A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A TikTok sensation, this rom-com about a young woman who agrees to fake date a colleague and bring him to her sister’s wedding has “everything you could want in a romance” (Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author).
Catalina Martín desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. Especially since her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Now everyone she knows—including her ex and his fiancée—will be there and eager to meet him.
She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic and aid in her deception. New York to Spain is no short flight and her raucous family won’t be easy to fool.
Enter Aaron Blackford—her tall, handsome, condescending colleague—who surprisingly offers to step in. She’d rather refuse; never has there been a more aggravating, blood-boiling, and insufferable man.
But Catalina is desperate, and as the wedding draws nearer, Aaron looks like her best option. And she begins to realize he might not be as terrible in the real world as he is at the office.
Armas's debut sizzles with chemistry as two colleagues discover real attraction in their pretend romance. Engineer Catalina "Lina" Mart n's ex, Daniel, is set to be the best man at her sister Isabel's wedding to his brother, Gonzalo, in their native Spain. Desperate to convince her family that she's over their difficult breakup, Lina invents a fictitious boyfriend to be her plus-one. When Aaron Blackford, a coworker at her New York firm, overhears her talking about this dilemma, he offers to play the role. Lina's confused, given their contentious working relationship, but with no other options, she accepts his proposal and agrees to return the favor by posing as his girlfriend at an upcoming charity event. The attraction between Lina and Aaron intensifies as they spend time together in New York and in Spain, and soon the affection they've been faking becomes all too real. The slow-burning romance heats up the pages as Armas's witty, intelligent protagonists reveal their innermost secrets and overcome their past misunderstandings. The Spanish setting and the zany antics of Lina's family only add to the fun. Rom-com fans will be riveted. Agent: Jessica Watterson, Sandra Dijkstra Literary.
Worth the Read but very PG-13
The story was a little slow to start and in my opinion there were too many raunchy details in the final chapter. Overall I did enjoy the book and seeing the growth and internal thoughts of Catalina.
I thought it was a good book overall. It was definitely veeerrry slow going. And then it was a speedy ending. So overall, not bad for a cute romance read if you just want something to take your mind off stuff.
Elena needs to keep writing.