About the Book:
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.
LOVED. Fresh writing + lots of steam = a fabulous romantic comedy.
This book was all over social media and yes, Instagram made me buy it. This is a workplace romance that definitely lives up to all the hype. If you are looking for a slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers book with a little cheesiness thrown in, you’ll love this one. A big plus for a STEM heroine!
I can’t believe this is the author’s debut novel, the story is a delight. Aaron Blackford is a swoony and romantic hero. I fell for him immediately!
“Because when I finally take those lips in mine, it will be the furthest thing from pretending. I will not be showing you what it would be like if you were mine. I’ll show you what it is.”
I can tell from the first few pages of a book whether I am going to like it or not. I was caught up immediately in the fake dating trope. Very simple: Lina needs a date to her sister’s wedding in Spain. Aaron might be her last choice but he is determined to go as her date. Heartwarming adventures ensue along with a delicious slow-burn romance that reminded me in some ways of Mariana Zapata’s writing. And Aaron pretty much conveyed his feelings for Lina early on.
“It’s sexy, but don’t ever feel like you need to impress me. I already am.”
Lina may have been a success in her professional life but she wanted to show her family that she was successful in finding romance, too. There was no unnecessary drama between Lina and Aaron, but there was just the right amount of tension. The workplace romance did not feel unrealistic like so many workplace romance books I have read.
Elena Armas pleasantly surprised me with this romantic debut. The Spanish Love Deception also touches on sexism in the workplace, overcoming past trauma and loving yourself. It has just the right amount of steam to balance out the romantic comedy aspects and I think the author is going to be a great success! This is a smart, feel-good romance that I definitely recommend.
“You are not on your own anymore. It’s you and me now. We are in this together, and we’ve got this.”