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September 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Elena Armas

Details

Date:
September 10, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

Books & Books is proud to present…

AN EVENING WITH ELENA ARMAS

in conversation with

Aurora Dominguez

discussing

The Long Game

(Atria Books, $18.99)

Sunday, September 10th, 6 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Elena Armas discussing her book: The Long GameShe will be in conversation with Aurora Dominguez. A disgraced soccer exec reluctantly enlists the help of a retired soccer star in coaching a children’s team in this smalltown love story in the vein of Ted Lasso and It Happened One Summer —from the New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception.

***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets include a copy of THE LONG GAME, which will be handed out upon entry to the event.


About the Book:

A disgraced soccer exec reluctantly enlists the help of a retired soccer star in coaching a children’s team in this smalltown love story in the vein of Ted Lasso and It Happened One Summer —from the New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception.

Adalyn Reyes has spent years perfecting her daily routine: wake up at dawn, drive to the Miami Flames FC offices, try her hardest to leave a mark, go home, and repeat.

But her routine is disrupted when a video of her in an altercation with the team’s mascot goes viral. Rather than fire her, the team’s owner—who happens to be her father—sends Adalyn to middle-of-nowhere North Carolina, where she’s tasked with turning around the struggling local soccer team, the Green Warriors, as a way to redeem herself. Her plans crumble upon discovering that the players wear tutus to practice (impractical), keep pet goats (messy), and are terrified of Adalyn (counterproductive), and are nine-year-old kids.

To make things worse, also in town is Cameron Caldani, goalkeeping prodigy whose presence is somewhat of a mystery. Cam is the perfect candidate to help Adalyn, but after one very unfortunate first encounter involving a rooster, Cam’s leg, and Adalyn’s bumper, he’s also set on running her out of town. But banishment is not an option for Adalyn. Not again. Helping this ragtag children’s team is her road to redemption, and she is playing the long game. With or without Cam’s help.

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About the Author:

Elena Armas is a Spanish writer, a self-confessed hopeless romantic, and proud book hoarder. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception and The American Roommate Experiment. After years of devouring HEAs and talking—okay fine, yelling—nonstop about them, she has finally taken the leap and decided to create some of her own.

About the Moderator:

AURORA DOMINGUEZ is a high school and university educator, currently teaching journalism and English at Boca Raton High School. As for educating at universities, she is a professor in charge of teaching Mass Communications and Journalism classes online at University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University. Dominguez has been an editor and writer at publications such as The Miami Herald, Where Magazine and J-14 Magazine. In 2015, she went from the newsroom to the classroom and still freelances for a variety of publications, covering books, literature and features. Recently, she won Teacher of the Year for 2022 at Boca Raton High School, was chosen as one of 50 teachers in the United States to be honored by Walt Disney World during their 50th Anniversary Teacher Celebration and completed her summer studies at Oxford in England on a full scholarship. There, she received a certificate in English Literature with a concentration on Shakespeare and Politics as well as Jane Austen. Dominguez lives with her husband Sebastian and cat Luna in Hollywood, Florida.