Love Words from Aaron to Catalina- The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

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.

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Love Words from Aaron to Catalina

This is Aaron and Lina’s first Valentines together. It would fall somewhere in between the last chapter of TSLD and its epilogue 🙂


I know you’re pretending to read my Valentine’s note for the first time. You’re standing in front of me, cheeks flushed and hanging on to your best poker face. You can keep it up a little longer if it will make you happy. I’ll wait. Even with that stubborn frown, you’re still the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

Ah. There it is, that smile I love so much.

It’s okay, baby. I know you read my first note weeks ago. I knew you would search my drawers for it after you caught me writing it. You cleared your throat and shook your keys to give me time to hide it, but I knew better. I know the woman I love. That’s why I decided to write you a new one. To catch you off guard.

You think we’re staying in tonight. That I’m lighting candles, opening a bottle of the Spanish wine we brought to New York and cooking for you. That’s why you knew to wear those loose jeans you find so comfortable and secretly drive me crazy.

We’re not staying home.

Once, you bought yourself a date with me. You fought tooth and nail for it. That night, I realized I was helpless where you were concerned. Defenseless. So I promised myself that I’d do anything in my power to take you on it. To take you on as many dates as you’d ever want. To give you anything you’d ever need.

And I’m a man of my word.

That’s why I’m not cooking for you tonight. I have every other night to do that. Tonight, I’m giving you what I promised you six months ago.

Tonight, we are going on a date at the dog shelter.

So leave those comfy jeans on.

And now, let me see that big smile again, baby. Let me kiss it. Cherish it. Treasure it as much as I treasure you. Let me fight every day for a new one.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Catalina. The first of a lifetime of them.



About the Author

Elena Armas is a Spanish writer, a self confessed hopeless romantic, and much to Mr. B’s dismay, a proud book hoarder. After years of devouring HEAs and talking––okay fine, yelling––nonstop about them, she has finally taken the leap and decided to create some of her own.

She hopes these stories make your heart skip a beat or two, your palms a little sweaty, and your cheeks flush in that rosy pink that makes other people want to peek at the page you are reading.









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