➦Mariana Zapata certainly knows how to write a slow burn friends to lovers romance and while I enjoyed this one, it’s not going to be on my ‘Zapata favorites’ shelf.
➦I think the premise is pretty interesting – a girl writing to a soldier overseas. They get to know each other through the e-mails and later on chatting online. Marina Zapata builds up the characters through their letters to each other. The problem for me (and to some other people, I imagine) was the format of this repetitive delivery. While I do love character interactions through text/emails/online chats, there’s only so much I can handle until I start thinking thoughts like…
➦About half way into the book the letters finally stop but the characters switch to online chatting. At that point I was just ready for some in-person interaction. But all things aside, I think I didn’t love this novel as much as I was hoping because of the hero. He was very secretive and even by the end of the book he barely shared anything with the heroine. And somehow I was left slightly unsatisfied after finishing the book. *shrug again*
➦If you’re a fan of the slow burn definitely give this one a look. Mariana Zapata is one of my favorite authors and I’m always curious about all her stories. Some books work better than others for me, but I enjoy them all nonetheless!
P.S. I did give this book a sizzler rating due to the fact that it was super slow burn BUT there are explicit sex scenes at the end of the book.