Esteban & Marialena
Publisher: Crazy Ink
Meet Marialena Villanueva, a twenty-six-year-old Mexican-American, living in a city overflowing with strangers. Marialena prefers the companionship of films with stories she can lose herself in; especially films by her favorite director, Esteban Gutierrez.
Esteban Gutierrez is nearing fifty. His confidence is at an all-time low due to a writer's block he hasn't been able to kick. It isn't until he's introduced to Marialena through a hysterical case of mistaken identity that he starts to find himself again.
Immediately, the two find solace in one another, but it isn't as easy as it is in the movies. This isn't just a love story between two people. It's a love story of the lives we share with the ones we love.
Marialena lost both of her parents at twenty-one. Her closest relatives live across the country. Roxanne, her adventurous cousin, is always daring Marialena to live life to the fullest. And Esteban's wild younger brother Henry can't decide if Marialena is the sister he's never had or the girlfriend he's always wanted.
Take an unforgettable journey as these two families come together as one in this five-star adventure we call life.