The Queen of Slow Burn Romance
Everyone who reads Reverse Harem books knows that the term “Slow Burn” means something completely different in RH terms and in non-RH terms. After Ghost Bird and The Veil Diaries, slow burn was redefined to mean “maybe kissing in book 3 or later”. But before these books were out, slow burn simply meant a strong focus on the development of the main relationship in whatever book you were reading, and no sex before around 70-90% of the book (talking about standalones, not series, they’re often slower).
In the non-RH world, Mariana Zapato is often referred to as the Queen of Slow Burn. She writes emotional books that are long, drawn out, and intensely focused on the relationship between the two MC’s. My favorite of all her books is “The Wall of Winnipeg and Me“-a contemporary romance featuring a coolly distant football player, and his personal assistant; a warm, funny, vibrant woman who is fed up with her boss’ shit, and quits, leaving him taken completely off guard and desperate to get her back.
What follows is a beautiful journey where two, very different people learn to work together, to be there for each other in ways that are purely selfless. It’s a story of budding friendship that grows and leads to mutual admiration, respect, and an explosive attraction that eventually culminates in a deep, abiding love.
If you like gruff, strong men who cares about no-one except the woman he grows to love, you won’t want to miss this one. It’s almost 700 pages long, giving you a nice, juicy mental meal that’ll keep you up reading way too late. At least it did with me!
As usual, if you’ve read this book, leave me a comment with your thoughts! I’d love to hear what you thought, and if you agreed/disagreed with my opinion. Remember, it’s perfectly okay to disagree, in fact, it can be a lot of fun talking to someone with completely different views!