Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp is a new YA contemporary romance. This coming of age debut is all about family expectations, first loves, and figuring out where you belong. It sounds delightful and I can't wait to read this gem!
Synopsis for Descendants of The First from Goodreads:
As an aspiring pastry chef, Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father's restaurant, Nacho's Tacos. But her mom and dad have different plans -- leaving Pen to choose between disappointing her traditional Mexican-American parents or following her own path. When she confesses a secret she's been keeping, her world is sent into a tailspin. But then she meets a cute new hire at Nacho's who sees through her hard exterior and asks the questions she's been too afraid to ask herself.
Xander Amaro has been searching for home since he was a little boy. For him, a job at Nacho's is an opportunity for just that -- a chance at a normal life, to settle in at his abuelo's, and to find the father who left him behind. But when both the restaurant and Xander's immigrant status are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect his new found family and himself.
Together, Pen and Xander must navigate first love and discovering where they belong -- both within their families and their fiercely loyal Chicanx community -- in order to save the place they all call home.
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet will release in April 6, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers shortly. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!