Nina Moreno is a YA writer whose writing is somewhere between Southern fiction and a telenovela. She graduated from the University of Florida and writes about Latinas chasing their dreams, falling in love, and navigating life in the hyphen. She lives by a swamp outside of Orlando where she enjoys listening to carefully curated playlists, hunting through thrift stores, drinking too much Cuban coffee, and walking into the sea every chance she gets. DON'T DATE ROSA SANTOS is her first novel.
Genres: Young Adult Romance
Nina Moreno recommends
The Perfect Escape (2020)
(Perfect Escape , book 1)
"The funniest love stories can start in the most unexpected of places. The Perfect Escape is a whip-smart, hilarious rom-com that boldly explores classism, family expectations, and how to outrun zombies."
More Than Maybe (2020)
"More Than Maybe is a love song to the 90s, mutual longing, and saving dive bars that feel like home. Vada and Luke's story speaks in songs like a mixtape from your crush."
You Had Me at Hola (2020)
"A sharp, sexy delight, You Had Me at Hola gives the telenovela premise and Latinx leadsall the nuance and heart they deserve."
This is How We Fly (2020)
"This is How We Fly breathes new life into a sport and retelling we think we know and lets them bake beneath the Texas sun. Anna Meriano has written one of the most authentic teen voice I've read in years."
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet (2021)
Laekan Zea Kemp
"Pen and Xander's unforgettable love story refuses to sugarcoat difficult topics, but instead deftly explores them with a thoughtful hand. A cathartic read and new favorite author."
Sway with Me (2021)
Syed M Masood
"Sway with Me is as big-hearted and hilarious as it is masterfully affecting. Arsalan is a loyal old soul who will steal your heart from page one as his lonely world becomes filled with found family, first love, and dance. Nothing short of magnificent."
Ophelia After All (2022)
"Bursting with feelings, Spanglish, and authenticity...captures the power and wonder of falling in love with crushes, friends, and the infinite versions of ourselves. I would follow Ophelia Rojas and her unforgettable friends anywhere."
Love from Scratch (2022)
"A swoonworthy cinnamon roll romance that doesn't shy away from the very real struggle of going viral. Love From Scratch is a total delight."
(Georgie Darcy, book 1)
"Sharp, funny, and full of heart...I officially have a new favorite Darcy."
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