One Year Ago in Spain

Evelyn Skye

Del Rey, 2024

Agent: Thao Le

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 a perfect love to complete it, until fate pushes Matías de León into her path. Matías is a Spanish artist who is 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, however, Claire begins to question everything about their relationship. How can they possibly work long-term when they’re so different? Might it be best to end it before they are both in too deep?

Then tragedy strikes while Matías is visiting family, leaving him gravely wounded in a Madrid hospital. And when Claire drops everything to race to his side, she finds she is 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 brought them together once do so again?


“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!” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood

“A sumptuous love story full of what-ifs and second chances.” —Julie Soto, USA Today bestselling author of Forget Me Not

“Effervescent and romantic, a novel that gives hope and credence to the concept of ‘ever after.’” —Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of When Jasmine Blooms

“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