[Epub] ↠ The Best Thing Author Mariana Zapata – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

[Epub] ↠ The Best Thing Author Mariana Zapata – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 480 pages
  • The Best Thing
  • Mariana Zapata
  • English
  • 15 April 2019

The Best ThingSome Things Are Easily Forgiven Other Things Not So Much Lenny DeMaio Made Herself A Promise She Was Done Done Thinking About Him Done Worrying About Him Done Reaching Out To A Man Who Clearly Didn T Want To Be Found Too Bad No One Gave Jonah Collins The Memo


About the Author: Mariana Zapata

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10 thoughts on “The Best Thing

  1. says:

    3.5 4 StarsMake sure you check out an important note I bolded further downWell This book made me cry at the end Which is a big deal Because I RARELY cry And I evenrarely admit to it So there s that.As all Zapata readers know, her books are slow Super slow And this one was VERY slow Evenslow than usual, in my opinion Certain things are very dragged out Some dialogue and scenes felt superfluousand endlessly meandering Without purpose In fact, I was actually con 3.5 4 StarsMake sure you check out an important note I bolded further downWell This book made me cry at the end Which is a big deal Because I RARELY cry And I evenrarely admit to it So there s that.As all Zapata readers know, her books are slow Super slow And this one was VERY slow Evenslow than usual, in my opinion Certain things are very dragged out Some dialogue and scenes felt superfluousand endlessly meandering Without purpose In fact, I was actually considering a 3 star rating until I got to the last 20% and thingspicked up or Zapata s version of picked up, I should say and, hey, I figure any book that makes my black soul leak deserves a one up.Butthan that, I just really appreciate that, even though things are so slowSO slowZapata never takes the cheap way out She never attempts manipulative drama and unnecessary angst just for the sake of it.You get to know the characters You get to know their lives and routines You FEEL their connections And for those things I will always support and read anything this woman writes Also READ Do yourself a favor and don t read too many reviews before you tackle this book There are things that aren t unveiled fully until about 15% which takes a while, this book is long that I can see people just dropping in their reviews without thinking And Zapata wrote things this way on purpose So, like I said, do yourself a solid and go in blind so you experience the book the way she intended You will notice I left out pretty much anything about the story The blurb is vague FOR A REASON But anyway I loved the characters in the book Especially the relationship between Lenny and her grandfather Just beautiful I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did The writing slogs along at times and I know this will be way too slow for some But, I think if you go in expectingof a character piece and not a hard charging page turner, you will be pleased I was

  2. says:

    mariana zapata could write a 9000 page fanfiction based on peppa pig and i would read it there is nothing this woman puts out that i would not put on a pedestal and worship READ 08 14 2019 4.5 5Do what you have to do to be happy, okay No one else is going to do it for youshe s done it again ladies and gays ms mariana zapata never fails to satisfy she also somehow manages to successfully write every trope she decides to tackle with perfection i have too many emotions right now so mariana zapata could write a 9000 page fanfiction based on peppa pig and i would read it there is nothing this woman puts out that i would not put on a pedestal and worship READ 08 14 2019 4.5 5Do what you have to do to be happy, okay No one else is going to do it for youshe s done it again ladies and gays ms mariana zapata never fails to satisfy she also somehow manages to successfully write every trope she decides to tackle with perfection i have too many emotions right now so i will come back to this review when i can formulate the proper words to fully express everything that i am currently feeling the one advice i can give is don t finish this book in a public setting because you will start crying by the end of this booki guarantee you

  3. says:

    5 stars Mariana Zapata is the queen of slow burn romances and as soon as she releases a book, I read it I was so excited to read The Best Thing I fell in love with Lenny and Grandpa Gus when I read Luna and the Lie so I was sure I would love this story I did I loved it so much It hit mein the feels than any other book by this author I swear, that epilogue I sobbed There was some intense ugly crying going on As much as I loved this book, this review is going to be rather short 5 stars Mariana Zapata is the queen of slow burn romances and as soon as she releases a book, I read it I was so excited to read The Best Thing I fell in love with Lenny and Grandpa Gus when I read Luna and the Lie so I was sure I would love this story I did I loved it so much It hit mein the feels than any other book by this author I swear, that epilogue I sobbed There was some intense ugly crying going on As much as I loved this book, this review is going to be rather short because I don t want to spoil it for anyone I will say, Zapata took one of my least favorite troupes and made me not hate it so much I completely understood Lenny and why she did everything and I thought Jonah was the sweetest Their romance is one of the slowest slow burns from this author, but I was perfectly fine with thatIt s easy for people to love you when you re doing things for them, when they get something out of it But it isn t so easy to find people who will still love you when you re down and need help getting up That s when you really find out who s with you for the right reasonsOne of my favorite things about this author s books is the secondary characters and how big of a focus they get in the stories she writes Grandpa Gus may be my favorite secondary character in all of Zapata s books My grandma was my bestie and a second mother to me I was closer to her than anyone else in my life while she was alive and I think seeing Grandpa Gus and Lenny s relationship gavefeels than I would normally have because of that connection I had I loved it so much By far my favorite part of the book If you re in the mood for a slow burn romance and an epic book about family, friendship, and love pick this one asap It was on the long side, but I flew through it

