Luna and the Lie by Mariana Zapata
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.
Title: Luna and the lie
Author: Mariana Zapata
Publication Date: December 12th, 2018
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (580 pages)
Before reading Luna and the Lie, I though Mariana Zapata was good, but now, I think she is one of my favorite authors to read. I cannot wait what she delivers next, but man, I’ll be there waiting. While others may think this book is long, or that maybe too much detail is brought into it, I actually don’t mind that on her books. I really just enjoy it as much as I can and read them as slow as I can, because for me, they are food to my soul.
Mariana Zapata introduced me to slow burns, and I feel like I owe it to her to enjoy it as much as I can.
“The best decisions of my life had been those I’d jumped into terrified even though some part of me knew they were necessary.”
Again, I read her books without checking anything before, I just buy them or pre-order it as soon as they are visible and read them with an evil grin because I know I will not be disappointed.
I enjoy books where the female lead starts slow, and uncovers to be a real bad-ass woman, which is the case here: Luna Allen is a unique woman who avoids confrontations at all cost and annoys the heck out of Rip. She is so positive and helps others that much, that she becomes the one who is always left aside and has nobody to take care of her soul. When I say take care of her, I mean somebody to really get her and just be there for her in a way that she is always to her sisters. The reason they are in a better place is because she has devoted her life to taking care of them and I don’t think she was repaid for her life choices.
I enjoyed that Luna works at a place where she is the only female in a world of men. I liked how she was there for everybody and how her little things affected them, like remembering birthday cakes and anniversaries for her colleagues. I got mad when she did not stand for herself and made easier for others to just use her and treat her bad, but man, she got them in the end!
“I swear to God, you’re a fucking puzzle I thought was all in the box, but every damn day I find a piece or two hidden all over the place.”
I like to be surprised by people and to prove me wrong when I wrongfully categorize them, and for sure Luna got me there. I would think she is a bit weak and fragile, but not the case anymore. In a world where Rip has done some bad things in the past and Luna has family that will come to screw her life apart, all their choices make sense at the very end.
“People think they have to be lions or lambs, but I’ve always just wanted to be something in between.” I bit my lip and lifted a shoulder. “Something that still has sharp teeth, just in case.”
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