J.J. Colagrande discusses his book “Reduce Heat Continue To Boil.” Jimena Quintero is anxious, beautiful and filled with wanderlust. Stuck in a cubicle and trapped in a crumbling marriage, she’s haunted by her childhood and family secrets. Until she meets Alex Lane, a local Wynwood bar owner. 6 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or http://www.booksandbooks.com/.