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A Caribbean Heiress in Paris

A Historical Romance

May 31, 2022 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781335639844
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"A romp-filled and refreshingly diverse historical romance."--Buzzfeed

Paris, 1889
The Exposition Universelle is underway, drawing merchants from every corner of the globe...including Luz Alana Heith-Benzan, heiress to the Caña Brava rum empire.

Luz Alana set sail from Santo Domingo armed with three hundred casks of rum, her two best friends and one simple rule: under no circumstances is she to fall in love. In the City of Lights, she intends to expand the rum business her family built over three generations, but buyers and shippers alike can't imagine doing business with a woman...never mind a woman of color. This, paired with being denied access to her inheritance unless she marries, leaves the heiress in a very precarious position.

Enter James Evanston Sinclair, Earl of Darnick, who has spent a decade looking for purpose outside of his father's dirty money and dirtier dealings. Ignoring his title, he's built a whisky brand that's his biggest--and only--passion. That is, until he's confronted with a Spanish-speaking force of nature who turns his life upside down.

From their first tempestuous meeting, Luz Alana is conflicted. Why is this titled--and infuriatingly charming--Scottish man so determined to help her?

For Evan, every day with Luz Alana makes him yearn for more than her ardent kisses or the marriage of convenience that might save them both. But Luz Alana sailed for Paris prepared to build her business and her future; what she wasn't prepared for was love finding her.

"Herrera excels at propelling the romance genre and its form forward, and this book is no exception... Herrera is crafting swoony historical romances that aren't afraid to engage with the realities of the 19th-century while still making a bid for hard-earned happily-ever-afters."--Entertainment Weekly  

Can't get enough of the Las Leonas?

  • Book 1: A Caribbean Heiress in Paris
  • Book 2: An Island Princess Starts a Scandal
  • Book 3: A Tropical Rebel Gets the Duke

About this Author

ISBN: 9781335639844
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Las Leonas
Pages: 368
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: 2022-05-31



One of Parade's Best Romance Books of All Time

"A romp-filled and refreshingly diverse historical romance...A marriage of convenience, steamy love scenes, and a heartfelt romance all lie within the pages of this sparkling first in a new series."--Buzzfeed

"Adriana Herrera's novel is as layered, spiced, and intoxicating as Luz's rum, but its most effective aspect is the sobering ways it layers indictments of colonialism and slavery amid luscious romance and revenge. Adriana Herrera's stories of brilliant and mission-driven Afro-Latinx heroines are not to be missed."--Entertainment Weekly

"With fascinating historical detail, suspenseful drama, and scorching hot intimate moments, this story hits all the notes of a superb romance, while the setting and characters make it fresh and exciting. In a word, marvelous."--Kirkus

"The cultural diversity represented is historically accurate, beautifully integrated, sensitively explored, and incredibly refreshing.  It's high time romance diversified its tales of dashing dukes; Herrera doesn't disappoint on that front."--Publisher's Weekly

"Herrera kicks off the "Las Leonas" series with this effervescent historical featuring a vibrant setting, steamy love scenes, and fully realized characters. Readers will be enchanted."--Library Journal, Starred review

"Ferociously feminist and sensual, with a dreamily diverse cast. A CARIBBEAN HEIRESS IN PARIS is a dazzling historical romance."--Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author

"A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a triumph! With brilliant heroines, bold heroes and beautiful storytelling, Adriana Herrera is a fun, frothy, fiercely feminist voice in historical romance. This rich, rollicking, deeply romantic read will delight readers and leave them desperate for the next in the series. While I wait, I'll be over here wishing I had a time machine so I could head to Belle Époque Paris and hang out with Las Leonas! What a gorgeous book!"--Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

"Adriana Herrera has created something extraordinary. A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a radiant feat full of intrigue and romance. I anxiously await the next installment in Las Léonas!"--Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina 

"A book by Adriana Herrera is always cause for celebration, and with A Caribbean Heiress in Paris, she's given me the historical romance of my dreams."--Eva Leigh, USA TODAY bestselling author

"A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a breath of fresh air. Featuring everything I love about historical romance - from the tropes to the electric chemistry between its hero and heroine to the well-researched historical details - it also has a diverse cast of characters and vividly drawn Parisian and Scottish settings that make it feel entirely new. This book is sexy, smart, and so much fun."--Martha Waters, author of To Love and to Loathe

"Adriana Herrera skillfully rolls all my favorite things into one delicious read--a Scottish hero, an ambitious heroine, sizzling chemistry, strong female friendship, and whisky. A lush, vivid romance, highly recommended."--Evie Dunmore, USA TODAY bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke

"This gorgeously penned book fuses together scorching chemistry, textured characters, and a searing examination of power and colonialism, all while scratching my favorite romance itches: witty, stubborn leads, intense (and sensual) swoons, and of course, an ensemble that already has me dying for the next book in the series. Adriana Herrera is magnificent, and A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a testament to her incomparable voice and vision."--Sierra Simone, USA TODAY bestselling author

"A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is a pure delight from start to finish, with rich historical detail, red-hot chemistry, and gorgeous writing. Adriana Herrera is a brilliant storyteller, and this peek into the glittering world of the Belle Époque will leave you breathless. Definitely one of my favorite reads of the year!"--Joanna Shupe, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Devil of Downtown

"Take Paris by storm in Adriana Herrera's Late Victorian Era romance, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris. Lush settings, rich characters, and that familiar feeling of West Indies's allure will steal your heart. The diverse communities surrounding the Eiffel Tower and stretching to the Scottish Highlands will have you begging for more of this exciting inclusive world."--Vanessa Riley, author of A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby

"Richly detailed, vividly depicted, and sweepingly romantic, A Caribbean Heiress in Paris is an enchanting and unforgettable story filled with an amazing cast of characters readers will love. A gorgeous novel!"--Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Our Last Days in Barcelona

"A sparkling and feminist romance with a fiercely independent, business-minded heroine and a dashing Scottish hero who supports her. Stunning settings, family intrigue, and delicious chemistry that sets the pages on fire--this book has everything you could want in historical romance."--Harper St. George, author of The Heiress Gets a Duke

"Historical romance at its very best--fresh, lush and full of steam!"--Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Duke Gets Ravished

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