Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata
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.
Slow burn. Mariana Zapata is the queen of slow burn and I love it. Because it is all about the anticipation, my favorite thing. I love the anticipation. The lead up to whatever. My favorite season is fall even though my favorite weather is cold and snowy. Fall because once that air starts getting crisp and the leaves start changing colors I know it is not long until winter. Anticipation. I love it. The what will happen, what will it be? And that is why I loved this book.
Man Dear Aaron was...about halfway through I was a mess. I couldn't put it down. I was waiting and waiting to see what happened. I was watching the percentage complete go up, but seeing I still had so much more to read. You only get one point of view and it is amazing, but oh you just know the other one is amazing as well and you can't wait to see these two people get together because they are obviously meant for each other but you know it won't happen anytime soon because there are still so many pages left to read and it all gets wrapped up in this amazing story.
Phew, I really enjoyed this one. I loved how it started off with just emails back and forth. A lot of the book is just emails between Aaron and Ruby. Aaron who is in the military and overseas and Ruby who started writing to him due to a write a soldier program. Ruby who so sweet and kind and awesome, but hasn't had the best of luck with guys. Never had a boyfriend and isn't really looking for one. Aaron and Ruby who slowly get to know each other. But what will happen once Aaron's tour is over? When he gets back to normal life? Will they just stop writing and move on with their lives?
This book definitely has that slow burn. These two were so sweet together. I loved them and loved watching them fall for each other. I couldn't put it down once I started it.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2