Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan@bookslayereads where each Sunday a standalone book (not part of a series) that I loved or would recommend will be featured!
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This week I want to feature The Wall of Winnipeg by Mariana Zapata. Slow burn at its best!!!!
I don’t have much time to write a review but I loved it so much I have to write something even if it’s not well thought and perfectly phrased.
It’s an atypical sports romance as there’s no romance in the beginning. It starts as a business partnership then evolves in a friendship to morph into something more.
It’s also incredibly hot but astonishly without sex for ages and ages. It’s like Aiden aka The Wall of Winnipeg does not realize Vanessa is a woman for a very long time. That man is so driven and single minded he lives, eats and drinks football and nothing else. He is like one of these zealot monks but way hotter with mountains of muscles and pouty lips.
Vanessa could have walked naked singing Alleluhja he would not have noticed her in the beginning. Well, that’s what I thought… I also loved Van because she came from a very bad family but through sheer will she carved the future she wanted. She busted her @ss and worked really hard to make her dream come true and change her temper. She seemed so level headed and in control that when I learned she was hot headed when younger I was really astonished. That girl had the patience of a Saint! And she needed it with that stubborn man who had zero social skills. He told it like it was, not embarassed to hurt other’s feeling. To say to a girl she did not annoy him and expect she would feel flattered, it says a lot about that hulk of a man!
They both came from bad families, they both wanted to be different from their parents and they both were dedicated to their work. They were made for each other even if they could not see it.
It was a big book (more than 600 pages) that was never boring and I did not want it to end.
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