[Review] The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

Title: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
Author: Mariana Zapata
Publication Date: February 28th 2016

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?divider_line (1)Review: This is hands down probably one of the best slow burn romances I have ever read. The beginning of this book has Vanessa gearing up to finally quit the job that has become her life to get out there and start on her dream career. She hates Aiden with everything in her and refuses to be his doormat any longer. I don’t want to say too much, but this book reminded me a lot of the movie The Proposal in some ways.

If you’re looking for a quick romance to whip through with lots of fluff, be warned: this is the slowest burn there is. I still feel too emotionally strung out by it and there were moments I wanted to tear my hear out and shove them together. But by the end it was so satisfying!

Aiden is the strong, silent type and it was so entertaining to see Vanessa getting him all riled up and under his skin. I loved all their little moments, and even though it was a slow start for me (no one warned me about the slow burn) I held on until the end. But I was honestly ready to combust from all the emotional build up and tension.

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