A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an unsolicited copy of this book for review and it was such a pleasant surprise. Look at that cover!
Lila Reyes loses her grandmother, her best friend and her boyfriend in a short period of time. When it is clear that Lila is unable to cope with her grief, her parents send her away to England for 3 months.
I remember hearing someone on BookTube mention once that kids who are forced to go on vacation and hate it, are plot devices that make no sense. In this case however, I really did feel for Lila.
It is clear that she has suffered tremendously and she is genuinely hurt.
Like Lila, from the get-go, I wanted her back home with her family.
Orion took a painfully long time to appear. Orion has some family issues of his own but when he meets Lila he offers to be her tour guide.
It isn’t long between something starts to build between them (and I mean it really isn’t long. From their first few meetings, these two have an instant connection. IT’S ADORABLE!)
In terms of plot I feel like this was a story that we have seen before. But I loved it nonetheless. I enjoyed every second of this book and even took it with me to work so that I didn’t miss out on any reading time.

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