Title: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
Author: Mariana Zapata
Wow. I don’t usually read popular books but something about the blurb got me on this one. I am glad I picked it up because this book was so good. This might be the best slow burn romance novel I have ever read.
Vanessa Mazur finally does the right thing and quits being the personal assistant to football star Aiden Graves. She finally can pursue her dreams and knows that Aiden doesn’t really care for her. Weeks later she is surprised when he shows up asking her to come back and to help him get his residency, by marrying him.
Vanessa seems like a pushover at first but you quickly realize she has been hiding her feelings just so she can pursue her dreams. I really admired her. She was dedicated to starting her own business and does everything she can to get there. She was smart, sassy, and very caring. I loved the slow build of friendship, then love, between these two. It was emotional, exciting, irritating, and perfect. It was all the emotions.
Aiden started out as kind of a jerk who didn’t care about anything but football. That changes as you get to know him and realizes he did actually care about Vanessa when she worked for him. I quite loved this big hunky football player.
Like I said earlier, this is probably the best slow burn romance novel I have ever read. I don’t usually like football romances (prefer hockey ones) but this one really captured my heart. I think I need to read more of Zapata’s books now!