Friday, August 17, 2018

New Review - Kulti by Mariana Zapata

“Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”

When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.

It didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon—why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man that hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been.

Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know.

Or the murderous urges he brought out in her.

This was going to be the longest season of her life.

My Review

"I was no one's bitch, especially not Kulti's."

YOU GUYS!!!!! 

I'm in such a high from reading this book.  It has been a long time that I stay up WAY passed my bedtime to finish a book.  I was up until 3:30 AM devouring this book.  

I will say it took me a while to really become invested in all things Kulti.  I'd say I became hooked around 25% of the book, but boy oh boy did the next 75% make up for it. 
Kulti is all things I love in a hero.  He was broody.  He was mean.  He was such an asshole.  But the few times he decided to act like a decent human - it was amazing.  He was actually really funny, it a quiet, type of way.

Sal is my favorite type of heroine.  She gave just as hard as she took.  She was the furthest thing from a weak character and I LOVED that about her!  The banter between Sal and Kulti was just the best and at times had me cracking up.  I honestly never knew the real meaning of a "slow burn" until I read Kulti.  This book is the definition of slow burn.  The sexual tension.  The back and forth. The build between the two was just perfection.  It made the last couple of chapters sooooo worth the wait.  

Kulti was my first book by Mariana, and I can't believe I waited so long to read this book.  It will definitely not be my last.  Mariana knows how to write a story, and even though they're longer than the average book, her writing is so good you don't even feel like you're reading a long book.  Anyways, if you never read Kulti, do yourself a favor and READ IT!

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