Love, in English

Love, in English

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by Karina Halle
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045818889
Publisher:
Karina Halle
Publication date:
04/20/2014
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NOOK Book
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167,884
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Meet the Author

From a rock music journalist to a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author for The Pact, Where Sea Meets Sky, The Artists Trilogy series, and over 20 other books, Karina Halle has seen a lot of the world. Luckily, all the years of dabbling in different careers and traversing the globe has given her the perfect background for her stories. Whether it's writing horror romance, romantic suspense or contemporary romance, Karina manages to combine very real people and relationships with very edgy circumstances. When she's not writing about flawed characters or chilling situations, you can find her on Salt Spring Island, BC, drinking wine in her 1920's farmhouse with her husband and their adopted pitbull.

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LittleReadRidingHood More than 1 year ago
I've sat on my thoughts for weeks and still can't put into words the feelings Love, In English produced in me. I am still sitting here, at a loss. If I could run around, holding the book, screaming at people to read it, and doing spontaneous public readings, I would. So instead, I will try to do this beautiful story justice here. "You're like his favorite food in the whole world. He want's to have you, eat you, devour you. He thinks about you all the time, craves you. ... That is how he looks at you." I found myself rooting for Vera and Mateo early on. They could be considered "bad guys" by some, but I felt sorry for them. They are victims of life and circumstance. And they find comfort and solace in each other. Their love isn't perfect. It's messy and people get hurt. And that sucks. They feel bad about it. But you can't help who you fall in love with and when. "You can't fall in love in a week," I told her heatedly. "You can fall in love in a second," she said with a snap of her fingers. "The heart has no regard for time." They each said and did things that made me angry, made me sad, made me rage, and made me swoon. I just couldn't get enough. This is a very character driven story, which is perfect for me, being a character driven reader. These characters, and their story, moved me. You will just have to meet Vera and Mateo yourself. "Ugly?" Mateo said in fervent disbelief. "No. You are terribly beautiful, Vera. So beautiful that it hurts. You would outshine her like the star you are."
snowfireangel More than 1 year ago
I was so very honored to receive the book Love, in English by Karina Halle. Because I knew, I just KNEW, this was going to be an epic story. So, what follows is my attempt to write a review worthy of this book and the author. Love, in English is a love story that is as painful as it is beautiful. There is a dedication at the beginning of the story with the following quote by Gilbert Parker: "Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars." I can't hardly type this because this quote makes me cry! It will make even more sense after you finish reading the book. As you begin to read this story, you are pulled into an emotional turmoil before you know it. The emotional turmoil begins when Vera Miles describes herself in the Prologue. It immediately gives you a sense of what is to come by her stating that she is a "villain". Then it goes on to explain why and finally states: "But I'm starting to think that most villains aren't evil - they are just misunderstood." This story will fill your heart with emotions you didn't even realize existed. You will experience each moment as if you were actually there. There are funny moments and there are ugly moments...but mostly there are the moments you feel helpless for Vera and Mateo and yet hopeful. There is so much MORE to this story than can be written in a review. It takes an extremely talented author to write a book that resonates through you from the very beginning of the story. Karina Halle is one of those authors. I will not forget this story for a very long time, if ever, and will reread it again and again.
