Lingus by Mariana Zapata
on August 7th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
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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.
OMG. No words.
I loved Lingus. I really did. I loved Tristan and Kat together. I loved how gentle Tristan was with Kat and how gentle Kat was with Tristan. I loved Yoda. And all of the secondary characters, especially Zoey.
In some ways, I felt the extreme slowness of Kat and Tristan’s [sexual] relationship was more for Tristan than for Kat. It kinda felt as if he was a virgin all over again. Tristan had to re-learn what it meant to be in an emotionally intimate relationship.
I really, really loved Tristan and this book but damn! Lingus felt really L O N G because of the slowness of the book. There were times when I almost flipped to the end in frustration. I also felt a lot of anxiety because the couple became a couple with about 100 pages left in the book…which means that I was constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. Thank God it didn’t but still. It felt like a good 50 pages could have been cut rather easily – if not 75-100 pages.
Right now, I’m feeling that Mariana Zapata is the Queen of the Slow Burn, lol. Lingus is the 3rd book I’ve read by Zapata and I can admit that the format is pretty much the same for each one: amazingly slow relationship building with little to no intimate contact (including kissing) between the MCs throughout most of the book. I don’t think I could read her work(s) back to back but they work amazingly well in isolation.