October 2, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
The wall of Winnipeg and me by Mariana Zapata
Publisher: Self published
Publication date: February 29th, 2016
Rating: 4 hearts
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?
Another good book from Mariana Zapata, really I love this author, her book are not about sex but about relationship, how they are built and how strong they can be if every person in it is willing to do its best.
In the Wall of Winnipeg and me, the attraction between the two characters is not strong and fast. The love relation between Vanessa and Aiden builds itself slowly and frankly it has a great deal of funny passage there. They have totally different characters and even if for me their mutual attraction was obvious it is not absolutely the case for them.
I love the characters, Vanessa is a great girl, she’s smart, strong and independent. She’s also funny but very insecure. I like her maturity and the fact that she had the strength to take big decision for her life. Aiden is not a man whore, he is very different, he didn’t had a girl since college years, why? Because the only thing who matters for him is his career. I like that and I love him, he’s grumpy and not very cool with Vanessa in the beginning but when he has an idea he’s doing everything to make it happen. They are both independent and the fact that they must live together and learn to know each other is interesting.
I know that a lot of people doesn’t like when there is not sex before 50% of the book, for me it’s not necessary the case and I discover that with Mariana’s books. She has a real talent to writing scenes with tension and not sex. In this book the real thing happens at 95% and I like that because sex is not everything in a relation. I love Mariana’s writing style, there is everything in this book, tension, funny scenes, great characters, good friendship, men you want to hit, men and women you want to love, crazy family and a beautiful love story.
About the author
Mariana Zapata began writing love stories soon after she learned how to spell. She probably shouldn’t admit that she started sneaking romance novels from her aunt’s bookshelves way before she was old enough to even understand what it meant when a man flipped up a woman’s skirt… don’t tell her mom. Luckily, she stuck to stories about princesses and princes for a while.
In her teens, she wrote boy band fanfiction (there’s still a website up somewhere on the internet with those masterpieces), and in her early twenties, she picked it back up again with Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight. Eventually, her significant other finally told her to do what she wanted to do and she began working on her original work. Her novels tend to include potty humor, bodily functions, and bad words.
Mariana lives in a small town called Pagosa Springs, Colorado with her husband/best friend, Chris Letchford, and their two well-beloved (and emotionally manipulative) Great Dane children, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not pretending to write, she’s reading sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk or historical romance novels. You can usually find her harassing her dogs, being a hermit at home or cracking jokes at the expense of her family members.