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Summary

The Goodreads Choice Awards Debut of the Year.

A wedding in Spain. The most infuriating man. Three days to convince your family you're actually in love....

Catalina Martín desperately needs a date to her sister's wedding. Especially when her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Now everyone she knows - including her ex-boyfriend and his fiancée - will be there.

She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic for her and aid in her deception. NYC to Spain is no short flight, and her family won't be easy to fool.... But even then, when Aaron Blackford - the six-foot-four-inch blue-eyed pain in the arse - offers to step in, she's not tempted even for a second. Never has there been a more aggravating, blood-boiling and insufferable man.

But Catalina is desperate, and as the wedding gets closer the more desirable an option Aaron Blackford becomes....

The Spanish Love Deception is an enemies-to-lovers fake-dating romance. Perfect for those looking for a steamy slow-burn with the promise of a sweet happy-ever-after.

©2021 Elena Armas (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, UK

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"Everything you could want in a romance is right here." (Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient)

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  • 29-12-21

Fun listen - listened to in one day!

This was nice light listen, though the story is a little predictable I love all the characters, I really enjoyed it and was eager to get to the end. The narration is good and made the story more enjoyable. Highly recommend I’m already looking forward to the follow up.

Only a few small points there’s a couple of points in the book where the audio repeats, and needs to be reviewed and honestly I think it’s super lazy to not match the chapter title in the book with the what it actually is eg. chapter 3 in this version is actually chapter 1 of the book and so forth.

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Way too long

I have never not finished an audiobook but with this story I had to genuinely have a debate with myself about how I couldn’t honestly waste one more hour of my life. I had one hour to go but I just couldn’t do it.

I love a romance, easy read or complex yet lots of things in this book were just off, the sex chat, the leads rambling pages of self talk and the lack of chemistry between the protagonists. I would give it a miss.

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a solid mej

At the start of it I really hated this because the whole it's because the whole scene of arron not defending her.
he just turned and said we're done here but bitch if you cared speak up the first time.
Also the is felt really repetitive sometimes the way she strictly kept repeating How she didn't want to allow things in the past to happen again. It felt like the same point would just be discussed over and over again And it was a little irritating. Overall Lena just didn't feel like mature enough for Me she was meant to be 28 but felt like she was still in high school. And a lot of Aaron's lines just made me crunch sometimes like I don't know how to explain it but it felt like as if he knew he was a book character and didn't sound like an actual person the book character in the installing an actual person. Plus the way he kept repeating how big he was just really good my nose and it felt like he was meant to be a character you won't mean to see him as a regular person the way you are meant to see Lina.

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Could not finish

The narrators voice when she’s doing aaron’s parts are terrible. The story is not bad.

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Cute thou a bit predictable :)

but it's a good romance. Refreshing to read all the WHYs and ALTHOUGHs of two people falling in love, instead "two hot people see other and bam! just like that they are im love" trope.

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OMG what a rollercoaster!!!

I can’t even begin to describe what this book has made me feel. There were so many times I felt like I was there. This book had so much detail it made me feel most of the emotions along the way. Honestly, if you are considering to listen, take this as a sign that this book is everything you expect and more.

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not bad

the narrators voice was a little annoying for me, but I soon got used to it. the story just seemed to finish without a closure on it. having said this a I enjoyed the dynamics between the two central characters, would have liked the woman to be stronger and take more control of her thought processes but it entertained me for a couple of days. not sad I bought it.

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Fun listen

Very predictable but fun listen. Narrated in English but some Spanish phrasea are not translated.

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Nice chick flick

An entertaining and spicy read. The narrator is not always great with the male character voice but still good entertainment.

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  • 14-03-22

Get someone who actually speaks Spanish

I hated the narration. It’s nothing on the voice actor, but if you are performing as someone who comes from Spain, at least make sure you got all the words right!
It totally ruined the book for me.

As for the story: I had read that this book was good but way too long for it’s own good and I have to say I wholeheartedly agree. It’s your typical enemies-to-lovers, with the perfect male love interest who acts like a jerk but it actually the sweets and hottest guy on earth.
Some descriptions felt a little weird, though. Like, for someone who needs over a hundred pages to realize she likes the guy, she sure finds many ways of describing his ocean blue eyes and Superman-like jaw.
But, all in all, it’s all it’s set out to be and pretty good at that