Review ♥ Lingus by Mariana Zapata

April 5, 2017 Angela Friends to Lovers, Reviews, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Review ♥ Lingus by Mariana ZapataLingus by Mariana Zapata
Published by Tantor Audio on August 7th 2015
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Format: Audio book
Narrator: Callie Dalton
five-stars

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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-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. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

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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 Zappata 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. Zappata worked her magic with Lingus, though, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Kat and Tristan meet at a porn convention—as people do—and her quirkiness immediately appeals to Tristan. Despite some unexpected revelations, the two hit it off and a strong friendship forms. Unfortunately, Kat’s physical attraction to Tristan seems to be one sided.

Truthfully, the last thing Kat needs is one more friend. She already has three crazy, inappropriate, hysterical, and faithful best friends. Their interactions really keep the story moving. However, there’s something about her blossoming friendship with Tristan that is even more special in many ways.

An important issue develops that Kat keeps saying she and Tristan need to talk about—later. Later never comes, and while the situation gets resolved it’s hard to imagine why they wouldn’t sit down and have an adult conversation. Still, I was happy enough with the resolution.

The slow build of their relationship is phenomenal, making this a highly enjoyable friends to lovers romance. It’s not just laughs and happy sighs though. The story gets downright naughty in places. Lingus is exceptionally hilarious, sexy, and highly entertaining.

I listened to the audio book featuring narration by Callie Dalton who is always amazing. She definitely lives up to my expectations here.

Recommended for fans of:
Porn
Friends to lovers romance
Zany best friends
Romantic comedy
Unrequited love

five-stars

About Mariana Zapata

Mariana Zapata

Mariana Zapata began writing love stories soon after she learned how to spell. She probably shouldn’t admit that she started sneaking romance novels from her aunt’s bookshelves way before she was old enough to even understand what it meant when a man flipped up a woman’s skirt… don’t tell her mom. Luckily, she stuck to stories about princesses and princes for a while.

In her teens, she wrote boy band fanfiction (there’s still a website up somewhere on the internet with those masterpieces), and in her early twenties, she picked it back up again with Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight. Eventually, her significant other finally told her to do what she wanted to do and she began working on her original work. Her novels tend to include potty humor, bodily functions, and bad words.

Mariana lives in a small town called Pagosa Springs, Colorado with her husband/best friend, Chris Letchford, and their two well-beloved (and emotionally manipulative) Great Dane children, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not pretending to write, she’s reading sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk or historical romance novels. You can usually find her harassing her dogs, being a hermit at home or cracking jokes at the expense of her family members.


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