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Book Review: The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

Title: The Spanish Love Deception

Author: Elena Armas

Description: 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. 


Rating: 5 out of 5.

I don’t know what is it with me and all these contemporary romances, I just can’t seem to get enough of them. Plus, I was never into the fake dating trope but when it comes to these last few books, I love it!

I didn’t want this book to end, it was such a good slow burn romance. It’s a very mild enemies-to-lovers (mild in comparison to my usual enemies-to-lovers picks) but paired with the slow burn love it’s chefs kiss.

If you didn’t already know, this book is about Lina, a girl who’s been alone for a long time, however, before her sisters wedding she tells her Spanish family she’ll be bringing her American boyfriend, the only problem is, she doesn’t have one. And that’s where the fake dating magic begins.

This is one of the first books were I absolutely adored both the main characters. However, I do have my favorites. When it comes to Aaron Blackford, nobody even comes close to him. I have the biggest fictional crush on him!!

Also, I can’t help but comment on the steamy scenes. This book by far is my favorite when it comes to sex scenes! Te author did the most amazing job to make them super steamy and romantic without them being weird or cringy. Trust me, you will be rereading them more than a few times.

To summarize, I loved this book! It has all the interesting tropes and is very cute and fast-paced. Also, if you’re interested in a steamy slow-burn this is definitely the one for you.

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