  4. says:

    Spoiler free reviewThe Best Thing almost felt like it was written just for me It was as close to perfect as it gets in regards to my taste.I m not kidding The tropes, one is a secret one and can t be revealed, the characters, the story it ALL synced with me I was in one happy place reading this book It s always a great indication if I read with a smile on my face and if a book can make me laugh so hard I m afraid I ll pee myself.So here are all the things I loved about this book 1 Lenny Spoiler free reviewThe Best Thing almost felt like it was written just for me It was as close to perfect as it gets in regards to my taste.I m not kidding The tropes, one is a secret one and can t be revealed, the characters, the story it ALL synced with me I was in one happy place reading this book It s always a great indication if I read with a smile on my face and if a book can make me laugh so hard I m afraid I ll pee myself.So here are all the things I loved about this book 1 Lenny It s seldom that I love a heroine Not sure why, but heroes are much easier to love Not in this book Lenny was my kind of girl Sarcastic A smart mouth Confident She called Jonah all kinds of names Pretty much in every paragraph she had a different moniker for him and none were nice lol Her relationship with her grandpa made my heart swoon It was honestly the best thing I ever read in a book It might have been the best thing that was ever written Honestly, there were so many things I loved about Lenny, but I ll end it with this she is my favorite female MZ character yet 2 Jonah He was the epitome of a perfect hero He didn t give up when it got rocky His personality was wonderful without being too perfect His demeanor was swoon worthy When he spoke, showed his dimple, or just watched Lenny I was DONE Honestly he made me melt into a puddle of goo He sometimes was Jonah with a small j, and sometimes when he let his alpha come out he was Jonah with a capital J He was sweet, considerate, shy which I m still laughing about, down to earth and just one of those guys I wish existed in real life My kind of hero 3 Grandpa Gus Guys, I just wish I had a grandpa like him I m a little bit in love with him myself He actually might have been my most favorite character of all, and I m still not over him He was so unexpected I had no idea and wasn t prepared for this amazingly funny character who read romance novels, and called Jonah all kinds of Twilight names I was cracking up and had a smile on my face every single time he called him Jasper, Edward, and Emmett He definitely deserves an award for best supporting character EVER 4 The plot It was slow burn at its finest, but also had so much romance The entire book was full of wonderful and romantic scenes Lenny and Jonah were a team for most of the last 3 4 of the book There were kisses Hand holding Looks This book had it all It was filled with romance, obvious feelings on both sides, and everything I need a romance novel to be Moreover I don t think this book could have been written any better.5 I have to mention this one scene because I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants As in Wait for It lice scene , there is one scene in this book that is taking from real life, and it was written perfectly I ve been there I ve experienced it And it was so hilarious I couldn t stop laughing My face hurt afterwards Best scene EVER So yes, I m a little bit in love with this novel And I won t forget it anytime soon It will go on my most favorite books of 2019 list.I needed a book like this, especially by MZ BRAVO ___________________________________________________________________Findreviews and book recommendations on my blog.Find me on Bookstagram

  5. says:

