One Year Ago in Spain
A woman must woo her lover’s soul back into his body to wake him from a coma—or risk losing him forever—in this moving novel from the author of The Hundred Loves of Juliet.
Claire Walker has always had her life in perfect order, including her high-powered job at one of Manhattan’s top corporate law firms. Yet the one thing she cannot seem to find is that perfect love to complete it. Until, at the end of a spectacularly bad date, fate drops Matías de León into her lap. Matías is a Spanish artist who has come to New York from Madrid to pursue his gallery career. He is also everything that Claire is not: free-spirited and creative, chaos to her order. She falls for him, hard—and he for her.
A year later, Matías has planned a big trip to Spain for them, and she knows he is about to propose. But doubts creep in; how can they possibly work long-term when they’re so different? Meanwhile, Claire has just become the lead lawyer on a billion-dollar corporate merger—a job that should finally earn her a coveted partnership at her firm—so she encourages Matías to take the trip on his own, see his friends and family. They will visit Spain together at another time, when maybe her clarity about their relationship will be stronger.
But only days into the trip, a terrible accident leaves Matías in a Madrid hospital and gravely wounded. And when Claire drops everything to race to his side, she finds herself the only one who can see and talk to Matías’s soul, detached from his comatose body. But that soul has no memories of his year in New York, of her, or of their relationship. Claire soon realizes that, in order to lure Matías back to his body, she will have to convince him to fall in love with her all over again. But can lightning strike twice? Can the same magic that once brought them together do so again?
Praise for One Year Ago in Spain
“Evelyn Skye has written an utterly romantic, infinitely lovely story about second chances, opposites complementing each other, and the power of love. Her writing is beautiful, uplifting, and full of heart—every romance reader will adore this novel!”
— Ali Hazelwood, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Evelyn Skye’s One Year Ago in Spain is effervescent and romantic; the whirlwind of Claire and Matías’s love story pulled me in with such ferocity that I still can’t stop thinking about it. A novel that gives hope and credence to the concept of ‘ever after,’ One Year Ago in Spain, much like The Hundred Loves of Juliet, will take your breath away.”
— Tif Marcelo, USA Today Bestselling Author of When Jasmine Blooms
“One Year Ago in Spain is a sumptuous love story full of what-ifs and second chances. With a tour of Madrid plucked from my wildest fantasies, it makes me want to travel with the people I love.”
— Julie Soto, bestselling author of Forget Me Not
“Sparkling with wit and humor, One Year Ago in Spain is the perfect combination of charm and depth. Skye draws you in and keeps you reading until the very last word.”
— Addie Woolridge, author of The Checklist
“One Year Ago in Spain is a feast for the hopeless romantic. Evelyn Skye’s beautiful storytelling reaches for your heart and captures your soul. Sweeping, smart, and utterly magical.”
— Dana Elmendorf, author of In the Hour of Crows