Here’s my take on Seduced in Spain by Devika Fernando.
Sometimes all that two people need to make things right is a second chance…
Nine years ago, Alejandro broke Emily’s heart, but a business trip to Spain forces her to be in his company again. Old wounds are reopened and new temptations complicate things even more. When life leaves her no choice, she realizes that sometimes the heart doesn’t listen to the brain. Will Emily win the battle against her forbidden desire and Alejandro’s charm, or will history repeat itself?
The story starts with Emily and Alejandro meeting after 10 long years. Emily – the protagonist of the book – is the narrator. The incidents in the book are viewed from her perspective. The very first incident showed that they had some bitter past and they didn’t end on a happy note back then. The story continues in the present with a glimpse of the backstory of the characters.
The main plot of the story is to give love a second chance. The story revolves around how incidents bring them closer once again. They have their misunderstanding and insecurities but they still survive with each other as mature adults. Would they be able to overcome their misunderstandings and insecurities? Would they end up together? Read the book to know more.
Coming to the book review of Seduced in Spain, it is a beautiful story – brilliantly penned.
The characters are strong, independent, and somewhat relatable. The mundane office activities were interestingly written. Alejandro is described as an alpha male who grabs attention wherever he goes. Whereas Emily is a shy woman with a fierce attitude. She might look like a timid woman but she knows how to stand for herself and come out as a strong independent woman.
Honestly speaking, I could not let go of the book without falling in love with the characters. I loved the concept of finding love at a second chance. I have read many stories revolving around office romance and consequences of long distance relationship but what makes this story different from the rest is the writing style.
The description of Spain is picturesque will make you feel like you are in Spain and all those activities are happening in front of you. Man! I really want to visit Spain someday. The best thing about the book is it gives you all the right feels. Long distance relationships are hard but not impossible. A little trust can do wonders.
I would like to give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.
Even if the book is well written, you may find it a bit extra-detailed at some places which at times could be tiresome to read for someone who doesn’t like minute details. If you have not been to Spain (like me) or have no idea about its culture, either you might have to constantly Google what the author is talking about when she describes a place or an event or imagine your own scenarios with her description. Apart from this, I don’t find anything not worth loving.
To anyone who loves a cliché love story featuring a tall, dark and handsome hero and kinda-damsel-in-distress-female lead, you will love Seduced in Spain. To all the romance lovers: go for it and you won’t be disappointed. At least I wasn’t. It is a must read.
Thank you and regards,