Waiting on Wednesday: Love, in English by Karina Halle

waiting on wednesday


Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I’m dying to read Love, in English by Karina Halle! Like DYING!!!  I’m not sure what it is about forbidden romance that gets me crazy excited with anticipation but it does.

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Now keep in mind, not every author can write a story that is more or less taboo and could be somewhat controversial but since I’ve read a few books by Karina Halle, I have no doubt this book will exceed all my expectations. *fingers crossed*

love in englishFrom goodreads: 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.


Expected Release Date: 4/22/2014

Now that you know what the general gist of what this story is about, it won’t appeal to everyone and so, I thought it might be good to recommend a few books that aren’t quite as scandalous as Love, In English.  The Artist Trilogy was absolutely fantastic, think Martin Scorsese meets Quentin Tarantino. If you’re a fan of zombies (think Walking Dead), you’ll love Donners of the Dead. And you’re welcome! ;)  I’ve never read the Experiment in Terror Series but everyone says I’m missing out!

sins and needles   donners of the dead  dark house




    • Cristina says

      I’ve been dying for this book Tanja! I have yet to read her EiT Series but I think I keep putting it off because it’s a little scary or so I’ve heard! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

    • Cristina says

      I KNOW…this book is going to be amazing! I loved The Artists Trilogy and Donners of the Dead but I loved TAT Series more, so good. We don’t have much longer to wait for Love, in English! *doing the happy dance* :)

    • Cristina says

      I’m hoping that all the anticipation I have pays off, although I don’t think Karina Halle will disappoint. Two weeks and counting! Thanks for stopping by Doris! ;)

  1. says

    This sounds interesting, certainly a different kind of forbidden romance than I was expecting. Honestly, I was thinking about they have family obligations or are enemies of each other or something like that. So this whole 35, 23 thing took me by surprise. I might try it out though :)

    • Cristina says

      Hi Angel!!! There are so many factors involved in this story but I’m trying not to get overly excited in to avoid any potential disappointment! LOL ;) Thanks for stopping by.

  2. says

    I have Dark House! I need to start reading this author books, all the reviews I’ve been reading has been really good! Especially the experiments in terror series :)

    • Cristina says

      I’m a real chicken when it comes to the EiT series. I have most of them on my kindle and I simply chicken out because I think it’s going to be super scary! Ugh…I need to put on my big girl panties and just get on with it! LOL ;)

    • Cristina says

      I think you will really enjoy Karina’s writing. The Experiment in Terror Series is by far her most popular. Everyone loves it and there’s a really scary element to it or so I’ve been told. But I am a huge fan of the The Artists Trilogy Series and even though I had some issues with Donners of the Dead, I thought it was pretty good too. :)

  3. says

    o_O so basically it’s a book about cheating? :( I liked some books by Karina Halle (at least the first 2 of her Experiment in Terror series… I’ve yet to try Sins and needles) so I hoped to read her new one too but I didn’t know it was about a single woman and a married guy! Some forbidden romances are cool, but I don’t know if I can swallow this one >__< I will have to wait for reviews first before I consider it.

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

    • Cristina says

      Cheating is always a tough topic and I suppose that’s why the author was worried about the controversy it might have on her fans and new readers. But I like anything that might be a little controversial and if it gets to a point where it’s offensive…I will just stop reading. I will keep you posted Faye! ;)

  4. says

    Hmmm . . . I’ll have to wait an see what you think about this one, b/c yes, I too love forbidden romances, but typically not of the one-or-more-MCs-is-married variety. BUT I’ll keep an open-mind ;) Goodness knows if anyone can pull it off, it’s Halle.

    • Cristina says

      I know what you mean but I have to believe there’s a compelling reason (if one even exists) and I hope I’m not wrong. I will take one for the team and let everyone know what my vote is! ;)

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