Meet Cute Book Club chats LEARN TO LOVE YOU *IN-PERSON*

Meet Cute Book Club will celebrate sexy, swoon-worthy Romance reads every month. While we'll mostly focus on contemporary love stories, we're excited to read across sub-genres within Romancelandia. This month, we're chatting about Learn to Love You by Jade Hernández! Meet Cute Book Club is hosted by Loyalty's resident Romance mavens, Sandie Chen and Chardai Powell, who are committed to an inclusive book club for anyone ready for romances that make you laugh, swoon, blush, and occasionally cry. Join us in-person at Locavino at 7 PM on Wednesday, September 20th for this month's book club! Plus, enjoy an extended happy hour deal of 25% off all glass pours & appetizers at Locavino when you mention you're part of the book club happy hour. Please RSVP using the form below to let us know you'll be joining us for this month's meeting so that we can reserve enough seats. Email us at with any questions.


Damián “Junior” Águila-Gutierrez shouldn’t think about his sister’s mysterious best friend. She’s off limits, unattainable, and more importantly, uninterested in him. Besides, he has other things to worry about. Like taking over his papá’s rancho, Los Corazones. Inheriting his familia’s empire is all that’s expected of him, but Junior has other plans and desires, and he knows if they ever discovered the truth, it would hurt the people he cares about the most…

Mayda Jiménez has lived on the outskirts of the Águila-Gutierrez family for as long as she can remember. She’s been loved by them but has never quite been one of them. She’s always kept herself at arm’s length, knowing if this perfect family ever found out about her mother’s addictions, they’d want nothing to do with her lot. It won’t stop her from pining after her best friend’s brother, though. The one person in the world she knows she can never have…

When the secrets of their circumstances bring Junior and Mayda together, what started as a tentative friendship ignites into something more. Shared whispers become kisses. Kisses become passion. And passion becomes a revelation that threatens to destroy the foundation of everything they’ve built.


Jade Hernández is a proud Mexican-American woman who strives to bring more Latinx stories to life within the contemporary romance genre. You may know her as Aleera Anaya Ceres, the USA Today Bestselling Author of diverse fantasy and paranormal works. Under this new penname, she aims to represent her culture by writing sweet, dark, gritty, and fun stories for all. As an introvert, Jade prefers to stay inside with a good book, collect tarot cards, and she's recently found a love for book boxes! She currently lives in Tlaxcala, Mexico with her husband and children.


Sandie, who's in her 40s, started reading Romance in December 2016 as an escapist balm from the all-consuming news cycle. Hundreds of happily-ever-after titles later, she's partial to swoony contemporary and historical romances, particularly ones with endearing and funny supporting characters. Her favorite tropes are friends to lovers, forced proximity, and fake relationship.

Char, who's in her 20s, has always loved Romance and the enduring heart skips and butterflies that comes with it. Her favorites usually fall under contemporary and new adult romance, and her bookshelves are 98% romance, ranging from the messiness of being in love with your best friend's brother to the angsty buildup of enemies to lovers.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
8519 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Learn to Love You By Jade Hernández Cover Image
ISBN: 9798986954639
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Aleera Anaya Ceres - December 28th, 2022

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