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The debut romance you need to read ASAP!

Hello my little bookworms? How’s life treating you today? are you enjoying all the autumn cosiness? Or spring’s new air and warmness?

It’s review time!!!! ’cause guess who came out of a slump?! and it’s all thanks to this oh-so enjoyable book by the amazing Elena Armas

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Enemies to lovers, slow-burn, and fake dating????? YES PLEASE!!!

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I’ve been wanting to read this book even before it came out. I’ve followed Elena on Instagram for a few years now. So it’s so exciting to finally read her beloved book, and I absolutely LOVED IT!

What is it about?

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? (via Goodreads)

My thoughts

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This story was so fun, entertaining, cute, and captivating. I really liked the characters, especially the MCs, Lina and Aaron.

I loved how the story developed, how we are introduced to new characters, and how the chemistry between them increased. I loved how smoothly it all happened.

And of course, I loved all the Spanish rep in this book! It was so fun to read all those sentences and saying in Spanish! AND, I loved all the fandoms references! That was soooo fun!

However, the story it’s predictable, and it has lots of clichés. Plus, I didn’t feel the hating part so strong. But I enjoyed it nonetheless.

If you liked The Hating Game, it’s highly probable you’ll love this book as well. It has all those vibes!

I can’t wait to read more books by Elena! and please Hollywood producers: please grab this story and make it a movie!!! We need it!

Tell me, have you read this one? Is it on your TBR?

love, Lin

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