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Sara's Review: Kulti by Mariana Zapata


NARRATOR: Callie Dalton RELEASED: July 28, 2015 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 16 hours and 13 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible


“Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”

When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.

t didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon—why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man that hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive, shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been.

Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know. Or the murderous urges he brought out in her.

“Sal, please don’t make me visit you in jail. Orange isn’t your color.

”This was going to be the longest season of her life. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

Zapata is the queen of the slow burn. Her books have such superb character development and the ones I have read usually start as a hate relationship and then over time turn to love. This is my third novel by Zapata, and this tends to be her formula. But when you get to that ultimate BANG it is so worth the wait. The chemistry is explosive, and you are so invested in the characters you are signing praises that they have finally figured it out. Even though I know nothing about soccer it didn’t matter, the characters are likable, and you get sucked into their lives. Zapata is a phenomenal writer. I love her style, and I loved this book. Oh man when they finally got together, scorching. I listened to it twice! I am giving Kulti 5 Boundless stars, I loved it, excellent story and excellent narration. Zapata is a favorite author of mine.

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