The Slowburn Romance Lover’s Guide to Mariana Zapata

So, you love slow burn romance or you’ve heard about Mariana Zapata, but you don’t know where to start?

I’m here to help.

I’ve read every single Mariana Zapata book she’s written and I adored them all. MZ is probably my favorite contemporary romance author and it’s even better because she’s an indie author as well.

MZ comes out with around one book per year, which is totally understandable considering all of her books are SUPER long. They all are around 500 pages of slow burning goodness.

If I had to pick one book that I would recommend to anyone who likes slow burn romances or wants to start reading Mariana Zapata, I’d probably choose The Wall of Winnipeg and Me.

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This was my first Mariana Zapata book and it is still my favorite.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me is for you if you like:

  • Enemies to lovers
  • Marriage of convenience
  • Sports romance (football)
  • Quiet, misunderstood hero

 

If you think a hero couldn’t get away with sleeping with other girls, I challenge you to read Lingus. It’s a porn star romance done so right.

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Lingus is for you if you like:

  • Friends-to-lovers
  • Hilarious meetcute
  • Dogs!
  • Great cringey moments

 

Next up… one of MZ’s steamier books.

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Under Locke is for you if you like:

  • Motorcycle clubs
  • Tattoo artists
  • Bad boys
  • Enemies-to-lovers
  • Workplace romance
  • Brother’s friend

 

Another super popular MZ book…

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Kulti is for you if you like:

  • Sports romance (soccer)
  • Female professional athletes
  • Fame
  • Heroes with accents (German)

 

This next one was my least favorite, but I still really liked it!

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Rhythm, Chord, & Malykhin is for you if you like:

  • Rockstars
  • Forced togetherness
  • Brother’s friend
  • Travel

 

This book stars the heroine in The Wall of Winnipeg and Me’s best friend.

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Wait for It is for you if you like:

  • Neighbors-to-lovers
  • Kids
  • Baseball

 

The book that I would highly recommend if you loved The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.

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From Lukov with Love is for you if you like:

  • Enemies-to-lovers
  • Hilarious banter
  • Animals
  • Misunderstood heroes
  • Sports romance (Figure skating)
  • Forced togetherness
  • Caretaking scenes

 

One of MZ’s most uniquely written books – the entire first half is written completely in correspondence.

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Dear Aaron is for you if you like:

  • Military romance
  • Long-distance relationships
  • Beach reads

 

MZ’s second to last release…

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Luna and the Lie is for you if you like:

  • Workplace romance
  • Grumpy + sunshine couples
  • Brooding heroes

 

And last, but not least, her most recent release (also my Dad’s favorite!)

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The Best Thing is for you if you like:

  • Second chance romance
  • Sports romance (rugby)
  • Strong family dynamics

4 thoughts on “The Slowburn Romance Lover’s Guide to Mariana Zapata

  1. If you think a hero couldn’t get away with sleeping with other girls, I challenge you to read Lingus.
    🤣😂 Well that Vaughn attention! Haha. I’ve heard of MZ but haven’t read anything by her yet. Clearly I need to fix that!

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  2. I read Kulti recently, and I LOVED it. I loved Wall of Winnipeg, but I loved Kulti even more. I’ve already got two more ready to download, but I’ve heard there’s some crossover so I’m figuring out where to start.

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