After Hours on Milagro Street
"A sexy, emotional, and pitch-perfect romance." --NPR on Lush Money Smart, sultry and just a touch otherworldly... Guapo pobrecito her grandmother calls him. The "poor handsome thing." Jeremiah Post, the poor handsome thing, is in fact only one of many things standing in the way of Alejandra Torres-Armstead turning her grandmother Loretta's bar into a viable business. That he keeps showing up wherever she goes is infuriating and weird--but weird is hardly surprising. That's the way things are in Freedom, Kansas, home to Alex's sprawling Mexican American family for five generations: wild peacocks roam the streets, fantasmas and restless millionaires inhabit its century-old buildings, La Llorona cries down by the river. For Alex, it doesn't make the place hurt less or history erase itself. Jeremiah took to Loretta Torres's large and boisterous clan like a flower takes to soil. When he moved to Freedom five years ago, he instantly fell in love with its quirky untold stories. Alex blowing into town has rocked his body to its neat, orderly core--but he doesn't believe she has the best interests of her family, the town or Loretta's legacy in mind...