You can't choose who you fall in love with. This was a harsh reality for Vera Miles after she decides to sign up for a month long opportunity in Spain where she would stay at an isolated resort teaching conversational English to businessmen and women.
Covered in tattoos and piercings, Vera has felt lonely and misunderstood her entire life. But this incredible opportunity has introduced many new friendships, and Vera finally feels like she belongs somewhere. It's here where she meets Mateo Casalles, and her life is forever changed. He manages to break down her walls and make his way into her heart. But of course, this book wouldn't be the heartbreaking and emotional read that it is without a very huge element keeping them from being together.
This is a book that deals with a very tough subject - cheating. And I know that a lot of people stay away from books if they know there is any kind of cheating involved in the story. I knew from the beginning that it was a possibility and because of the way this story was told, the beauty of their relationship, and how Karina Halle made me fall in love with both of them so intensely, I was able to keep reading with an open mind. Things happen in life that we can't control and as the saying goes, 'you can't choose who you fall in love with'. Vera and Mateo's story was gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and not at all easy to read. There's is an intense, all-consuming, and beautiful love - one that I will not soon forget.
The age difference between them was never an issue for me. It didn't ever feel like they were that far apart in age by how mature Vera was. My only complaint about this book was it was way too long-winded. I hate filler, and there was a lot in this book.
Not a book I had ever intended on reading, but a fellow book lover recommended it and I'm so glad I picked it up!