beau2fullybrkn1 More than 1 year ago
“Love is like a thief, it robs you of all thought and logic, and all you have left is a heart that you can only pray is strong enough to survive the rest.”  “Sometimes you are stuck being the person you are and not the person you were. Or could be.”  I thought I had loved Karina Halle’s writing before but Love, In English stole every piece of my heart. I was a weepy emotional mess as I read this book. I fell in love with the characters and as they fell in love with each other so did I. From the very beginning I wanted Vera and Mateo together. They had such an amazing connection with each other that it didn’t matter to me that there was an age difference or that he was married. They were opposites in every way but that didn’t matter. It might seem wrong but it felt very right. They developed a friendship that was a foundation for an amazing love.  “You can fall in love in a second. The heart has no regard for time.” Vera was a character that I absolutely loved. Tattooed and pierced, she loved sex, and she was viewed as a little bit of a black sheep. She was incredibly smart and pretty but she never really felt as if she fit in anywhere. She was always a bit lonely. She wasn’t looking for love and she didn’t expect to find it in Spain. Some parts of her personality reminded me off her myself. Vera brought out a fire in Mateo and he gave her a hope. She didn’t want to be the one to break up a marriage or family and she felt guilty about her feelings. Vera denied her attraction for Mateo as best she could but in the end it was nearly impossible. She grew a lot in the book and figuring out if she deserved love, how to deal with her guilt, and how to make an impossible love possible were some of things she had to deal with. “There will nights where you will feel alone and lost. Where I feel alone and lost. When that happens, I want us both to remember this, right now. Bring our thoughts back to this room, this moment. Where we aren’t lonely. Where we are both found.” Mateo, my sweet Mateo, I adored his character. He was the perfect mix of sweet, sexy, confident, seductive, smart, and passionate, that revisiting that man is futile. From the moment you meet him you got the feeling that there was a hint of sadness in life. He was in a marriage that he was never completely happy and a career that he was never truly passionate about. The one thing he cared about most was his daughter Chloe Ann. She was the joy in his world. Meeting Vera brought out some of the passion and feeling that he had tucked away long ago. I practically swooned over everything he said. He had such a passionate and honest way about him. When he let Vera know how he felt it never backed, never was ashamed and love and believed in her and all that she was. Never once did he ever regret how he felt about her and even if when it was hard he believed in their love without a shadow of a doubt.   They both gave up a lot for the chance at this epic kind of love. They were blissfully, deliriously happy when they were together and it didn’t matter how long they had known each other, they were soul mates. Things weren’t perfect because they did have so much staked against them. Their age difference, the distance, and family all played a factor. I wanted to savor the books but I was frantic to know what would happen next. At times I didn’t know if they could end up together and that thought broke my heart. I was a ball of emotions and I wanted to shake my kindle at a few parts but every tear I cried was worth it. This was a beautiful, unconventional, and epic read. I’ve always loved her writing but I think this might be Karina’s best work yet. 
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
I usually steer clear of books about infidelity, but something about this book intrigued me and I was anxious to read it. What I found, was truly a love story and I got it. And it was beautiful.  Vera's always been a bit wild and isn't afraid to take chances. So, when an opportunity to teach English in Spain came up, she took it. While there, she meets a variety of people, some who would become friends, but one she would fall in love with. With the romantic setting of the Spanish countryside, it's hard not to become wrapped up in the beauty of the place, the people, and the time they all spend together. The intense bond she develops with Mateo is unlike anything she's experienced before. The problem is, he's married and she knows first hand what infidelity does to a family.  At this point in the book, I was truly invested in the characters. And honestly, Mateo's situation isn't cut and dry. I loved the connection they had, so I was so consumed by that, that there were times I forgot he was even married. What really made the story work for me though, was Vera's honesty. She never pretended that the situation was anything other than it was. She knew going in that it was complicated and she even tried resisting. In other words, she had a conscious and was tormented by it. BUT, once she had a clear understanding of what Mateo's marriage was like, it was too difficult to keep pushing him away.  