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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  19,378 ratings  ·  1,819 reviews
Librarian's note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B013M3IUSU.

Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn't know. "My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn."

When twenty-five
Kindle Edition, 500 pages
Published August 2017 (first published February 8th 2012)
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5 stars!!!

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When I first read the blurb for Lingus, I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not, so even though I had it sitting on my kindle, I never took the plunge. A few weeks a ago, a friend told me it was her favorite Mariana Zapata book so I figured I’d give it a try. I was so glad I did! OMG this book was so much fun to listen to! The narrator that reads Zapata’s books is truly fantastic. This story was different than some of the others, but no less amazing!
“My name is Kat Berger, and
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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This book made me so angry that I took an ice cream break after finishing it so my review wouldn't consist entirely of angry swear words. How does this problematic, awful book have the following that it does? I picked it up because I find the adult entertainment industry fascinating. I've read Asa Akira's memoir, and watched several interviews with big name porn actors, including Cracked's 4 Surprising Downsides to Being a Porn Star ,
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Nareh
4.5 stars!!!

"I'd do this all over again a hundred times as long as I met you in the end."

Well I learned a valuable lesson. When my friend Nareh recommends me a book, I shouldn't wait 2 years to read the dang thing! Because I flippin loved this gem of a book and I'm genuinely shocked that more of my book friends haven't read it! Like the bloody diamond in the rough this book is.

Kat Berger is dragged (willingly) to a porn convention by her best friend. There she meets Tristan, an attractive
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“You need some cock in your life, and he knows what he’s doing!”

Mariana Zapata is an author who has popped up on my feed every now and again ever since I joined GR. Unfortunately, the porny librarian has not yet stocked any of her titles. When I saw this one shining like a beacon over on Amazon for a measly buck, I one-clicked that sumbitch lickity split. The other morning I started reading it while waiting for my morning fix to co
4.5 Mag & Goldie Stars

This perfect looking person who caught me pulling my underwear out of my ass, called me a gold digger, walked me to the bathroom, referred to the bat signal for assistance, ate a hot dog with me, and said he enjoyed meeting me was a freaking porn star.

I'm kicking my own butt for not reading Lingus sooner. I thought I'd learned my lesson after the 5 star awesomeness that is Wall of Winepeg but apparently being a dumbass comes all too easily to me.

Marianna Zapata is the new
4.5 Stars

So here's the thing; I actually came on here to post about the bitchin extra scenes done in Tristan's POV I just read. Much to my surprise, I soon realized I'd read and never rated this book.

In case you're wondering, I loved it and it served as a most righteous comfort re-read for me today.

The link to more Tristan awesomeness? Here you go:

Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
“What the fuck was wrong with me, I wondered. I wished there was a version of Pepto Bismol for verbal diarrhea, because I'd invest in it.”
You and me both, dear Kat; I know people that desperately need this.
Verbal diarrhea

The first line of the book makes another excellent quote to start describing the plot.
"Kat! Look at this!" my best friend squealed, turning around, holding a huge glass dildo in her hand. Oh, my God. How did I ever let her drag me to a fucking porn convention?

And so Katherine (Kat) Berger end
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, new-adult
I have heard nothing but amazing things about Mariana Zapata’s books and I have been wanting to read one of her books for a long time. Am I kicking myself for not trying this author sooner? I don’t think I could have kicked myself any harder. I loved Lingus! So much! It was unique, sweet and so funny.

Kat and her best friend are at an adult film convention. She can’t believe that she’s really there, but she’s determined to meet her favorite actor. While her best friend is waiting to meet another
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
"My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn."

As soon as I saw this, I was like okay I just HAVE to read this. Apparently this a story where the girl falls for a pornstar and I got sooo excited. My inner pervert was screaming in delight ! XD yesss I'm ready for those smexy times gimme gimmee xDD


Unfortunately I didn't make it very far.. At first the the MC and her BFF go to a porn convention and she's like "there is nothing wrong with sex or porn and no reason to be ashsmed" and I was like yesss
Stacey is Sassy
A total crack up

This was a lot funnier than I thought it would be. I have had Lingus on my radar for a long time but was hesitant. How was the author going to convince me that a porn star hero could be the right man for the heroine? Well, I struggled a couple of times but found that with Tristan, there really was no question. He was a good man who just happened to have a lot of PAST experience.

The narrator does a fantastic job and I found it extremely easy to listen to. I had no issues with her

It hurts me more than it hurts this book to be rating it this low.

I can't even express how disappointed I am right now.



Starting this book at 12 AM on a weeknight, because it's okay. I never liked sleep that much anyway. *cries*

So happy to buddy read this book with the lovely Rachelle, who is as big of a fan of Mariana Zapata as I am.


I can't wait to read this!

Just as soon as I finish the other Mariana Zapata book I'm currently reading. 😁
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
I'm going to break down what I did and didn't like here because I'm finding this one hard to rate.

●The writing - as always this author does a great job slowly building a friendship into love. She shows that you can still have that combustible passion even when theres been a slow buildup to it.

●Tristan. He was sexy and adorable. I liked how honest he was. He knew trying to have a relationship was near impossible while he was still active in the porn industry. And I never learnt WHY he choose to m
• Jodi Bibliophile •
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
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"You're my favorite person in the world"

How does she do it?

Seriously, how the fuck does this woman do it?


I’ve literally had one of the best times EVER with this book.

I had to cup myself a few times from the fear of peeing.

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when before I went into this.