    VIVA ZAPATA In the love of the queen of the slow burn romances, you made me fall in love with your book I cannot help myself to put it down I finished it but I still hold it in my hands I m literally cuddling My dogs are already jealous of the book gettingattention than them What an amazing writer you are Arriba Five blazing, sizzling, shining, firing stars First of all I raise my glass to the most amazing supporting character who stole the show GRANDPA GUS What a fascinating, VIVA ZAPATA In the love of the queen of the slow burn romances, you made me fall in love with your book I cannot help myself to put it down I finished it but I still hold it in my hands I m literally cuddling My dogs are already jealous of the book gettingattention than them What an amazing writer you are Arriba Five blazing, sizzling, shining, firing stars First of all I raise my glass to the most amazing supporting character who stole the show GRANDPA GUS What a fascinating, sarcastic, sweet and witty, caring, golden hearted vampire you are You deserve you to be loved 3thousand and hugged 3millions There are some basic facts about Zapata s books 1 Age difference between hero and heroine Not this time Actually heroine a little little older than the heroine which is a first 2 Sporting skills Characters skate, play soccer, football, they have mostly Olympic athletes This is time Jonah is rugby player, Len is judoka judo player 3 Slow burn romance Till the end of the book characters don t make sex They barely kiss after the second half This time there s a game changer because hero and heroine already have a lovely baby girl 4 Badass, smart, straightforward, honest, family oriented, hard worker, disciplined heroine These definitions fit with Len s character She s an amazing heroine 5 Heroine s suffering from injuries Like Sal Casillas from Kulti, Jasmine Santos, From Lukov with Love But this time Len s Olympic dreams ended because of her injuries 6 Amazing, noisy, loveable, crowded family members This time it s only limited with Gus and Peter but they re worth for thousand family members I love those elements of her story telling I love slowly flaring up chemistry and undeniable attraction But the lists that I loved most Gus s creative Vampire names collection to call Jonah after them Jonah s efforts to make up the time he lost with his love of his life and his baby Jonah s sexy accent and secret shyness Jonah and Len s undeniable, devoted, sizzling chemistry Final speech of Gus I m still sobbing OMG what a powerful, poignant, heart ripping speech was that I want to tall Gus my grandpa I always mention that Kulti is my favorite Zapata book I also played soccer and a big fan of soccer, that was one of my reasons, too But this book is always gonna have a special place in my heart I think from now on I have two equally favorite books of this gifted writer I was craving good romance for so long and I didn t find too many special romance books on 2019 So I m so thankful that dear Mariana Zapata offered next Best Thing by writing one of the year s best romance books She never disappoints me

  6. says:

    DNF 76%Mariana Zapata s books have been on my to be read pile since her breakout book Kulti and Wall of Winnipeg Me And despite my friend s urging, I ve been reticent in trying her books For one, I find 500 books intimidating Two, I m a moody reader and you guys know how that is.But the blurb for The Best Thing hooked me right in and I knew that if I ever start a Zapata book, this would be a good choice Plus, I was in the mood for slow burns.Unfortunately, this one didn t quite go as exp DNF 76%Mariana Zapata s books have been on my to be read pile since her breakout book Kulti and Wall of Winnipeg Me And despite my friend s urging, I ve been reticent in trying her books For one, I find 500 books intimidating Two, I m a moody reader and you guys know how that is.But the blurb for The Best Thing hooked me right in and I knew that if I ever start a Zapata book, this would be a good choice Plus, I was in the mood for slow burns.Unfortunately, this one didn t quite go as expected I was 3 chapters in when I knew that Mariana Zapata s writing style and I won t get along Still, I pushed through but by 36% I was already skimming and had to restrain myself from chucking my Kindle across the room.Sounds dramatic I know But yeah, this book didn t do anything but annoy the hell out of me And I wanted to love it I really do but the harder I tried, the madder I got at everything the writing, the characters, the plot that s going nowhere everything Writing this review now, I tried to remember if there s something I liked about it and the only one I could think of was I liked Lenny s grandpa and her Uncle Peter That s it Everything else just bored me to tears.Lenny bless her heart had some nice moments I liked how she stood up for herself and drew boundaries when it came to Jonah I liked that I would ve liked her characterif I hadn t been so annoyed at the repetitiveness of the writing Being in Lenny s head was torture Mainly because her inner monologue was wearisome That and she s allergic to just using nouns and pronouns Instead of using he, him, his, or really, just Jonah, she thinks like this The biggest man greeted him But the still an asshole swallowed hard I glanced back at Not Really a Fucker The biggest man at the gym now The biggest man in my life The man whose The man who probably saw too much The big man kept coming to my office The big brown haired man The big shit head Like whaaat It s so weird and distracting I mean, can you imagine thinking about your significant other like he s a stranger Call it a writing tick or whatever, I call it lack of editing Also, for the love of God, just say brown skin instead of pussyfooting around Saying richer skin tone when you actually mean brown is just ridiculous I went through so many instances where Lenny was waxing poetic over Jonah s skin and his Maori teammates, and she just about used every condiment except to say that they have brown skin No need to attribute it to honey or coffee Just say brown It s not that hard.Speaking of Jonah He was a one dimensional bore Really, apart from Grandpa and Peter, I found all the characters in this book boring and the writing unimaginative but tries too hard to be profound.But what really killed my enjoyment was the repetitiveness Look, I ve read books where details are repeated because a they are important, and b the books are part of a long series with hundreds of characters and storylines But this wasn t that There were pages of Lenny s inner monologue that repeats every single thing she was thinking and feeling 3 pages before And just when you thought it s done, you get treated again to her inner monologue thinking about the same thing It s an endless nightmare of repetition.Every single feeling and observation gets repeated over and over again until I was internally screaming I GET IT, HE HAS HONEY COLORED BROWN EYES JESUS CHRIST Again, mentioning the colors of his eyes isn t necessarily bad but when you mention it even there s no need to is just irritating.Overall, MZ isn t for me I love slow burn romances but this didn t feel like a slow burn This felt unnecessarily drawn out And boring There s no plot and no character development and whatever redeeming qualities this book had, were smothered by the tedious writing

