American Love Story

Carina: Harlequin. (Dreamers, Bk. 3). Nov. 2019. 368p. ISBN 9781335215970. pap. $8.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488053931. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Assistant district attorney Easton Archer can’t believe college professor Patrice Denis accepted a job and moved to his hometown of Ithaca, NY,…and didn’t contact him. They had a passionate affair last summer, and Easton hasn’t been able to forget Patrice. An activist and Haitian-born refugee who grew up in America learning to survive, Patrice isn’t sure he can have a relationship with a man who supports the system that oppresses people with his skin color. But the two are drawn to each other, even as they open their eyes to each other’s viewpoints and blind spots. When racial tensions are on the verge of exploding in their town, Easton will have to decide where he stands for justice.
VERDICT Herrera returns to her “Dreamers” series with a sexy romance that explores stereotypes and racial injustice. While this stands alone, characters from American Dreamer and American Fairytale make appearances, so libraries owning these first two books in the series will want to purchase. Recommended for all libraries.

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