Book Review: Mariana Zapata – “The Wall of Winnipeg and me”

25. August 2020
Flatlay Book cover The wall of Winnipeg and me by Mariana Zapata Book review

Maybe some of you still remember that I already had an active blog a few years ago and posted reviews there. The website no longer exists, but now there is this new one here. My focus is of course on posts about the books I’m currently reading, but I don’t want to withhold my opinion about older books from you. Therefore I will also publish reviews of books I read some years ago, when I think that they are so great that I have to share them with you.

It’s been over four years since I read “The Wall of Winnipeg and me”. For me it was the first book by Mariana Zapata. When I finished it, I immediately downloaded all the other books the author had written up to that point. To make a long story short: “The Wall of Winnipeg and me” is my absolute favorite book ever. I love it and have read it several times because it is just so great. Very entertaining, lovely characters (Vanessa and Aiden) and simply beautifully written. A typical “Slow Burner”, for which Mariana is well known by now. Emotions are built up slowly and it usually takes a little longer until the main actors finally “get” each other.

Here’s the blurb (Link to the book on goodreads):

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?

I love stories with athletes so much – whether football, wrestling, baseball, soccer, I don’t really care. That’s why it wasn’t particularly difficult for me to dive right into the book. A classic case of “I’ll only put the book down when I’m done.” Definitely 5 stars for me!

You can expect to read more about Mariana Zapata’s books here on my blog. She absolutely is one of my Unicorn authors. I have read all her books and as soon as a new one is published, it’s on my Kindle. I don’t have to read the blurb beforehand to know that the book is great. So if you happen to be a fan of Mariana’s books as well, I’d love to hear from you!

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