Published by Mariana Zapata on June 16th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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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.
Hi my name is Tina and Dear Aaron was my first Mariana Zapata novel ever. I’ve heard amazing things about her books and they’ve been recommended to me a lot but I’ve never wanted to pick one up until I read the synopsis of Dear Aaron. I saw it was on Kindle Unlimited and I immediately borrowed it and dove right in.
Dear Aaron is written in IMs, e-mails, and text messages and like a “normal” book and for some that maybe a turn off but I honestly loved this format. I haven’t read a book written like this before and I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the writing for me this was one of the best friends to lovers/ slow burn romance I’ve read in a minute.
This story is told in Ruby’s point of view and I personally would have loved just a snippet of Aaron’s mind. I think it could’ve added just a bit more to the story for me and probably made me love him more.
I will have to say that it does take a long time for the romance to build and for some this maybe a turn off but it is worth it guys. It is so worth it.
I really enjoyed our characters Ruby and Aaron. I thought Ruby was a bit naïve but she was also sheltered and I understood her character and felt like she grew from the beginning to the end of the story. I also really liked Aaron, it took time for me to warm up to him but in the end he stole my heart.
I will definitely pick up more Mariana Zapata novels in my future. This was one of the first books I read in months that sucked me in from the beginning and I had to sit and read it all in one day. My heart was full and I was left with all the wonderful mushy feelings when it comes to the ending.