The Spanish Love Deception
A wedding. A trip to Spain. The most infuriating man. And three days of pretending. Or in other words, a plan that will never work.
Catalina Martín, finally, not single. Her family is happy to announce that she will bring her American boyfriend to her sister’s wedding. Everyone is invited to come and witness the most magical event of the year.
That would certainly be tomorrow’s headline in the local newspaper of the small Spanish town I came from. Or the epitaph on my tombstone, seeing the turn my life had taken in the span of a phone call.
Four weeks wasn’t a lot of time to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic–from NYC and all the way to Spain–for a wedding. Let alone, someone eager to play along my charade. But that didn’t mean I was desperate enough to bring the 6’4 blue eyed pain in my ass standing before me.
Aaron Blackford. The man whose main occupation was making my blood boil had just offered himself to be my date. Right after inserting his nose in my business, calling me delusional, and calling himself my best option. See? Outrageous. Aggravating. Blood boiling. And much to my total despair, also right. Which left me with a surly and extra large dilemma in my hands. Was it worth the suffering to bring my colleague and bane of my existence as my fake boyfriend to my sister’s wedding? Or was I better off coming clean and facing the consequences of my panic induced lie?
Like my abuela would say, que dios nos pille confesados.
The Spanish Love Deception is an enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating romantic comedy. Perfect for those looking for a steamy slow-burn romance with the sweetest Happily Ever After.
I’m going to start off with that slow-burns are just something I’m not reading much of these days. But once I heard Elena was writing one, I didn’t even care about my lack of reading slow-burns because I’d throw everything down to read hers. And I absolutely LOVED it.
I actually called this more of a ‘mid-ish burn’ because you’re pretty much satisfied for majority of the book … well at least I was between the tension and bit of banter. AND, you don’t have to wait too long, if you know what I mean.
The Spanish Love Deception is definitely one of those reads that you can easily finish in one sitting because that’s how it was for me. I just couldn’t put this down! The writing is absolutely fantastic! Lina and Aaron will capture your heart in an instant. And their chemistry was EVERYTHING! You definitely won’t be disappointed on the romance end of things.
This one had sooo many tropes that I know are a favorite for many:
- office romance
- enemies to lovers
- fake dating
- slow to mid-ish burn
I loved reading a little bit about the Spanish culture through Lina and her family… seriously, this story written sooo dang well, I still can’t get over it!
A 1,000 times yes, you need to add this to your TBR. Aaron is the ULTIMATE book boyfriend, so just be ready for him to win your heart in an instant.
Such a great debut for Elena and I can’t wait for her next one!