 2020

As his twenty-sixth birthday approaches, Desta Joy Walker finds himself in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the one place he's been actively avoiding most of his life. For Desta, the East African capital encompasses some of the happiest and saddest parts of his life--his first home and the place where his father died. When an unavoidable work obligation lands him there for twelve weeks, he may finally have a chance for the closure he so desperately needs. What Desta never expected was to catch a glimpse of his future as he reconnects with the beautiful country and his family's past.

Elias Fikru has never met an opportunity he hasn't seized. Except, of course, for the life-changing one he's stubbornly ignored for the past nine months. He'd be a fool not to accept the chance to pursue his doctoral studies in the U.S., but saying yes means leaving his homeland, and Elias isn't ready to make that commitment.

Meeting Desta, the Dominican-American emergency relief worker with the easy smile and sad eyes, makes Elias want things he's never envisioned for himself. Rediscovering his country through Desta's eyes emboldens Elias to reach for a future where he can be open about every part of himself. But when something threatens the future that's within their grasp, Elias and Desta must put it all on the line for love.



by Adrianna Herrera
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: August 25th 2020

Starting over is more about who you’re with than where you live…

Julia del Mar Ortiz is not having the best year.

She moved to Dallas with her boyfriend, who ended up ditching her and running back to New York after only a few weeks. Left with a massive—by NYC standards, anyway—apartment and a car lease in the scorching Texas heat, Julia is struggling…except that’s not completely true. Running the charitable foundation of one of the most iconic high fashion department stores in the world is serious #lifegoals.

It’s more than enough to make her want to stick it out down South.

The only monkey wrench in Julia’s plans is the blue-eyed, smart-mouthed consultant the store hired to take them public. Fellow New Yorker Rocco Quinn’s first order of business? Putting Julia’s job on the chopping block.

When Julia is tasked with making sure Rocco sees how valuable the programs she runs are, she’s caught between a rock and a very hard set of abs. Because Rocco Quinn is almost impossible to hate—and even harder to resist.

Have you read any books set in an African country? Are you looking forward to reading these books as well?
Let me know in the comments below!

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