It had been a long time since I picked up a romance novel. After a deep dive into historical fiction, I decided to give this book a try after seeing an amazing review on TikTok by @aymansbooks. I am so glad I read this one! Elena Armas did a great job of setting up a fake romance between our main characters, Lina and Aaron that was full of plot twists, tension, drama, and emotion.
Summary: The Spanish Love Deception
The novel centers on Lina Martín, a young woman working at a large company, InTech, in New York City. She clearly dislikes her work nemesis, Aaron Blackford, with a burning passion after he dismissed her on the first day he started. However, Lina desperately needs a date for her sister’s wedding in Spain. Or else, Lina fears that her family will continue to pity her for still being single.
Aaron, although seemingly cold and heartless, surprisingly agrees to be Lina’s date to her sister’s wedding. Lina is very adamant and stubborn at first, but after a lot of convincing in part from her best friend Rosie, she finally agrees to let Aaron accompany her.
The two head together to Spain and in those three days, a whirlwind of events and moments transpire between our two characters. Aaron and Lina truly get to know each other during this time and share secrets with each other that neither of them expected to share. I will leave the rest unsaid as I think this slow-burn, enemies to lovers romance deserves to be read in full to get the complete experience.
I loved this book because of its very real and relatable characters. Aaron and Lina’s romance also had the perfect pacing, and our author Armas does an awesome job of portraying both characters as genuine, caring individuals with real flaws and fears. I definitely recommend picking this one up if you are a fan of romance novels and in the mood for a contemporary romance filled with gripping tension and yet, full of love.