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.
There are authors who are so gifted in their craft that they could be writing about vomit, and it would be the most amazing thing ever. Karina Halle is that kind of author. Her stories pull you in and take a journey through the unexpected. A villain is not a villain and a hero is not a hero, everyone is human and everyone is flawed. That is the beauty of Karina Halle’s writing, nothing is ever black and white. Her books are about the shades of grey in-between, when things get messy and what feels right deep in your gut isn’t always what society perceives as truth. Love, In English is that kind of story. It will mesmerize, and make you re-examine your notions of right and wrong, and what it means to love.
“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.”
Love, In English is the story of Vera and Mateo, two wandering stars whose paths collide and a new universe is born. Vera and Mateo come from two different worlds, however when they meet in a study program in Spain a love that consumes them is born. Their story will consume you. There are passages that will break your heart, that will make you cry about the injustice of fate, of love timing, of life. There are scenes and words that will make you catch your breath because the writing is flawless.
“Because you are my star….You shine brighter than the sun….it is the sun’s absence that makes us fee its power, We know the loss, the beauty and the life that the moon can’t replace. That is why we hang on to each day we are given . That is why I hang on to you.”
This is a story like no other. If you haven’t read something by Karina Halle let Love In English be your introduction to this amazing author. This has book will rock you to your soul.