Book Spotlight: The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada with Holly Lorincz


Release Date: June 11, 2019

St. Martin’s Press

About The Book:

Angel Gomez has never lived by the book. A Bronx-born unwed mother by the time she was sixteen, Angel’s personal mission has always been to show the world that a Puerto Rican girl is not be messed with—especially by a man. The only thing that matters to Angel now is earning enough tips at the club to complete her nursing degree while simultaneously learning as much as she can about her son’s life-threatening asthma, not to mention keeping food on the table. Love is nowhere on her agenda, despite what her heart might tell her.

Caleb “The Duke” Lewis, the Yankees star pitcher, is well-known for his romantic escapades that routinely make delicious fodder for gossip columns. But lately he’s been trying to keep a lower profile to maintain his crucial spot on the team. When he meets Angel, first while she’s in her nurse’s uniform and the next time behind the bar, she has no idea who The Duke is, fails to fall for his obvious charm, and ends up throwing a drink in his face! She is the perfect woman for him…to fool the tabloids into thinking he’s finally settling down. But what begins as a charade soon has The Duke and Angel hurtling into a full-blown romance that rocks each of their worlds and begs the question: Is this the real deal—or are some love stories just too good to be true?

About the Authors:

Evelyn Lozada is a high-profile American-Latina reality television personality, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. She is best known for her role on VH1’s hit series Basketball Wives (2010-present), OWN’s hit series Livin’ Lozada (2015), author of the first installment of the book series: The Wives Association: Inner Circle (2012) and creator of Healthy Boricua (A Puerto Rican Lifestyle Guide to Healthy Living). Evelyn has become a national trendsetter, a “go to” fitness export, jewelry designer, fashion and beauty maven, social media royalty and a stimulating voice and proactive supporter of causes that effect women and girls through the Evelyn Lozada Foundation. Evelyn is a Bronx native, mother of two (Shaniece Hairston and Carl Leo Crawford) that currently resides in Los Angeles.

Holly Lörincz is a successful collaborative writer and owner of Lorincz Literary Services. She is an award-winning novelist (Smart Mouth, The Everything Girl) and co-author (best-selling Crown Heights, and How to Survive a Day in Prison) living in Oregon.

Book Blurbs:

“A gripping story of choices and second chances in life and romance. You’ll root hard for Angel and Duke!” – Lauren Blakely, New York Times bestselling author

“Lozada and Lorincz’s multicultural Cinderella story and spicy blend of urban fiction and sports romance will please fans of Victoria Christopher Murray and Alexa Martin.” – Booklist

“A compelling story of a tough young woman faced with an unpredictable challenge.” – Essence