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Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

But what about the soccer playing super babies?
What happens when you can't play soccer anymore?
Sal is annoying like a splinter Kulti can't remove.
Rey Kulti tastes of spearmint. Sal has no complaints.
Sal loves Rey's magic fingers.

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  • Trouble in Paradise
  • But what about the soccer playing super babies?
  • Declaration of Love
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  • Flirty Banter
  • Sal is annoying like a splinter Kulti can't remove.
  • Kiss
  • Rey Kulti tastes of spearmint. Sal has no complaints.
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Sal loves Rey's magic fingers.

Publisher's Summary

"Trust me, I've wanted to punch you in the face a time or five."
When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it's supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: "supposed to".
It didn't take a week for 27-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she'd seen in the international soccer icon - why she'd ever had his posters on her wall or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.
Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man who hadn't known she'd existed. So she isn't prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team's season: a quiet, reclusive shadow of the explosive, passionate man he'd once been.
©2015 Mariana Zapata (P)2015 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Denise on 08-12-15

5 HUGE stars....one of my 2015 Favorites!

I was skeptical when purchasing this book with my valued credit. I LOVED this book. I did not want to put it down. It is not an erotic, hot and steamy romance. The whole book is hard to explain other than to build you up to the HEA ... its a story of hero worship turns real life. Zapata has a talent for weaving a real life tale into something interesting and worth while. I will continue to follow her. I enjoyed LOCKE the first book I read by her, but this book surpasses that one by far. I cannot give enough accolades for this read. This was a gem of a find. The narration was perfect, the story entertaining and I would actually buy this book without hesitation. Credit worthy!

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5 out of 5 stars
By mandy on 07-30-15

Fantastic!!!!

I LOVE this book! LOVE IT! My favorite thing about this story is the heroine, Sal. She is remarkable and probably my favorite heroine ever. Sal is an athlete, she's strong, she's funny, she's tough, she's smart. Sal is a team player, both on and off the field. She loves her family, she loves her friends and she knows her self worth. I absolutely adore her. I loved everything about her. This book also had the best relationship build up ever. I loved Kulti, I loved Sal's family. I loved the story. I loved the fact that Sal was a female athlete. The narrator does an exceptional job with this book - she even does Kulti's voice and accent very well! This book was complete and total perfection. This is my favorite audiobook I have listened to this year and this book is in my top 3 favorites of all time! Fantastic!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Yolanda on 04-17-18

My favorite of Mariana Zapata's books

Entertaining from start to finish. A lovely love story. Great holiday reading and believable characters

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4 out of 5 stars
By Heroesinbooks on 04-08-18

4 Slow Burn Stars

Great sports romance with a forbidden element as Sal, our heroine, is a 27yr old soccer player and her coach , our hero, Kulti is 39 and just retired from playing professional soccer. She has crushed on him, idolised him, for most of her life but the dream doesn’t equal the reality...or does it?
Great story & slow burn chemistry which was narrated beautifully by Callie Dalton but I wanted to get to the hot stuff before the 97% mark. So maybe a little too slow burn for me. But still lovely.

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5 out of 5 stars
By narda on 08-29-15

Wow book of the year by far

What a brilliant story so well written, Marian you are a great writer. Callie your narrations of the story was brilliant as well. Kulti will send you on a journey filled with family commitment love an passion. Two souls with the same passion that love found over a journey of time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By cecilia chahda on 03-27-18

she did it again

another great book by Mariana Zapata.
i love how every Female lead is always so strong ❤️

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