Lingus by Mariana Zapata

Posted August 14, 2014 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments

Lingus by Mariana ZapataLingus by Mariana Zapata
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Humorous, New Adult, 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.

So I have to admit the cover of this book through me off a bit, but I read Zapata’s other book Under Locke, which I absolutely adored so after a couple of weeks, I just couldn’t help myself and so I bought the book and sat down and read it. There is something about her writing style that really just works for me, it really was a great read, and I loved it. It was so easy to get wrapped up into the book and her characters, I found myself not being able to put the book down.

So the first thing I want to mention about this book is kind of the obvious, porn. Kat and a friend go to a porn convention, because well they love porn. What I love about that is that so many people are so adamantly against porn, but yet they watch it, and I loved that Kat and her friends were completely unashamed and even go to a porn convention. And then of course while she is there she meets Tristan, in the most hilarious manner too, and it turns out that Tristan is a porn star. I liked that he was honest about who he was, and how he felt about it. I think it would have been a whole lot easier to make Tristan into the cliche of what a porn star is suppose to be, but Zapata made a really great character out of him.

What I loved even more about Tristan and Kat’s relationship is that it truly starts out as a friendship. They have an attraction to each other, I think that much is very clear, but they make a point to be friends. And even better than that they are great friends. Kat takes care of Tristan when he gets sick and vice versa, she helps him pick out a dog, and in general just have a great friendship with each other. So by the time things start becoming more, they have such a great foundation to work off of. And the angst/build up between them is so slow building that you don’t even realize it at first, and it’s just so fun to read.

Zapata has a great sense of humor in this book, I found myself laughing out loud so many times through the entire thing. Kat has some great friends outside of Tristan, and they really are just good people, who are great friends to each other. Her friends are great secondary characters and they really enhance the book. I know a lot of people judge books by their covers, and I get that, I have been guilty of that myself, but without a doubt I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a romance that makes you laugh. This is a great book and I really hope she writes some more books in the future.

About 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 learned to love the process of two people falling in love instead of all the other juicy stuff.

Mariana lives in Houston, Texas with her longtime boyfriend and two beloved (and emotionally manipulative) Great Danes, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not pretending to write, she’s reading. You can usually find her burning somewhat edible experiments in the kitchen or cracking jokes at the expense of her family members.

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