New York Engagement
Krista Lopez has traveled from the white sands of Boracay Island to the bright lights of New York City for love. With Carpe diem as her motto and her boyfriend by her side, she is confident she can take on The Big Apple and the prospect of ...
Meeting the Parents
Blake Ryan won the approval of his girlfriend’s conservative family w...more
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Krista and Blake’s trip to New York is anything but ordinary. His attraction and love was instant but Krista’s grew deep. A romantic trip is just the start of this journey. When a twist of fate brings Krista into the heat of Blake’s family.
A short sweet story with a lot of heart.
# competition win
In NEW YORK ENGAGEMENT, the theme of family is very strong alongside Krista and Blake's growing romance. The Lopezes, the Ryans, and the O'Connors feature prominently and I hope readers take to them as I have. ...more
I knew I’d love this book from the first line, and the reference to one of my favorite movies! “Debra Kerr is right, Krista thought. The Empire State Building was the nearest thing to heaven in New York City.”
This novella is a follow up to Boracay Vows, and we join Blake and Krista when they go to visit Blake’s family for Christmas in New York. I enjoyed learning more about Blake’s family, and meeting some new characters.
I can’t wait for the next installmen ...more
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We discovered in the first book that Krista never knew her father, and since she’s of mixed race, it’s important for her to know her roots. By an amazing coincidence, she finds her biological father, and now she’s afraid of being rejected. THAT is ...more
Ms. Malby gets all the details just right here: the chilly Christmas time weather, the sumptuous Plaza Hotel, the food (of course, the food), the steamy romance, the references to religion and celebration of Catholic and Filipino holiday traditions, and the loving and crazy family relationships--this time of Blake's Irish-Italian Catholic family. The inter-racial relationships and c ...more
Malby knows how to grab the reader's attention and keep it.
The plot of this novella is engaging, and I found myself sneaking in reading time at work. It's a beautiful continuation of Krista and Blake's story.
I highly recommend Maida Malby to anyone who enjoys multi-cultural romance or romance in general. ...more
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