The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

“Because it was all you were willing to give me. And I’d rather have you hating me than not have you at all.”

Elena Armas

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.


Of course I had to read an ‘enemies to lovers’ romance in the workplace. After all, I met my husband in my workplace and, at the beginning, he wasn’t a nice and friendly co-worker (he still isn’t but he’s nice to me now, muahahah!)

Funny and engaging story with amazing characters. 

Also, can we stop for a minute and appreciate Aaron Blackford?! I mean, the very name sounds hot as hell! My kind of dream man.


– Aaron Blackford. I know I already mentioned it above but it doesn’t hurt to tell again how SEXY and HOT and DREAMY Aaron is. (I know…too much enthusiasm right?)

– Some of my favourite tropes in only ONE book! 

Enemies to lovers? Yes.

Fake dating? Oh yes.

Only one bed? Ohhhhh yes.

– Aaron and Catalina’s chemistry is awesome and this is a slow-burn romance which is something I really enjoy (love to see that tension!)


– I didn’t enjoy the constant translations of the Spanish parts. I do understand that most readers needed it in order to understand but for me it was a bit annoying.


My good fellow fans of contemporary romance that live for the tropes written above, this is for you. Fall in love with Aaron and Catalina. They’re truly wonderful.

P.S. Is it hot in here?!

PLOT: ★★★★
COVER: ★★★★

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