I love the idea of this being set in San Antonio, TX and that both mother and daughter are Latinas. Another major hook (unusual in my experience for premises) is that the guy the mom falls in love with is a computer geek and a virgin--but he's a good guy.
There's a slow burn for Elena her love, to her getting to know him, which leads up to their wedding. She reels him in and she's patient with him, and learns to accept his quirks. Only thing is the sudden, unexpected occurrence that shocks everyone and what happens next.
I love the idea that although Jasmine is obviously much younger, the "mom" gives her permission to seduce Charlie--and before this, Jasmine learned to cook well and found it relaxing to her--so she learned to domesticate her wild side. She seduces Charlie and she does it pretty well. It's sweet and enjoyable to read.
This succeeds in building up both Charlie, Jasmine's and Elena's characters, with all the backstory you might expect, while leaving surprising from for Jasmine's growth while keeping enough of her "fire" to keep her "Latina," while showing the sweet side that sometimes others might trample on, where too many are tempted to show Latinas as "sizzling" but almost too slutty. That doesn't happen here: the author steers Jasmine to reign in her steamy side except as it deals with Charlie.
All I would say is that I hoped the time Jasmine and Charlie get to know each other were longer, although I understand why it isn't that way. In my mind, this book begs for a sequel since there's one experience Jasmine and Charlie share that I think fellow connoisseurs of this kind of story would agree we would love to see more about, where they have their own story.
This is certainly worth reading and having in your collection!
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)