Lingus by Mariana Zapata

4.5 stars!!!

“I’d do this all over again a hundred times as long as I met you in the end.”

Well I learned a valuable lesson. When my friend Nareh recommends me a book, I shouldn’t wait 2 years to read the dang thing! Because I flippin loved this gem of a book and I’m genuinely shocked that more of my book friends haven’t read it! Like the bloody diamond in the rough this book is.

Kat Berger is dragged (willingly) to a porn convention by her best friend. There she meets Tristan, an attractive yet mysterious guy who she has an instant connection with. By the end of the day she’s learned her new friend Tristan is also known as Robby Lingus, an adult film star. Tristan and Kat decide to continue a friendship between the two of them, and Kat doesn’t hope for a relationship between them as Tristan cites his job stands in the way of that.

Over time the two become close friends, and Kat is left struggling with her feelings for Tristan. He doesn’t feel like her other friends, but she doesn’t dare dream for more to protect her own heart.

“No one I’d ever met made me feel a fraction of what he did. No one. I doubted I’d ever meet anyone who could even be half the man and friend he was to me.”

Like Zapata’s other works, Lingus is a slow burn romance. Those of you who enjoy the friends to lovers trope will love this book because Kat and Tristan really were true friends before anything else developed between the two of them. I will say I liked that the characters got to know each other before anything romantic happened. It made it that much more special between the main characters, and later when the steam came in (yes there is steam WOOT!) it meant so much more between the two of them and it showed.

This book was also a lot steamier than anything I’ve read by this author, most of hers have a slow burn and some steam, but that wasn’t the case here. Lovers of the sexy times will enjoy this book very much, they’ll just have to read the majority of the book before doing so.

I cannot recommend this book enough, and for those of you who need more convincing, it’s on Kindle Unlimited OR it’s 99 cents. So even if it’s not your cup of tea, you don’t have that much to lose. But honestly, this was an excellent book so please give it a chance!

“I’ve loved you way longer than you’ve loved me.”


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