I thought ‘hey, the girl loves some porn, this should be good’ – Fuck if it wasn’t so much more than that.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a thousand times, Mariana writes the BEST
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
Well, The queen of the slow-burn does it again.


**** 4 Seductive Lip Bites ****

After reading the blurb forever-ago, I thought this would just be the one Mariana Zapata book I wouldn't read.
I didn't think I could get into the whole porn star aspect of this book.
But, I was in the mood for some of that serious slow-burn sexual tension that Zapata is known for.
Woohoo... Hot damn... What a pleasant surprise I found in this book.
She made it work.
I'm telling ya, I don't know how she does it,
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Lau Novas
*3.5 stars

"You're my favorite person in the world, Kat. I could never forget about you."

Lingus is a strangers-to-friends-to-lovers romance between a sassy heroine and a porn star. Funny, sweet and light, Mariana Zapata’s debut novel was a bit different from her current writing style. Even though it’s not as flawless as her following books, it was still an enjoyable reading.

"I heard my parents having sex once. I was traumatized for life," I offered him, like a moron. If I could have pun

4 LINGUS stars

"My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn."

Now, that should be interesting...

oh yeah I think it's gonna be very interesting...

gotta love this gif...

and it was interesting, as I love the way this author writes, and I love the way she developes the story and builds the characters through it, but I liked it, i didn't love it.

so it was funny, sweet, and it had a nice follow up from "friends to lovers" story but I had a feeling that some things were left unsaid and I just kinda felt that
✰ Liz ✰
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
"No one I'd ever met made me feel a fraction of what he did. No one"

Lingus is another Mariana Zapata winning read! Katherine Berger, an elementary teacher, has always lived vicariously through her adventurous friends. When she tags along to a porn convention, she meets the man that would become the love of her life! Tristan and Kat become instant friends and when Kat discovers that Tristan is actually a famous porn star known as Robby Lingus, she is completely shocked! Although Tristan has a
Wendys Wycked Words
This was an oke read for me. It was funny, but unfortunately, after reading Kulti, it kind of fell flat for me. I was hoping for another awesome heroine, and eventhough this heroine wasn't too bad, she still managed to annoy me. She was nowhere near the awesomeness that was Salome :(

There were a few things that bothered me.

This is about three girlfriends visiting a porn convention. Well, two girls really because one of the friends, Zoë, is there because she actually is a girl on girl pornstar.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, funny
This book was a nice surprise. I never thought I would think a relationship could be so incredibly sweet when one of the couples is a pornstar. It was very well written and handled in such a good way that I didn't hate Tristan at all, even though he was a pornstar. I did feel bad for Kat in the beginning but the ending was one of the sweetest I've read. To top it off, this book was very funny. I enjoyed the personalities of Tristan, Kat and their friends. Amazingly, there was no cheating! Really ...more
Arghhh! I loved this one! Definitely my favourite Mariana Zapata book so far ❤️❤️

P. Dangelico
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laughed my ass off. Unconventionally terrific and re-read worthy. Straight to my favorites list.
Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)

A book about a porn star falling in love? Color me intrigued AS FUCK.

"You're like my moon. Pretty pointless according to other people, but without you, the world is pretty much over. I wouldn't have any stability, there wouldn't be any cool things like tides; if you broke into a million pieces, you'd kill everything on the plant."

So, usually I save 5 stars for books that change my life, which I feel like isn't really possible for a romance. BUT I
Lady Heather
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary romance, funny as hell

Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humour. There was something about her that most people didn't know. "My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn."

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she's both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. T
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
I have never believed in Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy was highly suspect as a child. However, the idea of a fairy godmother, while not remotely realistic, has always appealed to me. Mariana Zapata is like a literary fairy godmother, able to transform the deepest of book slumps into joy simply with strokes on a keyboard. I was in a book Funk with a capital “F” after reading my last book. Zapata worked her magic with Lingus, though, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Kat and Tristan meet at a por
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody who loves a good and sweet romance
Recommended to Kim by: Jessica
This is not my first Zapata book and I'll be honest: If Jessica hadn't slapped the book in my face screaming READ THIS NOW, I would have avoided this for a very long time.

The author's books are great, don't get me wrong, but most of them seem to be so slow on the romance, you begin to wonder at the 92% mark if there is even any romance coming.

This book, however, was absolutely perfect. I liked Kat and Tristan a lot and the development of their relationship felt real most of the time (one bathroo
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Kat gets dragged along to a porn convention the last thing she thinks she'll find is the guy of her dreams. She's too busy blushing and hoping that she doesn't run into anybody who'll recognise her. But while doing something a little embarrassing, she meets Tristan. A little goofy and a lot gorgeous, they instantly click. That is, until Kat discovers he's actually Robby Lingus, a porn star.

“I was an only child; I didn't know how to share, and I wasn't willing to learn. What was I going
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even though I've only read one (now two) books by Mariana Zapata, she has easily become one of my favorite authors. While I was definitely skeptical going into this one based on the premise, I was excited to dive in!

The last place Kat Berger expected to find herself was at a porn convention. And that was definitely the last place Kat thought she would meet a nice guy she could see herself falling for. But as she is put in the friend zone with a man who is not only beautiful on the outside but o
Dianna ♡ the belle and the book ♡

Lingus is my second read from Mariana Zapata and SHE. 👏🏼 DID. 👏🏼 NOT. 👏🏼 DISAPPOINT!👏🏼
"Did I seriously want to just be someone's last choice? Did I want to be his best friend for the rest of my life? Or have him hang out with me only because I was the only idiot who accepted him for who he was?"

This is another slow-burn romance that started fro
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