If you like slow burn romances and you haven’t read any of Mariana Zapata’s books, what are you waiting for? She is the queen when it comes to slow burn!
This is like the fifth book I’ve read by Mariana Zapata and I just can’t get enough of her stories. She has such a way with words. Also, just as fun fact, all her books are connected somehow so it is fun to discover some Easter eggs here and there when reading her books.
Luna and the Lie is the story of Luna (duh) and Rip. I don’t really want to say much since Mariana’s synopsis tend to have so little details which is fun because you have no idea what to expect from the book. But basically, Luna has kept a lot of secrets her whole life and one of them is from her boss. They start getting closer but there are secrets better left unsaid.
I recommend you check the synopsis on Goodreads. It doesn’t say much either, but it gives a few more details.
Anyway, in a very Mariana Zapata way, this is a little bit over 500 pages. But don’t let that number discourage you, once you start you can’t seem to stop and you fly through the pages so fast and effortlessly that by the time you get to the end, you want more! And if you like big books, then here’s one more reason for you to pick this one up.
I really loved Luna and Rip’s story. It had the grumpy-but-soft-man trope. He was tough and scary but when it came to Luna he was sweet and kind. They were always there for each other. Both characters had difficult and dark pasts which made them the way there were now, Luna was careful to open up her heart while Rip was very secretive and mysterious.
There’s a big age gap between Luna and Rip. I don’t usually like this kind of tropes but it is Mariana Zapata we’re talking about, she managed to make me eat my own words and ship Luna and Rip anyways.
I think this is the darkest book I’ve read by her so far. Like I said, both characters had troubled pasts that were trying to leave behind. However, it can’t be considered a dark romance since it doesn’t talk much about those horrible things.
Even with all that, this is one of my favorite books by Mariana Zapata. Luna and Rip stole my heart from the very beginning and I just couldn’t get enough! If you have read at least one book by this author, then you know she doesn’t give us what we want until the last possible moment. If you are new to her writing style, then be prepared to suffer!
I highly recommend this book! Just look up the trigger warnings first. I would list them here for you, but I read this book in 2020 and I didn’t write them on my notes. Sorry for that!
Until the next post!
Happy reading 💙