The Spanish Love Deception Book Review

The Spanish Love Deception Book Review

First read of 2022 and getting to work on my New Year's resolution to do proper reviews of my reads from this year forward. That doesn't necessarily mean I'm any good at it, but at least I try. Here we go! Let's review The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas.

*Please keep in mind that English is not my first language so, yeah, there's going to be a lot of grammatical errors and misspelled words. Hopefully I'll get better in time.


Now to the review!!!


Like many readers out there, this book was a "Tik Tok made me buy it" purchase. After seeing it in multiple occasions I started to get intrigued by it. I researched and followed it's author, Elena Armas, and that pretty much sealed the deal. I am a huge fan of Spanish movies and TV, as well as Spanish authors. I dived in blind, without reading what the book was about or any reviews by my fellow readers. 

Our main character is Catalina Martín, who finds herself in a bit of a pickle when she has to attend her sister's wedding and the best man is no other than her ex boyfriend who just so happens to be recently engaged. Motivated by this, Catalina decides to lie to her family in Spain by telling them that she will be attending the wedding with her American boyfriend, the only problem is that this boyfriend does not exist and she now has less than four weeks to find herself a date who will fly with her to Spain and pretend to be happily in love.

Much to her surprise Catalina gets an offer from a work colleague to be her date and help her sell the lie to her family. The only problem with this offer is that she totally despises her colleague, Aaron Blackford. With time running out and other events unfolding, Catalina realizes that he might not be so bad after all or that she is simply running out of time.

The first thing I loved about this book is that I was captivated by it pretty much since the beginning. You can tell right away it falls into the enemies to lovers trope, and her dislike for Aaron since the beginning makes you really intrigued as to how everything will unfold. I found it to be very unique and it totally stands out on it's own. The mystery behind Aaron in the first half of the book is all you need to get sucked into the story and not want to put the book down. The tension between them in the early chapters made me want to get inside the book, push Catalina aside and position myself in her place. Aaron is described perfectly in a way that will guarantee you will fall in love with him and will be obsessed by the time you finish the book.

Catalina is equally as wonderful, she will make you laugh, cry and in some way or another you will relate to her and her struggles.There is no part in this book that I found boring. It is definitely one of those reads you never want it to end. Oh, and yes, there is spice too. If you haven't read it yet and you love romance and enemies to lovers then you should by all means read this book.


Rating: 5/5

Spice Rating: 3.5/5


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Note: All the reviews on my blog are written for the sole purpose of sharing my experience and enjoyment of the book reviewed.  My first language is not English so please forgive the possible multiple errors in grammar and misspelled words. Oopss! 



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