Love, In Spanish is the sequel to Karina Halle’s Love, In English and it’s told from Mateo’s point of view. It’s not a retelling but a continuation of Mateo and Vera’s story.
The companion to the highly emotional, scandalous and USA Today Bestselling love story – LOVE, IN ENGLISH – is finally here! Love, in Spanish is a Love, in English follow-up novel told from Mateo Casalles’ POV. While Love, in Spanish touches on some events that happened in LIE (you know the ones!) it is a whole new story set a year later that continues with Vera and Mateo’s “happily ever after.”
Note: It should be read after Love, in English and it is mostly new material (aka not just rehash of LIE).
“She sat beside me on the bus – and she changed my whole life.”
Successful, wealthy and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world.
That was until Vera Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall in love with and the two lost souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave consequences.
Now with Mateo divorced and living in Madrid with Vera, there is a whole new set of challenges and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed relationship.
Unfortunately for them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn.
The first book in this series was an emotional roller coaster and seeing the hardships of their relationship from Mateo’s perspective is very interesting, because you get the older man falling for a younger woman perspective. However, because it was told from his older (and more boring) point of view, the book lacked the same spice and passion.
I liked hearing what happened between them, but the book itself was too mundane day-to-day stuff. I wasn’t a fan of the mama drama stuff (however, that was probably very realistic). Mateo is still a nice sweet guy and I’m glad that him and Vera get a happy ever after, but it wasn’t on par with the first book.
STARS: 3.5 out of 5