Sombra (Love in Translation, #2) by Leslie McAdam



Series: Love in Translation, #2

Author: Leslie McAdam

Genres: New Adult, Military, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 30, 2018


Everything in moderation. Including virtue. 

I step off the plane in Madrid and meet his warm eyes. His crooked smile. His devastating charm. 
Worse, he’s courteous. Honorable. Sensuous. Impossibly attractive. 

Tavo awakens my desires—my body—without even touching it. 
I don’t want to be attracted to him. I’ve made my promises. 
My future has already been determined. I’m wearing a ring. 

But I can’t control this pull to him. 
He wants to explore my shadows. 
I want to get out of the light. 

I shouldn’t feel this way… 
Problem is, I can’t restrain my heart.







SombraSombra (Love in Translation #2) by Leslie McAdam
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jesús, Maria, y José!! Talk about a riveting, provocative and arousing story with stunning plot twisting surprises.

Our open and enthusiastic main character, Kim leaves for Spain for her studies but also a clean slate and a exploration of herself but what she finds is Tavo, an enticing gorgeous man that lives and works on his family’s olive oil farm but dreams of moving to America until Kim shows up and he finds Spain a more an attractive place to be.

Leslie has not let us down with another stimulating and a heartwarming story to have us believing that love shouldn’t be comfortable it should be motivating and intoxicating.

Kim and Tavo’s families are pushing them to find love with someone else, someone more of a convenience, someone of suitability, someone without chemistry but they rather take a chance on desire and explore this new and igniting love but will they get burned…?

Leslie writes with so much detail and perception that you can taste the olive oil, you can visualize the ancient roman countryside and you can feel the chemistry between these characters.

You are placed into the world of Sombra and you are entangled by Leslie’s beautiful interpretation of the struggle for Kim’s discovery of oneself without disappointing the ones she loves with her newfound discoveries of her life, real love with some obstacles along the way.

Sombra’s formulation of characters, landscapes and narrative creates this world of comfort and gratification like that sweater you look forward to putting on on those crisp cool nights. When I read one of Leslie’s stories, I know I will be enveloped with that feeling of familiarity and pleasure.

‘Estupendo, magnifico, marcavillioso, fantástico.



Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that’s what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.




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