The story is complicated and really, the only easy thing about their story is their love for each other. They hit several bumps along the way, including insecurities, fear, separation and an angry ex. In the end though, I was happy with how everything was resolved. I could go on and on about the book and how much I loved it. I loved the setting, the characters, the friendships and the love story. This is honestly one of the most gorgeous books I've read. I highly recommend it. Even if you have issues with infidelity, I hope you give it a chance. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did I like it? Yes, very much so. Did I love it, I am still not sure because I'm still gigesting it. I have a book hangerover. I miss the characters already. I fell for Mateo and Vera and every other character introduced. I could hear in my head their Spaniard voices a,because I know for a fact their accent is very particular and fabulous and damn sexy. I fekk the story, it was compelling and appealling. I was hooked immediately. I was not happy about Mateo's situation but I agreed with her brother shhh does happen. I also did not like that Vera was very inmature for her 23 years. She was like a broken bird that needed rescuing? But I was not sure because she was portrait bad ass but with absolutelly no back bone. She could not hold her life together. I think Mateo and Vera found each other at a very important aspect of their lives. They were both lost souls that needed rescuing. For Mateo, he found his ESTRELLA! Lived the nickname. I wish we had Mateo's POV as well because there were a parts that I could not understand unless we had insight of his head and heart. And brokevmy heart to pieces a few times. There is a HEA which is a must when I read. The epilogue was short and sweet. The story was different, compelling and addictive. And I wanted to read more. Needed more because I thought after the author did an outstanding job of writing such detail, the ending was too quick and it did not convience my heart that they were going to make it and be totally okay. Overall, this IS one of those books that stays with you after reading it. So..... SI.....I LOVED IT <3
Solmarie More than 1 year ago
Vera Miles is a rebel. A follower of the stars. A dreamer. Never living up to the expectations of her family she does what she wants. That includes lots of tattoos and piercings and living her life on her own terms. She decides that instead of an internship for the summer she is going to Spain to teach conversational English to business men and woman. She expected lots of things from her trip. Making friends, some fun in the sun, excellent food and wine were all on her list. Falling in love was not. Especially with a married man. Mateo Casalles is everything Vera thought she would never want. A former soccer star, he was handsome beyond belief. His personality drew her in like a bee to honey. But she resisted as hard as she could. Because.... he was married. She would not be a home wrecker.  Mateo was an interesting character. I feel in love with his easy charm and determination to get to know Vera better. He didn't see her as a freak or something strange, he loved her individuality from the start. It's what drew him in even when he knew better.  I will admit that I had some mixed feelings about them together. The whole affair things was daunting. Seeing the turmoil that they both experienced because of their love made me sad. But it is true what they say... Life isn't fair. And sometimes love IS enough. I can't say enough how much I truly loved this book. 
ignite_the_page More than 1 year ago
Love, in English is pure unparalleled penmanship. Karina Halle was able to evoke feelings with extreme passion. I was the villain, the reject, the hater, the innocent, and the star. This is forbidden love done so right. When I think of epic love, I will think of Vera &amp; Mateo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot and I can say this is one of the best romance novels I've read in a long time. What Vera and Mateo had was so real and so beautifully written I'm impressed with this author. If you want to fall in love..... read this novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Karinas books and when I found out she was doing a basic romance novel (no zombies, no ghosts, no hot steamy sex scenes like usual, no drugs.) I was disappointed. I started reading L.I.E and I couldn't put the book down. It's an emotional roller coaster. It has you crying and laughing. This book will have you going on multiple bathroom breaks when your at work just to read a couple of pages. Karina Halle doesn't dissapoint. She's an amazing writer and can't wait for dirty angels. DIEZ ESTRELLAS. I give love in english 10 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've decided that I'm goin to Spain after reading this book. I want the passion this book offered fr Spain. I want my own Mateo! Love this book! Read it. Give it a shot.
Bronxgal More than 1 year ago
Great book. I enjoyed it very much and it showed what the true meaning of love really is! A MUST READ.
secortez More than 1 year ago
