Catalina Martín desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. Especially since her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Now everyone she knows—including her ex and his fiancée—will be there and eager to meet him.
She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic and aid in her deception. New York to Spain is no short flight and her raucous family won’t be easy to fool.
Enter Aaron Blackford—her tall, handsome, condescending colleague—who surprisingly offers to step in. She’d rather refuse; never has there been a more aggravating, blood-boiling, and insufferable man.
But Catalina is desperate, and as the wedding draws nearer, Aaron looks like her best option. And she begins to realize he might not be as terrible in the real world as he is at the office.
Title: The Spanish Love Deception (Spanish Love Deception, #1)
Author: Elena Armas
Publication Date: February 23, 2021
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This book could have chewed me up and spit me out and I still would have loved it. It had passion, romance, and my beautiful Spain so how could I say no?
The fake dating trope was amazing! I thought we were going to jump right into the wedding, but Armas gave us some time to get the know the two characters before diving right in. Now, there were other things that happened so this book was in no means boring, but I appreciated that the characters could build on their relationship and discuss misconceptions before the famed, end goal wedding.
Speaking of, I really loved the characters! Lina was passionate and explosive with everything that she did and made me want to be bolder with my life. Aaron was the grumpy, yet thoughtful one that made this book the epitome of enemies to lovers. Every time these two had a scene together, it was electric and entertaining, to say the least. I could have spent a lifetime watching their romance unfold and never have grown bored.
I’m always wary of reading hyped books because they’re either way too overhyped and will be disappointing or completely worth the hype and more. Thankfully, this one was the latter. I can wholeheartedly recommend this book!