My Shelf Monday: Love in English
I’ve been doing lots of reading…but not the kind I can share here (yet!) I’ve gotten my hot little hands on an absolute deluge of beta copies, critiques, and early work from my friends. It is awesome for me, but less awesome for you, since I can’t exactly share unpublished books!
However! (You knew there was more to this than bragging about all the cool books I get to read, right?!?!) I did go to Book Bash last week and came home with a haul of new and exciting stuff to read. The first one I’m cracking open is “Love, in English” by Karina Halle. I have heard great things about this book and the description has be chomping at the bit! Check it out:
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.
I have no idea what to expect, other than the unexpected and a really good time! I have a massive girl-crush on Karina Halle and I’m always excited to read her stuff. Have any of you read it yet? What did you think? If you haven’t, grab a copy ($3.99) and read along with me!