  7. says:

    Boring, repetitive, and pretty much like her other story about the auto mechanic.

  8. says:

    Don t mind me, I m just here sobbing my heart out and my eyes hurt and my whole body hurts and half of it is because this book is so damn BEAUTIFUL and the other half of it is because there are nopages for me to read Mariana Zapata has outdone herself THE BEST THING deserves a bazillion stars.

  9. says:

    I know I m in the minority here, but this book was a total miss for me I was annoyed from the beginning until the end If you are familiar with Zapata then you know that she is big on family relationships, but I was bored to death to be honest I just don t care about reading so much about uncles, sisters, grandfathers etc in general I want the main couple to be in the spotlight without having dozens of cousins popping out every second page.It didn t help that every chapter started with a q I know I m in the minority here, but this book was a total miss for me I was annoyed from the beginning until the end If you are familiar with Zapata then you know that she is big on family relationships, but I was bored to death to be honest I just don t care about reading so much about uncles, sisters, grandfathers etc in general I want the main couple to be in the spotlight without having dozens of cousins popping out every second page.It didn t help that every chapter started with a quote from the past when Lenny had been trying to get in touch with Jonah It basically reminded me each chapter what an asshole he was I mean, truth be told, I thought he was in view spoiler prison or in coma because those are the only plausible excuses I d believe, but he was just not feeling well for almost two years I mean come on hide spoiler I was also annoyed by the big plot twist that view spoiler Lenny gave birth to a daughter while Jonah was hiding himself who knows where and moping hide spoiler This ruined the whole romance because all I could think about was how Lenny had to view spoiler take care of her daughter all alone while he was bitching about nothing in particular far away hide spoiler And last but not least, Jonah was a one dimensional character And this is why books written in the 1st person narrative can fail they tend to focus on only one character while the others seem cartoonish and unreal There were pages of Lenny s monologues but none of Jonah s He didn t seem very human to me and I couldn t connect to his thoughts, actions, or even behavior And if I don t care about one of the main characters, then I don t care about the book, period.All in all, I think those who are into second chance romance might like this

  10. says:

    dnf 23%this has been on my currently reading for almost 2 months and i think it s time to face the fact that this just isn t going to work for me.much like other frequent readers of romance, i have very specific taste and in this case, i DO love a single parent trope but i DON T like a i didn t even know we had a kid together trope it s just a twist on the classic miscommunication plot device i don t like it and had i known that s what this book was going to be about i wouldn t have pick dnf 23%this has been on my currently reading for almost 2 months and i think it s time to face the fact that this just isn t going to work for me.much like other frequent readers of romance, i have very specific taste and in this case, i DO love a single parent trope but i DON T like a i didn t even know we had a kid together trope it s just a twist on the classic miscommunication plot device i don t like it and had i known that s what this book was going to be about i wouldn t have picked this book up.on top of that, i agree with another reviewer in that i think mariana s writing in this book is particularly repetitive ESPECIALLY in the parts of the book that i read we have to listen to the main character, lenny, bitch ENDLESSLY about how much her ex sucks and omg why didn t he answer the phone ad NAUSEAM i wanted to blow my fucking brains out i haven t given up on her even though her last 2 books have been duds for me but i hope she returns to an enemies to lovers situation next or a friends to lovers not a second chance romance fan or a first time bang on a leather recliner romance luna the lie i m looking at u.this isn t the worst thing i ve ever read but i wouldn t recommend it as ur first foray into this author s work

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