Book review: Love, in Spanish by Karina Halle @MetalBlondeLove, in Spanish by Karina Halle
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on Nov. 11th, 2014
Genres: Romance
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The companion to the highly emotional, scandalous and USA Today Bestselling love story - LOVE, IN ENGLISH - is finally here! Love, in Spanish is a Love, in English follow-up novel told from Mateo Casalles' POV. While Love, in Spanish touches on some events that happened in LIE (you know the ones!) it is a whole new story set a year later that continues with Vera and Mateo's "happily ever after." Note: It should be read after Love, in English and it is mostly new material (aka not just rehash of LIE).

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“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.

***Love, in Spanish contains the first two chapters of Where Sea Meets Sky, a full-length Love, in English spinoff starring Vera's brother, Josh Miles, coming March 2015 from Atria Books***


review

Oh Man! This is easily one of my favorite books in 2014. My obsession starts with book one, Love, in English. I read it back in April, did my review for it and days after I still can’t stop thinking about it. And I can say without a doubt that this is one of my favorite series right now and this book was what sealed the deal for me!

It’s not just that Karina Halle’s writing is something pretty. It’s the way she writes that makes you FEEL EVERYTHING. It’s chaotic, painful, wild but over the top romantic. The scenes are intense, the sadness just plunges and the words pulse through you and hold you captive.

lpMateo and Vera’s love story wasn’t an easy one to begin with. Distance, doubts and being in the public eye where all their moves and action are being watched and judged are just some of the things these two have to overcome. But Mateo’s love for Vera is deep, strong and big enough for what’s to come. And he’s not one to give up easily.

Karina Halle nailed the ups and downs of having a very complicated relationship and all the emotion that comes with that. It was breathtaking at times, I cried, I fumed but I just felt what it was like to be in their shoes and thinking with your heart and sometimes making those mistakes to learn and grow.

Love, in Spanish is a book that shot a line straight to my heart from the beginning and I was so thoroughly invested in Mateo and Vera’s messy yet utterly romantic story. It was beautiful, heartbreaking at times and made my heart just feel as full as I watched these wonderfully flawed characters unravel before me and build themselves back up.

I love it and highly recommend it! If you are looking for a book with great characters who are full of depth, a story that will captivate and full of really heartfelt messages without beating you over the head with it, this is IT for you.

Favorite quotes:

“I’ve said it before and I will say it again and I’ll go down in my grave saying it. You are my star, my light, my love. And it doesn’t matter if you believe in it or not because it is the truth and the truth always finds a way to shine.”

“I follow every part of you, everywhere. You go before me, Vera. You always will.”

Watch the Video Teaser for Love, in English (Book #1)

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About Karina Halle

With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.

Karina is represented by the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

About Karina Halle

With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.

Karina is represented by the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

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