I gave up everything for you to finish last&rdquo; 5 Super Shiney Estrellas It&rsquo;s of no surprise I am a HUGE Karina Halle fan! I mean come on DEX, Javier&hellip;hello! So I was a little apprehensive with something new. It&rsquo;s her best work they said! How can she top my favorites? Readers when I tell you READ THIS BOOK. Read this book the minute its LIVE I am not kidding. The angst, tension was unfreaking real. GOOD angsty books are hard to come by these days. You know those books where you have to step away to keep your sanity. You need chapter breaks? Your kindle is on the verge of being thrown at someone. This is one of those books. My heart was fluttering, aching, gasping all at the same freaking time. At one point I was scared to turn the page. I had to walk alway to collect my thoughts. My husband laughed at me at one point. &quot;Are those tears, real tears?&quot; &quot;You are crying?&quot; Only a reader would understand this. So yes, this book brough my black heart to tears, many times. Vera I ached for you. LiE resonated with me, I felt it all on soo many levels. We all have a little Vera in each of us. We've all felt that pain before. So while in my angst coma I also fell in love. Love with Vera, Mateo, everyone at Las Palaminos and most importantly Spain. This book may end up costing me 10K because I am so in love with Spain I am planning a vacation in my brain now. Being surrounded by such a beautiful country only intensified my love of this book. The descriptions were vivid, detailed, with each page I felt like I was looking over Vera&rsquo;s beautifully tattooed shoulder. I experienced and saw what she saw. Her pains ripped my heart to the core. Karina sucked me into their world, a world that is sometimes cruel, where you are your own villain, the truth is sometimes hard and of course love. That -- screw the rules, moral lines, soul shattering kind of love. I won&rsquo;t go into great detail on the plot because I want nothing spoiled for you. Keep an open mind. Love knows no bounds. Difficult decisions must be made, but at what cost? Your heart, soul, love? Does Vera have the strength, resolve to cross those forbidden lines? &ldquo;Love makes you an optimist,&rdquo; &ldquo;That is what love is. It is hope for the future. Love doesn&rsquo;t want you to lose faith, to view the world darkly, to have no hope. Love makes you believe in the impossible. That is the meaning of the word.&rdquo; I highly recommend this stand alone contemporary romance.&quot;
Cimmaron More than 1 year ago
A MAGNIFICENT &amp; UNFORGETTABLE LOVE STORY! LOVE, IN ENGLISH was a really unforgettable story for me and it has rightfully earned a spot as one of my top reads of 2014. I really hope that Karina continues on writing more stories in this genre because she's done a phenomenal job with Love, in English. I knew she was great at writing thrilling and suspenseful romance but now I know that she's also got the talent to write romance stories that will have you swooning and feeling euphoric. If you love romances that will immerse you in emotions and leave you breathless, then you definitely do not want to miss this book. I really don't know how else to gush about it without sounding like a crazed fangirl but this book is amazing and you're really going to do yourself a disservice if you miss out on it.
Ginger-Read-Reviews More than 1 year ago
I need to be upfront with something. I hate adultery in books. I'm not opposed to cheating in books, but adultery is a trigger for me. I don't usually gravitate towards them. Why? Because I think marriage is a truly special thing and its importance has been tarnished over the years. Too often people enter it lightly or don't respect the commitment of it. It is something that aggravates me, but that is just my issue and in no way a judgment on anyone else. That being said, I had some trepidation entering Love, In English. I was afraid I would hate Mateo. Not for being a married man who falls in love with another woman. I don't blame anyone for matters of the heart. But for acting on those feelings, that is what I feared would make me dislike him and never root for him as a love interest. Dislike him for not ending a marriage before starting a relationship with someone else. Again, this is a personal trigger. I could not be more happy to say, I did not hate Mateo. I didn't even ever dislike him. Not even a little. Love, In English isn't a story that focuses on an affair. It's a story that focuses on two lonely people who just happen to find their soulmate in an unlikely place and at an imperfect time. Vera and Mateo don't mean to fall in love. Vera very much fights her feelings, riddled with guilt from the start, when it is just a slight attraction. This is very much a coming of age story for Vera. She finds herself, where she truly belongs and some very hard life lessons. She also learns what it is to love and that love is never, ever an easy thing. Mateo also finds himself. Realizing that the life he leads is anything but fulfilling. He's become complacent with it. His marriage may not be horrible, his life may be comfortable, his career successful, but those things don't equate to happiness. Mateo and Vera's affair is not started up lightly, it isn't frivolous. It is two somewhat empty hearts colliding with the only thing that can fill them up. Because of the feelings they have for one another, Mateo really does try to do the right thing, if maybe a bit late. Falling out of love, however, is just as hard and messy as falling in love. A lesson Mateo and Vera both very much learn in Love, In English. I need to be upfront with something. I hate adultery in books. I'm not opposed to cheating in books, but adultery is a