Review: Hands Down by Mariana Zapata

Hands Down by Mariana Zapata

Title:  Hands Down

Author: Mariana Zapata 

Pages: 529

2 stars out of 5
2 stars – it was ok

Well this book was not what I was expecting. So I didn’t love this book which really surprised me. I loved The Wall of Winnipeg and reread it this week in preparation for this book. I actually prefer Zac in the other book.

So I felt like this story didn’t go anywhere. The majority of this book is Brenna and Zac rehashing the same conversation multiple times or Brenna constantly thinking about Zac. I ended up skimming a lot of her internal monologues about Zac.  Also I felt like they were just in the friend zone the whole time. Nothing about Zac’s actions to me said he was falling in love with her. 

My biggest issue with this book though was that he called her “kiddo” all the time! Why would anyone think this would be an ok nickname. Everytime it came out of his mouth it instantly annoyed me and made me think he viewed her as a younger sister.  The constant usage of “kiddo” really killed the whole mood of this book for me and made it really hard for me to view these two as a couple.

Overall, this was just an ok read. I did love The Lazy Baker and I wish there had been more about it. 

Goodreads / Amazon

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