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Elena Armas

Forfatter af The Spanish Love Deception

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Værker af Elena Armas

The Spanish Love Deception (2021) 2,422 eksemplarer, 36 anmeldelser
The American Roommate Experiment (2022) 1,205 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Long Game (2023) 429 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Fiance Dilemma: A Novel (2024) 16 eksemplarer

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Going into this after reading The American Roomate Experiment and loving the second half of it, the start of the The Spanish Love Deception had me hooked more than TARE. Although at times it was kind of slow and Catalina being painfully oblivious confused the f out of me, I was seriously invested. Read pages 50-250 in one night.

Then somewhere in the second half, in their first intimate scene, Aaron was kind of out of character with all this “ill prove to you that you need me” “yes you need me” “shh just put your hands on my dick” bs and it reaaaaally threw me off. Also some things he said felt kind of icky and at times unconsensual??? So the rest of the book was me hoping something would fix that for me but Aaron seemed to now be more interested in “owning” Catalina than actually caring for her. There was a lot of repetition of cheesy and empty phrases as it went on but fr that scene just really took me out of it… (mere)
helectra | 35 andre anmeldelser | Jul 18, 2024 |
After reading Armas’ debut, The Spanish Love Deception, I can honestly say this is a big step in the right direction. A lot of the issues I had with her first novel were non-existent in TARE. You can tell that the author is honing her skills and I am excited to see more of her work. :)

It was at times a little too cheesy for me but by the time I got the middle of the book, I was hooked. Thoroughly enjoyed!
helectra | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jul 18, 2024 |
i disliked almost everything about this. first of all it's like two separate books were smushed together where there's just a tiny attempt made to have the two fit at all. so the first book was the enemies of this enemies to lovers romance. the thing that never works for me about this trope is that we aren't given any reason for these characters to be such assholes to each other. i can't stand either of them. the second book has these characters - same name, different personalities - suddenly being friendly and caring about what happens to the other. there's no reason for them to behave this way, based on the way either of these people were introduced, and herein lies my main issue with most enemies to lovers. it's hard to make us see why they're legitimately enemies but also good people that can come around, and few writers bother to do this work that makes a reader invest at all. so it was like a new book started with these characters who behaved much more normally toward each other and then developed a relationship. which, by the way - the sex scenes were kind of terrible. "i'm buried deep inside you." "this is how we fuck." maybe it's fine if all the stuff before it was? i thought it was strange narration during a sex scene and also missed opportunities for tension build up. (instead of waiting for just one scene he rips her shirt off, buttons flying so it can't be worn again, while the kids soccer team they're supposed to be monitoring is finishing practice right outside the equipment shed. better to build that tension, finish practice, take her home.)

all that said, there are moments of decent writing, moments where i think it's the audio narration that i hated and not the book itself.
… (mere)
overlycriticalelisa | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2024 |
Dnf at 85% because I’m bored to death with the repetition and endless inner dialogues.
mimji | 35 andre anmeldelser | Apr 20, 2024 |



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