Out September 14, 2021
“A charming, sexy spitfire of a novel!”
—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
“A surefire hit.”
—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“One of the best yet by rising romance star Daria.”
—Booklist Starred Review
The national bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola returns with a seductive second-chance romance about a commitment-phobic Latina and her childhood best friend who has finally returned home.
Hi Mich. It’s Gabe.
After burning out in her corporate marketing career, Michelle Amato has built a thriving freelance business as a graphic designer. So what if her love life is nonexistent? She’s perfectly fine being the black sheep of her marriage-obsessed Puerto Rican-Italian family. Besides, the only guy who ever made her want happily-ever-after disappeared thirteen years ago.
It’s been a long time.
Gabriel Aguilar left the Bronx at eighteen to escape his parents’ demanding expectations, but it also meant saying goodbye to Michelle, his best friend and longtime crush. Now, he’s the successful co-owner of LA’s hottest celebrity gym, with an investor who insists on opening a New York City location. It’s the last place in the world Gabe wants to go, but when Michelle is unexpectedly brought on board to spearhead the new marketing campaign, everything Gabe’s been running from catches up with him.
I’ve missed you.
Michelle is torn between holding Gabe at arm’s length or picking up right where they left off—in her bed. As they work on the campaign, old feelings resurface and their reunion takes a sexy turn. Facing mounting pressure from their families—who think they’re dating—and growing uncertainty about their futures, can they resolve their past mistakes, or is it only a matter of time before Gabe says adiós again?
Cover illustration by Bo Feng Lin
Cover design by Elsie Lyons
“A Lot Like Adiós is a shining example of what a contemporary romance in the hands of a talented author can be: funny, sexy, inclusive, and real. I absolutely adored it!”Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man
“Second chance romance perfection! I was under this book’s spell from start to finish, fanned myself several times (in the first hundred pages no less) and fell completely in love with Mich and Gabe. A TBR must have.”Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author
“A Lot Like Adiós is the quintessential read-in-one-sitting book. You will not want to put down this fresh, sexy take on the childhood friends-to-lovers trope. I adored every page!”Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Boyfriend Project
“A sexy and sweet tale that tells us that home is more than a place, but rather where our heart lives.”Bolu Babalola, Sunday Times bestselling author
“A Lot Like Adiós is a thoroughly satisfying second chance romance with the heat turned all the way up to MUY caliente. Gabe and Michelle’s journey back to one another is brimming with moments of scorching passion and deep yearning. A love letter to fanfiction, the old neighborhood, and that one person from your past you could never forget.”Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author
“Gabe and Michelle are my favorite hot nerds in the galaxy. This wildly sexy, emotional trip through their lives will tug at heart strings—and elicit pants feelings—across the cosmos.”Andie J. Christopher, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Scorchingly hot and irresistibly sweet, Alexis Daria’s friends-to-lovers tale is a sexy masterpiece that’ll make you wonder what your childhood best friend is up to these days. Michelle and Gabe’s chemistry sizzles right off the page.”Hannah Orenstein, author of Head Over Heels
“With A Lot Like Adiós, Alexis Daria has crafted an on-brand romance filled with friendship, heart, and sexy situations that will singe your eyebrows. Her lovely Latinx story explores the pressures of family expectations on relationships before expertly delivering a satisfying and heady HEA. Michelle and Gabe are the two out-of-the-box romance characters readers want. A delight. A breath of fresh air. An absolute joy.”Diana Muñoz Stewart, award-winning and bestselling author of I Am Justice