The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Book Review Category Contemporary Contemporary Romance Five Star Genre

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Catalina Martín needs a date for her sister’s wedding and she didn’t anticipate the offer from her work adversary, Aaron Blackford. She was always aware of his presence, his aggravating, well put together, Clark Kent-like presence and how her poor first impression and the subsequent moments of him brushing her off professionally had put a chasm’s worth of distance between them. So his offer to be her date was more than a shock, it was a joke, but as the tension rose knowing that her Ex would be there, brother to the groom and best man, she was desperate. It needed to be the infuriating, Mr. Robot, Aaron Blackford.

This wasn’t actually on my tbr until I watched bookswithchloe’s reading vlog and with her animated reactions to the story I just had to check it out myself. It’s on KU which is always a plus for me and while I’m still struggling to finish full length novels and the daunting task of nearly 500 pages. I had to give it a chance. I read it in two days, taking a day off to deal with some friendship shenanigans.

The Spanish Love Deception was more than a pleasure to read, it was a need. When Chloe mentioned that she was invested from the first few pages, she wasn’t lying. I was completely enamored with Aaron Blackford just as quick especially as in antics less than 10% of the way into the book had me laughing out loud. I snort, sure, giggle occasionally, but I cackled and scared the sleeping cat on my lap.

I loved Lina immediately as well, she was the perfect heroine for the story, her heart was bruised, sure, but it was just something looming in the background. I hope to be like her one day because I can feel everything that she went through albeit with a different situation, but still the devastation is real. That’s what really drew me in, I could empathize and feel myself in her shoes. I was crying tears of happiness and hope, knowing that my own situations would eventually be in the past and I wouldn’t let it dim my light. I would be resilient like Lina.

If you’re on the fence about this book because it has been hyped beyond all. It’s on KU. Try it out. You won’t regret it. I’m going to be picking up a physical copy sometime this month or the next. I need to have it on my shelves. This is one of those books that is a tiny snapshot of my heart and a beacon of hope. Where is my Aaron Blackford?!

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