Published by Self-Published on 02/28/2016
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?
I read this book on a whim after seeing a couple of book friends swooning over it on Goodreads. I didn’t even bother to read the synopsis. I impulsively twitched my One-Click finger and dove in. And I’m so glad I did.
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me started off slow but before I knew it, I couldn’t put it down. I was skeptical of Aiden in the beginning, he was stand-offish and borderline rude. There wasn’t a whole lot there to like in the beginning. But he slowly won me over.
There is slow burn, and then there is this book. Talk about a sloooowwww burn. Aiden and Vanessa take their time, but the journey is sweet and it makes the inevitable combustion so worth it. Their story is one that I won’t soon forget.
This was the shortest long book I’ve ever read. It clocks in at a whopping six hundred seventy-three pages, but it felt more like two hundred seventy-three. And I gobbled it right up. This was my first book by Mariana Zapata but it definitely won’t be the last. I’m not sure what it is about her writing style, but it kept this difficult-to-entertain reader fully engaged. I am so impressed at how quickly I read this monster of a book without it feeling like work. Reading lately has been a chore for me, and Zapata made it a joy again.
I am kind of curious about some of the supporting and periphery characters. I was kind of surprised to discover that there wasn’t a sequel or spin-off featuring one of these characters, but I can hope for one.