Jenny's Audio Slave Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata

Title: Lingus
Author: Mariana Zapata
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mariana Zapata

Pub Date: August 7, 2015
Story Rating: 3 Stars
Narrator Rating: 4.5 Stars

Our thoughts...

I was excited to hear Callie Dalton narrating because she really does have a great grasp of Zapata's stories and characters. She adds a lot to the story and I recommend checking her out.

But the story...I wanted to love it.

I like the premise and I have been enjoying Zapata's catalog but this one not only follows many of the same plot lines as the other books by this author but even managed to recycle a catalytic moment we encounter in another book and I was not impressed. There are also inconsistencies that caught my attention. Nothing big but enough to notice. I think my biggest complaint is that a particularly impactful event was made a big deal and then not mentioned again until towards the end when it was quickly glossed over with one word. It was a side story that entangled with the main characters, but it held a lot of weight when initially brought up. There was one other incident that occurred, and we never heard details of why it happened or how that impacted people. I like closure. 

I still like the author but this one fell flat. I truly believe a big problem is that I have been listening to them all back-to-back, so the similarities are blindingly obvious. I don't think I'd notice as much if I had broken them up. I’ll revisit two of the five I’ve listened to in the future and that’s pretty good in my book.

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