Yaffa S. Santos is a romance writer who made her debut in the year of 2020 with the release of her first novel, A Taste of Sage. The book was a picked by Buzzfeed as Summer Romance to Read and as a June 202 Indie Next List pick.

Santos was born and raised in New Jersey. She is Dominican in heritage, but it wasn’t until she made a trip to the Dominican Republic in her teenage years that her relationship with her heritage really blossomed. After that trip, she had a passion for cooking sparked inside of her and she loved the way in which it can bring people together. Yaffa attended Sarah Lawrence College where she studied writing and visual art. She has lived throughout the country, and even in Santo Domingo, but now makes her home in Florida.

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A Taste of Sage was the debut novel from Yaffa S. Santos. The story starts with Lumi Santana, a chef with the gift of synesthesia where she is able to perceive a person’s emotions by simply tasting their cooking. Lumi was raised by a single mother who taught her that things like dreams and true love were just fairytales, but she has other ideas about dreams. This is why she decides to take a chance and open a fusion restaurant in Inwood, Manhattan. The restaurant serves the type of Dominican food that she grew up with while also mixing it with other cuisines that have inspired her. Despite her best intentions, Lumi’s venture fails and she is forced to take a position at a French restaurant in midtown under Julien Dax. The two don’t get along in the kitchen with Lumi being frustrated by his smug attitude. However, once she tastes his food and her synesthesia kicks in – her feelings change. Now she craves his cooking and the attraction between the two grows.

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