on November 11, 2014
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Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Series: LIE #2
“She sat beside me on the bus – and she changed my whole life.”
Successful, wealthy and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world.
That was until Vera Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall in love with and the two lost souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave consequences.
Now with Mateo divorced and living in Madrid with Vera, there is a whole new set of challenges and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed relationship.
Unfortunately for them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn.
Did you think Mateo and Vera rode into the sunset together after Love, In English? Did you think their age gap wasn’t going to be an issue or Mateo’s divorce? Life isn’t easy for the two lovers; they have a lot of real life shit to overcome.
In this book we get in the head of the classy and charismatic Mateo Casalles. He really has a gorgeous mind to go along with his gorgeous, athletic body. 😉 The way he sees Vera and loves her is beautifully romantic. His love for his daughter and even the patience he shows his ex-wife showcases the kindness that is in his heart.
“Look at me, my Estrella. Don’t you know what that means? You’re my star. How many people on this earth have that, their own star? And you shine just for me. How could anyone else ever compare to this?”
The writing. Karina Halle has an incredible writing talent, and it shines in Love, in Spanish. The book flowed in such a poetic way. The descriptions of the Spanish landscape and the author’s ability to make me hear Mateo’s Spanish accent in my head while reading is extraordinary.
In case you’re wondering if Love, in Spanish is a retelling of Love, in English from Mateo’s POV – IT’S NOT. This book is an extension of the original novel. It takes place a year after LiE. To me, this sequel enhanced and brought more depth to Mateo and Vera’s love story. Now I’m looking forward to Josh’s (Vera’s brother) book, Where Sea Meets Sky.
Erin’s 4 Star Review
I love me some Karina Halle books!
Right from page one I was transported back to Spain. I LOVE the vibe of this series. I get this feeling of being swept away to this vacation like state of mind. I cant explain it, just a very unique feel.
Love, in Spanish was great in the way its not just Mateo’s POV of Love, in English. We get some of his feelings, on what went on in LIE, but most of the book is a whole new story, of life after book 1.
Oh Mateo, how I love thee! That man is so charming with his way of not understanding the english slang. I just love it! Not only that, I love how traditional he is and the caveman in him. He does not want anyone to touch his Vera! Let me just add, Mateo is a dirty man in the bedroom. Our Spaniard is no shy lover 😉
Vera is as cool as ever. She has to bear a heavy load in the book. She has given up everything for Mateo and everyone only sees her as a tatted up, home wrecking whore. My heart broke for her. Nonetheless I love how she handles herself and how she loves her man. The chemistry and passion between these two is off the charts!
I loved getting to know what Mateo was thinking in some of book 1. I felt for him and got a better understanding on why he reacted to certain situation, one in particular! We go with them on their journey of working through an ex wife who is very bitter, the paparazzi trying to capture them in certain unflattering situations.
“Hell has no fury like a woman scorned”
These two fight like real couples, I think. Sometimes in real life when your fighting with your other half we hit below the belt. Mateo and Vera know how to fight, but even better is when they make up, its animalistic! Rawrrr!
“She is mine, all mine; she is mine now and forever, this beautiful, soft, wet woman of my dreams and my heart, and I am going to fuck her until she’s screaming my name.”
There is a certain edginess to Karina Halle’s writing style and I L.O.V.E. it! Always have. She did not disappoint in this sequel! I am super excited for Vera’s brother Josh’s book. Cant wait to be transported to another foreign location!
If you liked Love, in English then check this sequel out, I think you will enjoy it just as much!
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