Read You Had Me at Hola

Read You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be easy enough to follow—until a casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez.

Really enjoyed this! I liked that they both recognized their issues while continuing to struggle with them, even as they tried to overcome past bad habits. As someone with anxiety I related to the hero’s issues.

Love the diverse cast, the tight family bonds on both sides, the blend of English and Spanish (my Spanish knowledge is very minimal, just picked up from growing up in California, but I could figure out pretty much everything without looking it up). I thought the interspersed scenes from the show worked well.

Also, the cover is gorgeous.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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