trigger for me. I don't usually gravitate towards them. Why? Because I think marriage is a truly special thing and its importance has been tarnished over the years. Too often people enter it lightly or don't respect the commitment of it. It is something that aggravates me, but that is just my issue and in no way a judgment on anyone else. That being said, I had some trepidation entering Love, In English. I was afraid I would hate Mateo. Not for being a married man who falls in love with another woman. I don't blame anyone for matters of the heart. But for acting on those feelings, that is what I feared would make me dislike him and never root for him as a love interest. Dislike him for not ending a marriage before starting a relationship with someone else. Again, this is a personal trigger. I could not be more happy to say, I did not hate Mateo. I didn't even ever dislike him. Not even a little. Love, In English isn't a story that focuses on the affair. It's a story that focuses on two lonely people who just happen to find their soulmate in an unlikely place and at an imperfect time. Vera and Mateo don't mean to fall in love. Vera very much fights her feelings, riddled with guilt from the start, when it is just a slight attraction. This is very much a coming of age story for Vera. She finds herself, where she truly belongs and some very hard life lessons. She also learns what it is to love and that love is never, ever an easy thing. Mateo also finds himself. Realizing that the life he leads is anything but fulfilling. He's become complacent with it. His marriage may not be horrible, his life may be comfortable, his career successful, but those things don't equate to happiness. Mateo and Vera's affair is not started up lightly, it isn't frivolous. It is two somewhat empty hearts colliding with the only thing that can fill them up. Because of the feelings they have for one another, Mateo really does try to do the right thing, if maybe a bit late. Falling out of love, however, is just as hard and messy as falling in love. A lesson Mateo and Vera both very much learn in Love, In English. I have to say that this is the most emotional and beautiful book Halle has written. She's written great love stories before but there was nothing else to distract you here, no horror, no action. This is all emotions, real and gritty and hard. Applause to Karina Halle for doing two things few have been able to. One, she made me overcome the adultery. Easily, in fact. I was rooting for Mateo and Vera pretty early on. How can you not hope two lost souls find themselves in each other? Two, she made me cry. Three times, in fact. I hope this is a genre she will pick up again in the future, it's a good one for her. I also hope that anyone who is like me, shies away from adultery or cheating, will give this book a shot. It may surprise you. Copy provided for honest review
itsbooksforme More than 1 year ago
I don't even know where to start with this book. I guess I can start with a little background as to why this book means so much to me. I'll try not to give too much away. In this story I am Mateo. I've been him in my own life. I wish I was super awesome and lived in Madrid and a that, but I'm just a normal girl, with normal problems! Karina I don't know how (unless you have been there) but you've really captured this story perfectly. The emotions: lust, guilt, loathing, depression. They're all there, and for me they were very real. I found my love much like Mateo and we have our happily every after. It's hard and unconventional but it's true. THANK YOU for giving it a real voice. I have a real Claudia and guess what? Those things she says are SO true. I just can't express how happy this book made me feel. It was written with such care and openness.  I absolutely love all of your books. Ghosts, demons and zombies alike, but this pierced my heart in a marvelous way! I absolutely love Vera and Mateo and now all I can think about it getting my arse back to Spain, pronto! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I freaking loved this book
SexyVixenReader More than 1 year ago
I can't begin to say how much I loved this book.  Karina took me on an emotional ride and I felt everything Estella and Mateo was going through.  Simply a beautiful book.
Literary_VixenAP More than 1 year ago
Devoured this one in a day. Loved the angst, love, romance, slow burn, guilt, tragedy, conflicts etc... Halle writes real life romance that's actually REAL and it's oh so good. Just the right amount of all ingredients to suck you in and let you lose yourself for a day. Romance is epic, and this story tells it that way spanning weeks of life with Vera Miles, a tattoed twenty-three year old wild child who just wants to go out and see the world by signing up to teach English to business types in Spain who need to learn how to better their conversational English. But these kind of gatherings do things to people, things you'd never expect. What does Vera get? She finds Mateo, a sleek Spanish businessman who makes her heart do funny flips any time she runs into him. But he's a complicated man and she's a wild spirit. How does love work with that? A great escape into the mind of Vera as she tries her best to hold onto herself and her heart when love has other ideas. Definitely a novel worth falling in love with.
