Wait for It by Mariana Zapata
If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough.
Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn’t supposed to be so hard.
With a new house, two little boys she inherited the most painful possible way, a giant dog, a job she usually loves, more than enough family, and friends, she has almost everything she could ever ask for.
Except for a boyfriend.
Or a husband.
But who needs either one of those?
Diana is doing her best to raise two boys she would give her life for. Being a single parent isn’t easy but raising two kids who lost both parents makes it even harder.
I completely fell in love with Diana. She is absolutely selfless. She puts her love for her nephews before any of her wants or needs. Never being a parent herself, they are learning as they go.
When she meets her neighbor Dallas, she immediately notices how good looking he is. He makes it clear as day that he is married and completely not interested, not that she would ever do anything. She is just a friendly and caring, trying to be neighborly.
Dallas is a bit of a mystery man. He is former military. He is really stiff. He is also a little league baseball coach and is a hot topic to all the baseball moms. He is a fantastic coach and he ends up being her nephew Josh’s baseball coach. Would seem simple but it isn’t. He comes off as a hard ass, kind of a dick but not overwhelming. He is simple in a way but also complicated but very very dedicated to those he cares for.
I adored getting to see Trip again. If you are wondering who Trip is, he is from the book Under Locke. In this story, he becomes great friends with Diana and coaches alongside of Dallas.
Diana and Dallas’s friendship starts of rough but eventually ends up being a wonderful friendship. They become best of friends, never once crossing the line.
When things change for Dallas, he begins to see Diana in a whole new light and this is when that slow burns starts.
Their want for each other becomes a little more agonizing and leaves the reader a little more hopeful that Dallas will finally make a move.
The queen of those slow burn romances. She has an amazing ability to make that chemistry grow hot and heavy and slow. I LOVE IT1 I love how her characters battle and hide their true feelings.
Mariana Zapata is that author that no matter what her book is about, you just one-click. You don’t even need to read the synopsis, she is that good.
Wait for it doesn’t disappoint.