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Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata
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3.25 stars.

Dear Mariana,
I just finished Aaron's and Ruby's story.
I'm sorry while I still enjoyed the reading, I couldn't love their story as much as your previous books.

I found myself yawning few times, also the plot kind of overused, especially for me, someone who hunts fanfic for fabulous stories sometimes.
I knew you were there too, remember Departures by The Fic Chic? https://theficchick.wordpress.com/com...

Yeah, that one! That's my fav for this type of story and the opening is more original, also its ending was good not ruthless like your Dear Aaron.

What was happening Mariana? Did your editor asked you to cut 150 pages from your usual thick pages story? Because this abrupt end is really not cool. I would love to see this story divided into 3 part, before they met, when they met and after together. You just cut the 'after together' part where usually the exciting bit appeared:( and jump into that not so fun epilogue, sigh 😔.

But you know what most disappointed Mariana?
I didn't expected these type of characters in your book. I get used with your strong heroine and grumpy sore bear but loveable hero.

Ruby's kindness is a bit too much, she sounds weak and pushover type of a girl also her insecurities is very painful to read:( and Aaron? He just too perfect and he sounds a rather boring guy to me..

Oh well, I still your #1 fan Mariana but I hope you will give us back your grumpy but loveable hero and a strong heroine again in your next book.

Sincerely yours,
A girl who need her sleeping badly.
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Reading Progress

June 11, 2017 – Started Reading
June 11, 2017 – Shelved
June 11, 2017 –
2.0%
June 11, 2017 –
12.0% "From his emails, he sounds like a very nice guy!:)
Not a grumpy one this time?"
June 11, 2017 –
48.0% "Not saying anything, it can be a spoiler! 😘"
June 11, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary
June 11, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 12, 2017 – Shelved as: kindle-unlimited
August 15, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read

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message 1: by Mo (new) - added it

Mo Oh dear! Kulti set the bar way too high for me with this author. Read two more of her books and both were disappointing.


message 2: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Mo wrote: "Oh dear! Kulti set the bar way too high for me with this author. Read two more of her books and both were disappointing."

This is my first disappointed from her Maura but I hope she still write more better books in the future. She still young I think:)


♥Sharon♥ Sorry this was a let down. Great review Ira!!


message 4: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira ♥Sharon♥ wrote: "Sorry this was a let down. Great review Ira!!"

Thank you Sharon:)
It's not bad but I find this one pretty boring compared to her previous books.


message 5: by Mou (new)

Mou Well, I thought if your review is good then I will give it a try but now maybe not...


message 6: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Mou wrote: "Well, I thought if your review is good then I will give it a try but now maybe not..."

Not her best book but if you like sweet hero who doesn't belittle the heroine's insecurity, you probably will love this book.

I just read too many story like this.


message 7: by Mo (new) - added it

Mo Dear Ira, nice review. I think I might be a bit disappointed in this one too. Will wait a bit to try it and check out some more reviews.


message 8: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Mo wrote: "Dear Ira, nice review. I think I might be a bit disappointed in this one too. Will wait a bit to try it and check out some more reviews."

Thank you Maura, btw this book on Kindle Unlimited:)


Alex ♈ Excellent review, Ira!


message 10: by Bubu (new)

Bubu I'm sorry this wasn't as good as you'd hoped, Ira. I know this author is very popular but I couldn't really get into her style. Probably the combo of slow burn and one PoV? Not sure


message 11: by Mou (new)

Mou Ira wrote: "Mou wrote: "Well, I thought if your review is good then I will give it a try but now maybe not..."

Not her best book but if you like sweet hero who doesn't belittle the heroine's insecurity, you p..."


Well, I think I will skip this one.


message 12: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Alex wrote: "Excellent review, Ira!"

Thank you Alex:)


message 13: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Bubu wrote: "I'm sorry this wasn't as good as you'd hoped, Ira. I know this author is very popular but I couldn't really get into her style. Probably the combo of slow burn and one PoV? Not sure"

Thank you Bubu:)
Yes, for some readers her slow burn a little bit too much but I didn't have problem with that until now.


message 14: by Ann Lou (new)

Ann Lou Great review! I love Mariana and her slow burn stories but I hear not so good things about this. Still thinking of reading it or not. Maybe not? I don't want to be disappointed in Mariana. Hehe


message 15: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Ann Lou wrote: "Great review! I love Mariana and her slow burn stories but I hear not so good things about this. Still thinking of reading it or not. Maybe not? I don't want to be disappointed in Mariana. Hehe"

Thank you:)
I won't say is bad, to compare with other similar books like this out there she still one of the best. But we put a certain standard for her work and characters, when she didn't deliver, we are all upset!

But honestly, with few yawns and skim, I still couldn't stop read it until I finished and got mad after that, lol.