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Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books --I'm starting to think that most villains aren't evil--they are just misunderstood. Love, in English reached in and ripped my freaking heart out of my chest and stomped and stomped and stomped on it until I was a messy puddle. It was beautiful, it was heartbreaking, it was passionate, it was torturous, it was funny and it was sort of perfect. --Or victims of that most manipulative force: love. From the start I must admit I was pretty scared of this book. It spells it all out for you in the summary with the he's married bit. That's a whole line that I just never want to cross. I don't want to see it in the real world and I definitely don't want it to be part of the fantasy, the romance, the love stories in these books I love getting lost in. It obviously didn't stop me from reading it, the book has a lot of high reviews and praise so there had to be something here. I was curious as to whether or not this book and these characters could take me to those places and not lose my interest completely. I may only have a few jagged pieces of my shattered heart left over after finishing but the answer is yes, yes it could. --Love causes war and causes death, breaks souls and breaks lives. I did love this book more than I'm sure I'll be able to express but that doesn't mean that it wasn't hard to read. I went through bouts of being disappointed in myself when things were innocent and harmless and internally I would think about how all I wanted was for one of them to make a move and steal a kiss or something. It was a very confusing feeling to have had part of me rooting for someone to have an affair. I mean cheating is usually my big no, the thing that I find it nearly impossible to get past and here I was excited by just the idea of something happening with these characters when there wasn't. --It runs people into the ground, makes them behave like moronic, immoral beasts, before it dances off, leaving destruction in its wake--hearts blow wide open for the whole world to see. There was the larger part of me, in the beginning, that wanted to dislike both Vera and Mateo before I even started because the thought of something happening felt so wrong. Then there was this other part of me, that started out sort of small, whose heart nearly beat out of her chest every time they spent time together, scheduled or voluntarily, in anticipation of all the what ifs. Slowly as I read on that part grew larger and larger and started to take over. --I might have been the villain of my own story. But I was the hero, too. I loved both Vera and Mateo deeply. They were so complex and kept me guessing as to how they were going to react to everything they came up against throughout the whole book. Vera's growth from beginning to end was just perfect. I had so much respect for her in the end and how she tried to deal with the consequences from the choices she made. She was a lot tougher than I would have been that's for sure. --My heart did a funny little flip. Damn his accent. And eyes. And everything. And Mateo, ay Dios m&iacute;o muy caliente! (If I got that wrong I apologize it's been too many years since high school so my Spanish is a little lot rusty haha!) I suppose I went into this book with the assumptions that he was going to be this slimy, sleazy guy trying to get into the younger, and probably more vulnerable, girl's pants. Well you know what they say about assumptions. You can't help but to fall for this guy. He's charming and sweet and powerful and passionate. And if all that's not enough...He's. From. Spain! You can't tell me that's not sexy. --Love, that ultimate villainess. She makes examples of us all. And yet we still come back for more. I am so glad that I let the reviews sway me on this one. It truly is heartbreaking and beautiful. It's not an easy love story, it's messy. It will lift you up to some extreme highs and it will pull you down to some really low lows only to turn around and bring you back up again. I enjoyed every minute of it. Even when my heart was breaking. I can't wait to pick up Love, in Spanish, I definitely need more Mateo in my life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everything about this book. I was completely sucked into this beautiful love story. So well written, I absolutely loved all the characters and the storyline. Very emotional read, I laughed and cried through the whole story, I was a mess. Highly recommend this.
ValleyoftheBookDoll More than 1 year ago
There are very few readers that will pick up a book where the main characters commit adultery. Unfortunately for them, they&rsquo;re missing out on a pretty heartbreaking yet beautiful story.  Usually, Karina Halle&rsquo;s are wild and chaotic with twists and turns. LIE however is not one of her typical novels. It contains no crazy plot, but instead is a quite realistic view on cheating. Rather than seeing the usual story play out, we are looking at it through the eyes of &ldquo;the other woman&rdquo;. This is in no way a glorified story about cheating. Vera very much doubts herself and her actions, as does Mateo, the adulterer.  I won&rsquo;t be giving a summarized version of the plot as per usual, because again this novel has a basic plot that would give the entire story away. I recommend just going in head first without reading any reviews or at the very least just a couple. If you&rsquo;re okay with the cheating, that is.  This is a story that you need to start blindly and just give it a chance. Read and feel the character&rsquo;s emotions and keep an open mind.  While Vera and Mateo may not have gone about it the right way, the heart wants what the heart wants. It is not a fling, but it is a real and deep romance.  I would highly encourage everyone to at least give these two characters a chance. I believe Karina Halle gave them a painful experience to endure with important life lessons. Despite having one another and true love, life is still not easy for them.