Kiss Me Catalina – ARC Book Review

Title:- Kiss Me Catalina

Author:- Priscilla Oliveras

Date published:- will be published on 1st November 2022

No. of pages:- 280 pages

Genre:- Romance


Plot:- 3/5

Writing:- 3/5

Overall rating:- 3/5

Dreams come true for an untamable rising star and a mariachi idol in a rousing romance about passion, fame, and family by USA Today bestselling author Priscilla Oliveras.

Ambitious San Antonio singer Catalina “Cat” Capuleta gets the chance of a lifetime when she joins superstar heartthrob and fellow mariachi Patricio Galán on his seven-week concert tour. Demanding and arrogant, Patricio challenges Cat on every level, as an artist and as a woman. But headstrong Cat is determined to be his match. No matter how seductive Patricio’s baritone voice, Cat’s eyes are only on the prize: success and making her familia proud.

No woman gets under Patricio’s skin like Cat. Her talent mesmerizes. Her passion is thrilling. And her drive, stemming from an old unhealed family wound, exposes a vulnerability he secretly recognizes in himself.

When the duo hits the road, the sparks don’t just fly—they detonate. Stage by stage, as each reckons with the past—and with each other’s quick-fire personalities—they bring crowds to their feet, and Cat’s long-held dreams come true. Will their road romance go up in flames? Or could making music together kindle the most rapturous love song of their lives?

Catalina Capuleta is an ambitious singer from San Antonia who gets a lifetime chance when she joins the heartthrob Patricio Galan. Patricio is demanding and a challenging person to work with but Catalina is determined not be swayed by his arrogance. But as they get to know together, Patricio realizes that there are some similarities in her personality with him and soon they start developing a romance between them.

At first the first few chapters were slightly boring to me but what I really like about this book is the characters. I really like the main characters, particularly Catalina as she is a strong willed determined woman who would achieve her own goals, an encouragement to all the women out there. I also do like Patricio as well, despite his arrogant personality. The story was predictable particularly the ending was not a surprise but nonetheless, this book was OK book in my opinion. There were Spanish words used in the book, that I didn’t understand but I suppose the author wanted to make the conversation sound more natural. Overall, in my opinion, this was an OK romance book–something you would enjoy. If you do like soap opera romance, then this book might be the one for you. Worth three stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

PRISCILLA OLIVERAS is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. She and her work have earned praise from the Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Redbook, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, among others. Priscilla earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and currently serves as adjunct faculty in the program and teaches the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go. While she’s a romance genre junkie, Priscilla also considers herself a sports fan, beach lover, and Zumba aficionado, who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.

To follow along on her fun-filled and hectic life, visit her on the web at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter and Instagram via @prisoliveras.

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