The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me: 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 even 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?
Review by By Sarah Free
Mariana is the master of the slow build relationship from hatred to tolerance to friends to love. I love everything of hers I’ve read. This book is no different. Also she writes such strong secondary characters that you will want to cry and beg for their stories. (ZAC!) The characters in her stories are very human in flawed and this is no different. There were times I wanted to kick Adrian square in his giant alpha idiot balls but by the end I wanted to hug him and cuddle him myself.
About the Author
Mariana Zapata began writing love stories soon after she learned how to spell. She probably shouldn’t admit that she started sneaking romance novels from her aunt’s bookshelves way before she was old enough to even understand what it meant when a man flipped up a woman’s skirt. (Don’t tell her mom.) Luckily, she learned to love the process of two people falling in love instead of all the other juicy stuff.
Mariana is a native Texan living in a small town in Colorado with her husband and two beloved (and emotionally manipulative) Great Danes, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not pretending to write, she’s reading. You can usually find her burning somewhat edible experiments in the kitchen or cracking jokes at the expense of her family members.