Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Luna and the Lie
Author: Mariana Zapata
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
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.
It felt like it’d been YEARS since I read a Mariana Zapata book when I finally read this one.
And there is nothing like returning home from a long trip… and that’s what it felt like when I picked this book up.
It felt like home.
Mariana Zapata is a staple on my bookshelf. She’s my instabuy AND instaread author. Those are two very different things for me.
There are authors whose books I will instantly buy, however, it may take me a little while to get to reading the book.
But MZ? I will read her new books immediately.
I also will buy all of her books in every single format. Digital, audio, and print.
And this book, like all of her books, lived up to expectations.
The burning was slow and wonderful. The hero was gruff, but loveable. The main character was relatable and fun to read about. The humor was on point.
It checked all the MZ boxes.
What I particularly loved about this book was Luna. Her personality just made me happy. MZ’a characters tend to have a lot of snark, which I love, however, Luna was a little different.
She was adorably optimistic despite her less-than-savory circumstances.
And I loved how much the Hero in this appreciated that optimism.
There were elements of The Wall of Winnipeg in this book when it came to the Hero, and I was absolutely living for it.
If you loved Winnipeg, I highly recommend this one as a book hangover cure.
Audiobook Performance: 5 stars
Butterfly Rating: 4 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Yes
Bookshelf Placement: Yes
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars