Songs that Inspire a Key West Vibe

By Priscilla Oliveras
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Key West Vibe Spotify Playlist

For that laid-back, day at the beach or out on a boat vibe, then almost any Jimmy Buffet song is a must!

Some of my favorites are:

For dancing at El Meson de Pepe off Mallory Square, give these a listen!

And for a little behind the scenes, here is Sara’s “favorite” song that draws her onto the dance floor at El Meson de Pepe with Luis.


ISLAND AFFAIR by Priscilla OliverasSought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . .

Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their island romance last or fade with the stunning sunset?