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Mariana Zapata is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Her passion for romance novels started when she began reading books from her aunt's collection long before she ever knew what it meant when a man flipped up a woman's skirt.

Whenever she isn’t reading or writing, Mariana can be found sparking chaos in the kitchen or dishing out jokes at the expense of her family members.

She currently resides in Pagosa Springs, Colorado with her husband and best friend, Chris Letchford, and their two cherished Great Danes named Dorian and Kaiser.

More about Mariana Zapata

Genres: Contemporary , Romance

United States


Non Series

  • Under Locke (2014)
  • Kulti (2015)
  • Lingus (2015)
  • Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin (2015)
  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me (2016)
  • Wait for It (2016)
  • Dear Aaron (2017)
  • From Lukov with Love (2018)
  • Luna and the Lie (2018)
  • The Best Thing (2019)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Under Locke

Iris Taylor doesn’t need to be reminded of how lucky she is to have landed a job so quickly, having been unemployment for six months back home before deciding to move to Austin.

The owner of the business is a member of the very motorcycle club that her alienated father once belonged to. The only difference is that Dex Locke is quite possibly the biggest jerk she has ever come across.

Arrogant and restless, he doesn’t even know how to tell time.

The last thing they ever expected was each other.

But there were only two options: the strip club or the tattoo shop.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0990429203
Publisher: Mariana Zapata

When your childhood hero ends up becoming your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest experience in the world.

That however wasn’t the case when twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas meets the once international soccer icon whom she not only had a huge crush on, but also dreamt of marrying and having cute soccer babies with.

When Reiner Kulti shows up to her team’s season, Sal can’t help but wonder what she had seen in the man.

No longer fiery and intense, he is but a sorry shadow of his former self.

This is about to become the longest season of her life.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0990429210
Publisher: Mariana Zapata

Those who know Katherine Berger would describe her as an organized and generous girl, a devoted friend who looks after her loved ones, and a person with an amazing sense of humor.

However, there’s one thing that most people don’t know about her.

“My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”

Kat feels awkward and anxious when she is forced to attend a porn convention, only for her to unexpectedly meet the funniest person ever.

This is a tale about friendship, acceptance and finding love in the least likely of places.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0990429234
Publisher: Mariana Zapata
Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin

Twenty-six-year-old Gaby Barreto has no job, no hope of moving out of her parents’ house soon and an ex-boyfriend that she would love to destroy.

So when her twin brother invites her to join his band on tour as the merch girl, it’s an offer that she can’t refuse.

As much as it’s not the most exciting thing in the world, it’s not like she has much to do.

The tour involves two bands on three continents for ninety-plus days.

The singer of the headlining band however has great tattoos, an amazing personality and a body to die for.

Gaby simply stood no chance against Sacha Malykhin.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0990429227
Publisher: Mariana Zapata
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

Vanessa Mazur is convinced that quitting is the best thing for her.

Serving as an assistant, housekeeper and fairy godmother to the leading defensive end in the National Football Organization was only meant to be an interim position.

She has other plans, neither of which involves washing excessively huge underwear longer than needed.

However, the last thing that Vanessa expected was for Aiden Graves to show up at her door, pleading with her to come back—the same guy who has been ignoring her for two years.

A man accustomed to getting anything he wants, what exactly do you say to a guy like The Wall of Winnipeg?

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0990429241
Publisher: Mariana Zapata
Wait for It

Being an adult is one of the hardest things in the world.

Diana Casillas hasn’t got a clue what she’s doing half the time.

It’s inexplicable how she made it through the last two years without murdering anyone.

Growing up shouldn’t have been this hard.

Diana has nearly everything: a new house, two young boys she inherited in the most tragic of ways, a massive dog, a job she normally loves, and many friends and family.

The only thing that she doesn’t have is a boyfriend. Or a husband.

But no one needs either one of those, right?

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0990429258
Publisher: Mariana Zapata
Dear Aaron

"Sometimes, all you need is a message from a stranger."

Ruby Santos knew exactly what she was doing when she committed herself to writing to a soldier overseas.

The instructions were pretty straightforward: write one letter or email every week for the entire period of his or her deployment. Care packages were however discretionary.

She’s already been down this road before, which made her think she knew what to expect.

The last thing she however expected was to fall in love with the guy.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0990429265
Publisher: Mariana Zapata
From Lukov with Love

If Jasmine Santos was to be asked to describe the last couple of years of her life in a single word, it would assuredly involve a four-letter word.

Following seventeen years of numerous shattered bones and broken promises, Jasmine knows that she won’t be getting more chances to compete in figure skating.

When an opportunity of a lifetime however presents itself in the form of a conceited jerk she spent the last decade wishing the worst for, Jasmine is forced to rethink everything—everything including Ivan Lukov.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0990429272
Publisher: Mariana Zapata
Luna and the Lie

“The thing with secrets is that they always keep building up.”

Luna Allen has done some things that she would never tell anyone about. Nonetheless, if she was to travel back in time, she wouldn’t change anything.

With three sisters she adores, a job she loves more than half of the time, and a great family, Luna has everything she has ever wanted.

Of the secrets that she has, one of them involves the man who signs her paycheck.

What’s more interesting is that she doesn’t regret it, in spite of the fact that the man is everything but friendly.

Some things are just not worth revealing.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0990429289
Publisher: Bowker
The Best Thing

It’s easy to forgive some things, and impossible to forgive others.

For Lenny DeMaio, she vowed that she was done.

She was never going to thinking about him again; never going to worry about him again; and never going to waste her time giving her attention to someone who clearly doesn’t want it.

Too bad Jonah Collins never got the memo.

Author: Mariana Zapata
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0990429296
Publisher: Mariana Zapata