Give it a try, this book free on KU anyway:)


message 16: by Bubu (new)

Bubu Ira wrote: "Bubu wrote: "I'm sorry this wasn't as good as you'd hoped, Ira. I know this author is very popular but I couldn't really get into her style. Probably the combo of slow burn and one PoV? Not sure"

..."



I don't mind slow burn at all. I think it was the combo of 1st person PoV that didn't work for me.


message 17: by Jan (new)

Jan  Sorry you were left disappointed :(
Terrific review, Ira! :)


message 18: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Bubu wrote: "Ira wrote: "Bubu wrote: "I'm sorry this wasn't as good as you'd hoped, Ira. I know this author is very popular but I couldn't really get into her style. Probably the combo of slow burn and one PoV?..."

Yes, it's better if we knew what he is thinking about, but you're right, all MZ only have a single PoV.


message 19: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Jan wrote: "Sorry you were left disappointed :(
Terrific review, Ira! :)"


Thank you Jan:)
A little bit disappointed but I finished the book, because MZ is a good writer, her story flowing nicely even with all grumpy feel I had toward, mostly the heroine. I still continue read it and wanted to know everything! Lol.


message 20: by Jan (new)

Jan  Ira wrote: "Jan wrote: "Sorry you were left disappointed :(
Terrific review, Ira! :)"

Thank you Jan:)
A little bit disappointed but I finished the book, because MZ is a good writer, her story flowing nicely e..."


I know what she is capable of :)
I loved The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata and Kulti by Mariana Zapata .
I'll give this one a free pass. ;-)


message 21: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Jan wrote: "Ira wrote: "Jan wrote: "Sorry you were left disappointed :(
Terrific review, Ira! :)"

Thank you Jan:)
A little bit disappointed but I finished the book, because MZ is a good writer, her story flow..."


That's ok, you won't miss anything!:) 😘


Umaiya ✨Insignificant September✨ Love the review, Ira! I just finished it myself and I agree completely! The end was just chopped off! KInda disappointed but not disappointed cause it's still Mariana Zapata *shrugs* Oh and I'm linking your review in mine, hope you don't mind!


message 23: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡ wrote: "Love the review, Ira! I just finished it myself and I agree completely! The end was just chopped off! KInda disappointed but not disappointed cause it's still Mariana Zapata *shrugs* Oh and I'm lin..."

Thank you Umaiya, and of course I don't mind if you linked my review, that's just lovely of you, thank you:)

And yes, a bad MZ's book still better than too many miserable similar books from other authors out there.


Umaiya ✨Insignificant September✨ Ira wrote: "Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡ wrote: "Love the review, Ira! I just finished it myself and I agree completely! The end was just chopped off! KInda disappointed but not disappointed cause it's still Mari..."

Thank you! and yep-yep I hear ya!


message 25: by m (new) - rated it 4 stars

m For some reason, I -not a lover of slow burns- loved this one. I also never ever post anything on here- it's simply my 'read books external drive' and a place to occasionally read others' reviews. In perusing yours I saw a link to Departures. Another never for me- reading fan fic. But, your review was so well written even though not the same position as mine that I was intrigued.
Holy s@!$balls, OP, I don't have the words to thank you. I am so story hungover. Suffice it to say, now I get your comparison. Thank you from the bottom of bookwormy heart.


message 26: by Ira (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira m wrote: "For some reason, I -not a lover of slow burns- loved this one. I also never ever post anything on here- it's simply my 'read books external drive' and a place to occasionally read others' reviews. ..."

You are welcome:)

Departures wrote by someone who should publish her story but never wanted to. There are few like that on Fanfic, I asked them sometimes why they don't want to publish their book. Mostly because they have a good job, this writing stuff is their hobby and many of their family don't know about it and they wanted to keep it that way:)

I'm glad you enjoyed The Fic Chic Story too:)


message 27: by m (new) - rated it 4 stars

m If you have any other fan fic reccs, I'd love them!


message 28: by Ira (last edited Jun 19, 2017 01:51PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ira m wrote: "If you have any other fan fic reccs, I'd love them!"

Oh, I want to ask you from my previous reply but I'm not sure will be welcome but since you ask 😉

Here some my fav stories,
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9016564/...
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11041506...
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510042...
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8615680/...
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6253744/...
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069478/...
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8263906/...

Did you like The Contract by Melanie Moreland? She still active on fanfic and wrote plenty cute stories:)
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1986894/...

And here some of my Fav authors there,
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1914450/...
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1930561/...
https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1965286/...

I have hundreds in my fav stories and 47 fav authors there, the problem is I probably only read around 40% of those, the rest I wanted to read but I don't have time to do it yet.

So, here my account, if you interested in any story and wanted to know if I already read it and any good, just drop me a message:)

https://www.fanfiction.net/~nurigirl05


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