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Puerto Rican Love Stories

"Deftly, Cupid's arrow pierced his heart, and the shackles of love and carnal desire imprisoned him for the very first time."

Cádiz and Diego agree to go their sep​arate ways. She decides to continue alone on the trip that may have saved their relationship. The journey frees her, and she is happy. Relishing the opportunity to be her true self, she plans to pursue the dreams that her marriage stifled. She did not expect intrigue and she did not expect to fall in love.

Michael, a young professional, searches for the ideal dance partner in a New York City nightclub. He just wants to dance, nothing else—until he meets the perfect and unattainable Maritza.

Seventeen-year-old Cristina comes to terms with her sexual needs;

losing her virginity becomes a priority. Her slutty girlfriend wants to help her achieve her goal.



Reviewed by Grant Leishman, Reader's Favorite March 2020

    


 I found Puerto Rican Love Stories a nice break from my usual reading fare.   

 For me, the standout story in this collection is actually the first one; The Oligarch and the Poet. Two things that attracted me to this story were the wealth of information on Puerto Rico’s culture and history that was uncovered in the telling of the narrative, along with a beautifully crafted and written love affair. I enjoyed this story immensely. Similarly, the story of Isabel was sweet, heartrending, and inspiring, as we see the courage of a young, incredibly smart girl growing up in a rough neighborhood of New York and the struggles she faced every day just to attend school and to keep safe. This story was one of the highlights of the book. Finally, the tale of unrequited love that was Ventura’s story was sad, sweet, and poignant. All the stories in this book have something to commend them but those three certainly stood out for me.    


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Nenadich Street, Poems and Passages


A passionate collection of poems and essays that speaks the heart of a thinking, feeling woman, and reflections on the issues of the day. 


Dragon Fly

"The dragon in me awakens

With the call of anguish from prisons of despair 

Fury builds within the depths of my entrails

Tongues of vanquishing flames emerge like sails

The cowardly captors begin to quake with fear

Knowing that all their hearts and souls will sear

Until they free you to the fresh air

To fly on the gossamer wings of the mighty dragon in me"





Review Rating: 5 Stars 

Reviewed By Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite June 2020


Nenadich Street: Poems and Passages is filled with provocative poetry and essays mainly on love and romance. Sometimes strong, sometimes vulnerable, but always feminine, the poems are like streams of thoughts that accidentally group together to form beautiful metaphors and similes. 

. . . a collection of poems and essays coming from a proud feminine voice. Humorous, sarcastic, playful, and socially relevant, the theme revolves around a woman's journey and how she handles feelings of love, hope, failures, relationships, romance, and yes, sex. Some poems are very earthy, while some are extremely delicate and seem too perfect for this imperfect world. The poems and essays in this collection are relatively short but, surprisingly, they manage to tell a lot of stories. C. P. Florez is indeed a poet and essayist with her own distinct style and voice, and her next book is definitely worth watching out for.



Coming soon!

Irene's Girls, All Together


When do we stop being our parents? When does a victim stop being a victim?

 When will ghosts of the past let us go?  



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My 2020  writes

   Nenadich Street, Poems and Passages

Irene's Girls, All Together

Sidewalks​

Suburbs without sidewalks

Hopscotch 

Don't step on the cracks, weeds in between,

Skip

Shiny sun chips embedded in concrete

I miss sidewalks




Summer


Hold Summer in your mouth

Let in linger on your lips

On your tongue savor vinho verde, 

Tangerine popsicles and strawberry lemonade

Fill your eyes with sky, 

Vivid blooms of dark-eyed susans 

Swaying lilies

Gleaming grasses

Moving through the sparkle of the dunes

Sink your toes deep into the sand

Know the heat of the sun 

In the soles of your feet

Celebrate that it's still summer



Poetry by C.P.Florez