Series: LIE #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.
He speaks Spanish. I speak English.
He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.
He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.
He’s married and has a five-year old daughter.
I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.
Until now. Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.
Wow wow wow!! I absolutely loved this book. I bought Love, in English on a whim after it was recommended by one of my favorite bloggers – Vilma! – and I am so glad I did. I’d never heard of Karina Halle before, so I wasn’t aware of her previous work outside of contemporary romance. But none of that matters, because although she’d never written a mainstream romance before, this book was as close to perfect as any romance I’ve ever read! And I’ve read a lot!
The characters in this book were so vibrant, so colorful, and bright; they shone like the stars 😉 I LOVED Mateo! Such a perfect mix of machismo and heart. He was sexy, sweet, cocky, vulnerable, flawed, and perfect! You couldn’t ask for a better hero. Mateo has pretty much eclipsed all of my book boyfriends. He was also a MAN. I’ve been reading a lot of YA books lately and it was refreshing and greatly pleasing to read about a more mature guy who had to deal with more realistic issues.
Vera on the other hand, was younger and crazier, but the perfect match for Mateo. This book tackles the issue of love and timing, and what to do when you find love at the worst time. I loved that it was messy and complicated and unclear. That’s what life is and Ms. Halle conveyed that perfectly. Vera deals with finding her true place in this world; finding where and who she belongs. I think that’s something we can all relate to, which is why I’m recommending this book to everyone I know!
This book was just fantastic. It wasn’t chock full of unrealistic plot twists or over-the-top drama, but it was still engaging and entertaining. It was real. It had enough angst to frustrate, but it also was full of humor and light. If you’re looking for a dynamic standalone, then I suggest you buy this; you won’t regret it! Now I’m off to look up everything else Karina Halle has written – she definitely has a new fan!