Claiming Carlos


Enjoyed Taming Romeo (Sanchez Sisters Book #1)? Then you know bossy big sister Choco. See what antics she gets into in Claiming Carlos. [available at Amazon (US IN UK DE FR ES IT JP BR CA MX AU), Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, KobobooksSmashwords]

Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover.

Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. When Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy.


Aislin d’Forest – January 10, 2015 “Carlos is a –ahem- fierce lover, to the say the least!”

Concert Katie – December 9, 2014 “a fun and quick read with great characters and great storylines!”

Crystal’s Many Reviewers – December 2014 “I really did love Carlos…that guy is the bomb.”

Stretch your budget AND live better – November 30, 2014 “Choco and Carlos have sizzling chemistry, but are often clueless and rash with assumptions. It was really easy to become invested in both of their lives.”

Love Bites & Silk – November 29, 2014 “This is one fun roller coaster of a ride. I totally loved this author’s quirky voice, sassy characters and sports references. Choco has such a smart mouth and it was interesting being in her head.”

Bookaholics Must Read – November 29, 2014 “I love the emotions that take place in this one, we have soul-hurting longing, and tears-in-your-eyes heartbreak and over-the-rainbow love that hurts you own heart to read”

The Myrabev Life – November 29, 2014 “one hot smoking book that you won’t want to put down.”

Books are Love – November 29, 2014 “You see dreams realized and love found. You see such happiness and sadness played out in each character’s life but you also see a sense of peace and love. Always love was seen in all actions. A nicely written smexy sexy romance that has you pulling your hair out at times and smiling at others.”

annamaria’s writing corner – November 29, 2014 “What this author seems to have is a great knack for creating down-to-earth-believable-characters, the kind readers tend to invest serious time in, losing themselves in the characters’ problems and struggles.”

Deal Sharing Aunt – November 29, 2014 “This book had a little bit of everything. There was love, mystery, and a great restaurant.”

Trips Down Imagination Road – November 28, 2014 “I really enjoyed this book, it has a rich culture, strong characters, and sizzling chemistry even outside the bedroom.”

b00kr3vi3ws – November 28, 2014 “While I had a love-hate relationship with a couple of characters, I really felt connected to Choco and liked her.”

SiMPLiREAD – November 27, 2014 “This peppy and racy romance story proved to be a great read.”

Lita’s Book Blog – November 25, 2014 “Carlos I really really liked. The feels are going through the roof. He was just so cool, and hot, and caring and hot, and just an awesome cook.”

The Wonderings of One Person – November 20, 2014 “I wanted to pinch myself after finishing this brilliantly written story to ensure that what I just experienced wasn’t a dream.”

Character Interview with Choco – Falguni Kothari – November 20, 2014

Rockspring Crafts – November 20, 2014 “Choco and Carlos seemed right and natural”

The Book Harbor Reviews – November 19, 2014 “The overall feel was funny, mystery, and love.”

Marie Clara – November 17, 2014 “The first few chapters of the book are super entertaining, I was literally laughing when they all accused Choco as a sex addict. I love the stolen kisses and touches Choco and Carlos has shared not only in the kitchen. It’s so hot, especially knowing that Choco is affected with his kisses even though she tried to deny it many times.”

The Wonderings of One Person – October 22, 2014 “The soul-searing longing, the exquisite heartbreak, and the long suffering love that permeated these pages burned their message onto my heart.”

Renee Entress’s Blog – October 22, 2014 “This book was amazing and in my opinion an must read. It gives you a look at the Philippines, and their customs, a culture we don’t know much about.”

Kait Reviews – October 22, 2014 “Each time I tried to guess what would happen next or I would know the characters next move, something else would happen. The story kept me on my toes trying to figure out how it’d progress.”

Bloggers from Down Under – October 21, 2014 “Claiming Carlos was a really good read. It had so many twist and turns, it left us guessing right to the very end. What surprised us the most was how the author managed to entwine characters together.”

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