Reviews for YOU HAD ME AT HOLA

“An absolutely pitch-perfect summer escape.”

The New York Times, Editor’s Choice

“A triumph of Latinx joy and feminist agency…a sensual choreography of romance, feminism, and identity that harmonizes the characters’ relationships on and offscreen — while making all the jefa moves.”


“Sexy, compelling, and complex—a terrific romance from a rising star of the genre.”


“Daria breathes effortless life into a cast of messy, loving, talented, and downright hilarious characters readers will adore. A sense of Latinx culture and pride exudes from every page, elevating an already entertaining story. Romance fans won’t want to miss this.”

Publishers Weekly

“There’s a defiant joy in these pages: a proud proclamation of not only finding, but celebrating your voice and honoring the rare spaces that welcome that. You Had Me at Hola is just such a space – a vibrant, bold jolt of romantic electricity.”

Entertainment Weekly

“I cannot stop raving about Alexis Daria’s upcoming You Had Me at Hola, out in August. Aside from having the most gorgeous cover I’ve ever seen, it’s a delicious story about the star of a Netflix-streamed telenovela that is a huge success, and her new, awkward, down-on-his-luck co-star. It’s a little enemies to lovers, a little oops! we’re in an actual relationship, and entirely delightful. I’ve loved Alexis’ books since her debut, and this one is her best yet.”

Sarah MacLean, New York Times Bestselling Author

“I don’t have enough superlatives to do this book justice. Everything is spot on, from the chemistry between the main characters to the telenovela drama to the meddling but supportive cousins. I love all the Spanish, the backstage glimpses into the making of a TV show (especially the inclusion of the intimacy coordinator), and the way the telenovela tropes…are woven into the grounded romance. Now I just hope Michelle and Ava get their own books soon!”

Cecilia Cackley, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC

“RITA Award-winning Daria has created extremely smart and appealing characters, and the scenes of their shooting the show are delicious fun. Fans of Susan Elizabeth Philips will enjoy the humor and chemistry Daria whips up.”

Booklist, Amy Alessio

You Had Me At Hola was a pure beauty!

Harlequin Junkie

“From the cover to the last word, You Had Me at Hola is pure entertainment theater. The high drama, the intense emotions, the impassioned familia, the close-knit relationships, humor and a sexy romance all add up to a satisfying whole.   

Keira Soleore, Frolic

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