Book Review: The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata

Title: The Best Thing

Author: Mariana Zapata

Pages: 493

Format: Ebook


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Some things are easily forgiven. Other things… not so much.

Lenny DeMaio made herself a promise: she was done.

Done thinking about him.

Done worrying about him.

Done reaching out to a man who clearly didn’t want to be found. 

Too bad no one gave Jonah Collins the memo.

Lemme tell you somethin’

The feels? All of them.

Sweet, funny, and best of all THE SURPRISES! The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata is a whirlwind of emotions. Be sure to have snacks and some tissues because you will need BOTH.

Our girl Lenny is over it. Over caring for assholes. Over trying to contact them. She’s moved on to bigger and better things like managing her grandfather’s gym The DeMaio House. Unfortunately for her, Noah doesn’t seem to get the hint.

Mariana Zapata takes us on another beautiful adventure with a head-strong female and a love-able gentle giant. Lenny definitely is now my favorite of all the female characters we have come across with Mariana and I don’t even feel bad that I said that.

Lenny is self-sacrificing and despite her own feelings on certain things, is able to put them aside for the better outcome. Throughout the novel we see her deal with some pretty intense situations. Situations that had me wondering what I would do in her position. Her character was written with a lot of thought and I felt like I could relate to certain emotions she was feeling although I may not have experienced her situation.

Noah is just…

SO FREAKING SWEET. I love our usual Grumpy Grumps but I melted with Noah. He was patient and understanding. Not to mention, took responsibility for his actions……….such a heart throb! Noah is a good guy without the usual flat character personality some authors write good guys with. Mariana did an amazing job with Noah.

Like all of Mariana’s books, we see some of our favorite characters from the other novels make an appearance throughout the story, which made me smile to no end. Nothing about the book felt forced and the little hints that Mariana gave through-out the book that led to the big surprises were very well-placed.


If you have read any of Mariana Zapata’s books or love a sweet slow burn, I highly recommend The Best Thing.

This book is a solid 5/5 for me.

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