A Proposal They Can't Refuse

A Proposal They Can't Refuse : A Rom-Com Novel

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"Utterly charming... A Proposal They Can't Refuse is a surefire winner!" --Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man

Natalie Caña turns up the heat, humor and heart in this debut rom-com about a Puerto Rican chef and an Irish American whiskey distiller forced into a fake engagement by their scheming octogenarian grandfathers.

Kamilah Vega is desperate to convince her family to update their Puerto Rican restaurant and enter it into the Fall Foodie Tour. With the gentrification of their Chicago neighborhood, it's the only way to save the place. The fly in her mofongo--her blackmailing abuelo says if she wants to change anything in his restaurant, she'll have to marry the one man she can't stand: his best friend's grandson.

Liam Kane spent a decade working to turn his family's distillery into a contender. But just as he and his grandfather are on the verge of winning a national competition, Granda hits him with a one-two punch: he has cancer and has his heart set on seeing Liam married before it's too late. And Granda knows just the girl...Kamilah Vega.

If they refuse, their grandfathers will sell the building that houses both their businesses. With their futures on the line, Kamilah and Liam plan to outfox the devious duo, faking an engagement until they both get what they want. But soon, they find themselves tangled up in more than either of them bargained for.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 20mm | 249g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778386090
  • 9780778386094
  • 438,796

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"This delightful mix of food, familia, and culture will leave readers hungry for more." --Publishers Weekly (starred)

"Caña has cooked up a romance that succeeds from Page 1 . . . A sizzling, emotional romance with a generous helping of family and culture." --Kirkus (starred)

"With beautiful references to Puerto Rican and Irish folklore, the cultural and linguistic nuances Caña inserts into her heartwarming contemporary romance are flawless, as is the slow buildup of romantic feelings. This spectacular debut has tremendous series potential and is highly recommended for all libraries, especially those looking to highlight authors who deliver diverse true-to-life characters that leap off the page with originality and heart." --Booklist (starred)

"The well-written storyline, fast-paced plot, deft characterizations, and delectable descriptions of whiskey tasting and Puerto Rican cuisine will keep readers turning the pages long into the night."--Library Journal (Starred - Debut of the Month)

"An utterly charming romance that pays homage to the importance of culture, family, and friendship, A Proposal They Can't Refuse is a surefire winner!" --Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man

"This book bursts with humor, heat, love, and family! Caña's characters leap off the page and into your heart. A Proposal They Can't Refuse delivers a happily ever after where familia, food, and finding what was under our nose the whole time are at the core of the story. Natalie Caña's debut will leave you smiling, hungry, and eager to read her next book!" --Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting

"¡Wepa! Familia meddling, swoony friends-to-lovers angst, and quick-witted banter combine for a deliciously delightful debut!" --Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today bestselling author of Anchored Hearts
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659 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 23% (149)
4 47% (311)
3 26% (171)
2 4% (26)
1 0% (2)
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