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The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

The Spanish Love Deception

by Elena Armas

Published by Atria Books

Book 1 in the Spanish Love Deception Series

Catalina Martín desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding.

Especially since her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiraled 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.



Oh, look at that. One of the first DNF's of the year.

I'm going to be honest - I hadn't heard the greatest reviews. By time I heard those rumbling though, I had already purchased The American Roommate Experiment when I came across it at Costco and thought "hey, great deal."

In an effort to read some of the books on my bookshelf this year, I decided to download The Spanish Love Deception in preparation for The American Roommate Experiment.

I didn't get far into the book before I stopped.

And I'm not bothering with The American Roommate Experiment.

My issue, you ask?

Let's just say, that while it's not the first time I have encountered a protagonist that I just don't like, it is one of the first times that the character was also completely unbelievable, while wondering why the love interest is actually interested.

Because if Catalina was real and I were Aaron - I would run in the other direction screaming.

I'm supposed to believe this woman is not only an engineer, but one in a management position, and she acts the way she does? With the maturity level of a preteen?



Anyways, so that is that. A book on my tbr DNF'd and a physical book on my shelf that will be sold/donated. It's too bad though, because I love the tropes.

No ratings on this book, obviously, as I didn't finish. Let me know, if you read this, what did you think?


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