Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was getting herself into when she signed up to write a soldier overseas.
The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.
Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.
What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy.
Mariana Zapata is the queen of slow romance – I fell in love with her writing style with The Wall of Winnipeg and Me ( Read My Review) – which basically shot her to the top of my Favourites of 2016 even though it was like the start of the year then!
And then I went ahead to read more of her books and I was hooked; there is something brilliant about this author’s writing style – even with the time it takes to get to the “action” in the plot; you do not even realize when you are sucked into the beauty of her words!
Dear Aaron though is a shot in the dark for this beautiful author; not only is it slower to start; it is also written in the form of emails/IM’s and/or text messages for about 40% of the book – giving me Meg Cabot vibes; but I honestly enjoyed it! It was fun getting to know Ruby and Aaron they way they saw each other first; rather than forming our own emotions about them!
But when it came to the real action of the book aka the monologue; that was what I had been waiting for with bated breath – AND. IT. DID. NOT. DISAPPOINT!
As for the characters – Ruby and Aaron; they are adorable – well Ruby mostly, because we get only Ruby’s POV *sad face* – because Ruby is the epitome of that awkward teenage girl that you and I were, and sometimes still am 😉
Aaron was the typical Zapata man – broody, quiet, snarky and definitely totally a zombie about his feelings that usually feels like they came out of nowhere!
Yet somehow this author ends up giving all the feels in her book – the perfect blend of awkwardness, angst, romance and drama that leave you feeling satisfied with every word that you read!
My only wish is that this beautiful author writes a book from her hero’s POV – a whole book where we get to see the vulnerable, awkward side of the men we so love to hate till we love them in her books! ❤
:STAR: :STAR: :STAR: :STAR: .5