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  • By: Elena Armas
  • Narrated by: Scarlette Hayes
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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By: Elena Armas
Narrated by: Scarlette Hayes
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Publisher's 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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  • Categories: Romance

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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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Absolute drivel

I don’t write reviews usually, but in this case I thought it necessary
We selected this book for book club based on its astonishing good reviews
Four chapters in we have a poll going around to change this months read
Terribly written, awful characters and storyline the conversations have little point or direction
Really baffled how this received a goodreads choice award!

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  • Liz
  • 17-03-2022

Confused

I had heard quite good reviews of this book and how the main character, Aaron, is a dreamboat. Having read only a few chapters, I cannot fathom why anyone would think this is a good book. I find Catalina quite unlikable as a character: she is stubborn, quite petty and her thoughts go on and on for pages, which could have been wrapped up in a paragraph. You have to wonder what Aaron sees in her when it's glaringly obvious that he's in love with her.
There isn't any build up or legitimate reason for Catalina and Aaron to be "enemies". Their rivalry is blown out of proportion and there isn't any substance to their arguments. Catalina harumps that Aaron is doing something annoying but Aaron finds it endearing and amusing? How? It is just irritating.
It is a shame and I do agree that it is a discount version of The Hating Game.

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Dragged

I'm never believing social media hype about a book again!
This book was full of long winded repetitive text, that was predictable and BORING. The narration was very one tone. Spanish?? there was nothing Spanish about this story apart from the fact they went to Spain, even then you wouldn't even know they were in Spain. Who is reading these books and enjoying them!? I don't understand??

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Ouch

So many problematic moments in this book and unanswered questions. I have no idea why the two protagonists even like each other.

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Rare return

I don't often return books I purchase here but this time I did. I bought it from a recommendation and regretted it from early in the listen. Tried to persevere but it never got better. It was a poorly written book with a jumpy storyline and boring plot. Characters fall flat and have no connection. The whole thing felt like a line of tropes sewn together with overdrawn internal monologue. I don't get the hype behind this book.

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Slow Burn

Sorry was fine. Standard fluffy romance. Nothing memorable. Incredibly long slow burn. I imagine the tv show they make will be somewhat bland and will be only 1 season

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Aaron Blackford is a new book boyfriend!

Honestly, this book was predictable AF, but I wanted something light and fluffy, and this delivered. It only lost a star as it was a bit waffley at times. I also would have liked more of it set in Spain.

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Couldn’t finish

This book was just one long clique. Just couldn’t get through it. Super cheesy and the main characters was way to needed to even sympathise with.

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Easy listen

Loved the storyline I just feel like the mmc could have been developed more. Loved the tropes.

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Surprisingly enjoyable!

I went into this feeling very dubious. I actually read the second book (that focuses on Rosie) first and so knew where Lina and Aaron end up but still wanted to know their journey.
It took a bit to get used to the narrator (again, having come off of reading the sequel with a different narrator) and I never really got used to the slight nasal inflection she gave to Aaron.

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