Published by Self-Published on March 20th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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“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.
“Sal, please don’t make me visit you in jail. Orange isn’t your color.”
This was going to be the longest season of her life.
The story is about female soccer player Salomi Casillas who idol worshiped soccer king Reiner Kulti growing up. Her teenage heart vowed to one day marry this man. Although her infatuation was crushed after a debilitating incident involving an important person in her life – her brother.
Fast forward into present time, Sal is now a professional soccer player well known for her talent, skill, and this immense dedication to the sport. She was doing fantastic all on her own. This changes, however, the moment it was announced that Kulti was now the assistant coach for her team.
Considering the roles Kulti and Sal portrayed I felt anxious how their relationship was going to work out but I tell you this…Mariana Zapata plays it out perfectly and tastefully. Again, the slow-burn that she is well known for adds that perfect amount of spice especially towards the very end.
There was one aspect of the story that was left unaddressed but despite that I am still convinced- convinced that every single book ever was written by Mariana Zapata is amazing. Combine this with a voice of Callie Dolton and it is nothing but phenomenal. It was as if this book was written specifically for her to narrate. Mariana Zapata and Callie Dolton are a match made in audiobook heaven.