Mini Book Review: Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata

Luna and the Lie Book Review

Title: Luna and the Lie

Author: Mariana Zapata

Pages: 580 Pages

Format: Ebook

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“The problem with secrets is that they’re too easy to keep collecting.Luna Allen has done some things she would rather no one ever know about. She also knows that, if she could go back in time, she wouldn’t change a single thing. With three sisters she loves, a job she (mostly) adores, and a family built up of friends she’s made over the years, Luna figures everything has worked out the way it was supposed to.
But when one of those secrets involves the man who signs her paycheck, she can’t find it in her to regret it. Despite the fact that he’s not the friendliest man in the world. Or the most patient.Sometimes there are things you’re better off keeping to yourself.”

I started 2019 with a slow burn romance addiction.

There is nothing better than prolonging a moment, to watch two characters build a relationship and grow together. I came to realize that when I picked up Under Locke by Mariana Zapata last year.

Under Locke made me realized that while I had moved on to NA, it didn’t mean I had to lose the slow build that YA provided. Showing the coming together of two characters that were opposites in personality, in a way that didn’t feel unrealistic and still giving me Mr. Tall and Cranky, had me batting my eyelashes in love.

Needless to say, when Luna and the Lie was released, I didn’t look twice at my bank account when pressing the confirm button.

Luna Allen is determined to be happy. She has a job she enjoys, has managed to buy her own house, and a sister that loves her. No one can take that happiness away from her. Not Rip, the younger of her two bosses, with his unfriendly personality and definitely not her past. But when Luna’s past comes knocking, forcing her to return to the one place she thought she’d never go back to, she has no choice but to ask Rip to accompany her.

Luna and the Lie is Mariana Zapata’s slowest book in her collection. While the book was for the most part enjoyable, I found myself not completely enamored with the story. It stays true to its Slow-Burn elements, however, I feel like some parts were dragged out a little too long which caused me to lose focus.

Although it is not my favorite, it was still a good read and the romance development was pretty solid. It did take me longer to read than I usually do but there were parts in the book that had me sighing and smiling. Other parts had me feeling frustration at certain situations (cough cough Rip cough cough).

Overall, Luna and the Lie is a book I would recommend for those who enjoy slower burn romances. 🙂


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