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Nina Moreno Returning To Port Coral In A New YA Contemporary!

On July 18, Nina Moreno announced through her twitter that she would be writing another book set in Port Coral, the fictional coastal town she created in her contemporary debut, Don’t Date Rosa Santos.

Her next book is titled: Our Way Back To Always

Though it isn’t set to be released until 2021, Moreno shared that its always been her dream to “write soft Latinx romcoms in a Cute Seaside Town…”

” The book has my number one fave trope of childhood BFFs to enemies to more meets the rat-a-tat-tat of all that is said (and unsaid) in rom-com conversations plus Latinx family dynamics and Port Coral hijinks over a whole year, I just love it so much…”

Nina moreno via twitter

According to the Publishers Weekly Rights Report from July 15, Our Way Back To Always is pitched as ” Pitched as When Harry Met Sally by way of Sarah Dessen, the contemporary YA romance follows two next-door neighbors and ex-best friends—gamer, fanfic-writer Luisa and drummer, golden boy Sam—whose paths collide during senior year of high school when they rediscover their childhood bucket list and set out to complete it before graduation…”

Moreno also shared that this novel takes place after Don’t Date Rosa Santos and readers “will be able to see what everyone is up to” while revisiting Port Coral.

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat.

But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

As her college decision looms, Rosa collides – literally – with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?

Don’t Date Rosa Santos is out now & Our Way Back To Always is set to be released in Spring of 2021!

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