Published by Metal Blonde Books on April 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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A new adult contemporary romance duology about falling in love with someone you can't have and the heartbreaking mess that unfolds when you take a chance and follow your heart.
From the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of THE PACT and WHERE SEA MEETS SKY comes a BOX SET of the bestselling novels Love, in English and Love, in Spanish, available only for a LIMITED TIME.
Find out why so many readers, bloggers and authors have called Love, in English the best contemporary romance of 2014 and continue on with Vera and Mateo's tumultuous love affair with Love, in Spanish.
Love in English synopsis:
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 damn 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 Spanish 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.
Love, in Spanish synopsis:
“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.
Are you kidding me? Both of these books together? I’m sold!! Having read them both already I’m really happy to see them packaged together. They deserve to be together after all! Here are some thoughts I pulled from my reviews.
Love, in English: Love, in English is so much more than your typical romance. It’s about accepting who you are. It’s about not letting your past define you. It’s about allowing yourself to love in the face of adversity. It’s about embracing life and spreading your wings to fly. I have NEVER connected to a story quite like I did with this one. I have NEVER cried as much as I did reading Vera’s story. I have NEVER had a book stay with me for as long as Love, in English has stayed.
Love, in Spanish: Love, in Spanish is the story after the fairy tale. It’s what happens when the first book ends, when the credits roll after you’ve watched your favorite romantic comedy. Only this time, Love, in Spanish is told from Mateo’s point of view. I wouldn’t say this is a standalone. You really should read Love, in English first. You need to see the whole picture before picking up where the first book ends. Mateo oozes from the pages of Love, in Spanish and I stayed right there soaking him all up, all night long. I felt his pain. I appreciated his journey. I loved how he loved.
Karina Halle has the ability to strip you bare, tear down your walls, rip away the layers and make you feel all these intense emotions. She takes you on a journey to foreign lands and allows you to explore those places with just her words, making you want to be on the next flight out. Karina Halle writes with maturity, eloquence, and passion.