When I saw American Fairytale by Adriana Herrera on Netgalley, I sent a request right away. I was very excited when I was approved, and I decided to start with American Dreamer, the first book in the Dreamers series. It was already in my TBR queue, but I bumped it to the top. After reading American Dreamer, I was even MORE excited to read American Fairytale.
Camilo is a social worker, and as the story begins, he has just received an invitation to attend a posh benefit/fundraiser. Camilo is a hard worker, but he’s looking forward to having a good time. He does not intend to hook up with a handsome stranger, but such things aren’t usually planned in advance. He doesn’t think he’ll ever see the guy again, and that’s okay, because Milo isn’t really looking for a relationship because he’s too busy with work and taking care of his mother.
So, imagine his surprise when the handsome hookup is the major donor for the domestic violence shelter that Milo has been hoping to build for years.
Tom might be a billionaire, but he and his friends built their business from scratch. He’s excited to see Milo again because he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about him since their hookup. But he also has a lot going on, and a new relationship isn’t a top priority.
Ostensibly, Milo and Tom need to meet periodically to discuss the progress of the project, but they realize that their attraction hasn’t diminished at all since the hookup; if anything, it’s even stronger.
They’re so happy together, and it seems too good to be true. Will they be able to find their fairytale ending?
This book was amazing- so lovely and tender. I’m going to have to be vague because I don’t want to give too much away, but even the conflict came from good intentions. Milo and Tom have scorching chemistry, but more importantly, they have a good rapport, and even though they’ve just met, they get along like old friends. They come from similar backgrounds: Milo’s mom came from Cuba (and his father was Jamaican), and Tom might look like a blanquito, but he’s a Dominican. The pillow talk in Spanish was so sweet.
I liked when Milo’s friends from the first book made cameo appearances. It was nice to “see” Nesto and Jude again, as well as Juanpa and Patrice.
I would absolutely recommend American Fairytale. I think it’s helpful to read American Dreamer first, but it’s not mandatory; Fairytale functions well enough as a standalone. I loved every minute of this book, and I have to tell you that when things got rough, I was sobbing- full on ugly crying. Herrera is one of my new favorite authors, and I can’t wait to read the next books in the Dreamers series!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.