Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Summary of book: Ruby Santos begins to write a marine overseas, not expecting anything other than conversing and sending a little piece of home to said marine. What she didn’t expect was to fall in love her pen pal.

“You’re mine, RC. That’s not changing.”

This book is an interesting one. It’s mostly in email form, which I loved. I will admit, it is definitely slower than all of Zatapa’s other books but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it any less. In fact, I might have loved it more because it allowed me to spend time with each character and as usual with Zapata’s work, I fell in love over and over again, chapter after chapter.

“Mostly though, Rubes, I want to go back in time and beat every single person’s ass who’s ever made you doubt yourself because the girl who makes me smile ‘til my face hurts even on a shit day needs to see that in herself. I feel like I owe it to you.”

It’s a slow-burn, military-themed romance that had me in my feelings the entire time. Mariana Zapata is a damned gift to the reading world and any book she has written or will write in the future will be devoured by me within the hour.

“Loneliness even when you’re surrounded by others is something I understand well.”
— Mariana Zapata (Dear Aaron)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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