Author: Karina Halle
Series: Love in English #1
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
Publication Date: April 20, 2014
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.
To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.
Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.
Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.
Something that can never, ever be.
Or so she thinks.
This book. Messed. Me. Up. I think my heart stopped when I read the blurb and knew nothing was going to stop me from reading it. Then as soon as I read the prologue I knew I was done for. I can’t even tell you all of the thoughts and emotions that were going through me while I read Love, in English because it’s just too personal. I had to stop reading so many times to give my heart a rest.
I loved every moment of it, though! Listen, there will be people who will turn their nose up and judge it because there is a married man involved. Fine, whatever. I honestly don’t give a damn what other people think about it, but I am telling you that what happened in Love, in English is very realistic. Believe me. I was completely stunned and it took tremendous restraint to not message Karina and make a fool of myself (more than usual). My heart hurt, my head hurt … it took me days to recoup from this book. Hell, I still haven’t fully recovered.
So yeah, I’m going stay in my bubble when to comes to this book and hold it close to my heart. Karina did a fantastic job with it; a little too fantastic at times. I adored the characters to death – Vera is my girl all the way! I wanted to hold her hand so many times and help guide her or just support her. She’s a smart, kick-ass woman with a huge heart. She definitely made me proud. There were a couple of times I became leery of Mateo because I wasn’t sure how Karina was going to have everything play out, but damn, do I love that man and how passionate he is. Vera and Mateo’s love is genuinely beautiful, despite the circumstances.
Seriously, I love everything about this book, even the things I didn’t like. Don’t make that face, it makes perfect sense! The good and the bad is what made it so realistic and just so friggin’ amazing. I really don’t want to get into details for a variety of reasons, but I am extremely happy with it all and the way it turned out in the end.
Love, in English is one of my top favorite books ever. Ever! You want a love story that will take you on an emotional roller coaster, full of passion, heartache and romance, then read it.