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Luna and the Lie

Written by: Mariana Zapata
Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Gomez Pugh
Length: 17 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The problem with secrets is that they’re too easy to keep collecting. 

Luna Allen has done some things she would rather no one ever know about. She also knows that, if she could go back in time, she wouldn’t change a single thing. 

With three sisters she loves, a job she (mostly) adores, and a family built up of friends she’s made over the years, Luna figures everything has worked out the way it was supposed to. 

But when one of those secrets involves the man who signs her paycheck, she can’t find it in her to regret it. Despite the fact that he’s not the friendliest man in the world. Or the most patient.  

Sometimes there are things you’re better off keeping to yourself. 

Number one overall Amazon Kindle best seller.

©2018 Mariana Zapata (P)2019 Mariana Zapata

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Amazing

This book. MZ wrote another masterpiece and Callie Dalton was just an amazing narrator once again. Wasn’t sure if I’d like the second person narration, but it was really good. Added a whole new depth to the story line. Highly recommend!

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Not her best book

I love all the rest of Mariana Zapata’s that are available on audible. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad book but it pales in comparison to her others.

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  • JM Saenz
  • 2019-04-20

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Bravo once again. Beautiful book. This book is quite a bit darker/somber overall compared to the other books that came before. I find myself feeling heavy of heart and spirit for our main characters especially because not all their bigger issues were resolved before the end of the book. I have a feeling that there is more to the sisters' story yet to be told in another book.

I love Callie Dalton and her narrative did not disappoint. Her partnership with Gomez Pugh was awesome.

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  • elizabeth rabe
  • 2019-04-22

Amazing!!

I have listed this book no less than 10 times, and it hasn't been out long at all. This is another slow burn, perfectly written. As in all other Mariana Zapata books, the character development is off the charts. You actually feel the difference in the characters from beginning to end. Luna is a strong girl l, whom definitely needs someone to put her first. Rip is a tough man who believes he doesn't deserve good things in his life. Somehow the two of them build a relationship that radiates love. The narration in this book was top notch.

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  • Kellee
  • 2019-04-24

Slow Build

This was a great story. You sorta have to be prepared for M. Zapata style of writing. It can be long, drawn out and sometimes repetitive. But the stories are always good, loving and realistic. The narrators were GREAT. I like Callie but I LOVE Gomez Pugh. He has the right amount of raspy in his deep voice. This story is a slow build of two characters and learning about their backgrounds. A grumpy hot tatted dude and an annoying but sweet woman slowly acknowledging their feelings for each other. If you can get pass how mean Rip is to her, you can push through. He eventually comes around, like towards the end. And if you are looking for hot sex, this is not the book for you. There is really only one sex scene but this audible is really good. I would have loved to hear more about the couples time together once they got together. Hopefully, we will get to hear about her sister, her friend and maybe some of the guys that work at the shop.

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  • T. Wells
  • 2019-04-25

Another favorite Mariana Zapata book!

As with the finish of every Zapata book, I am mourning that this one is over. I cried and sighed, grew angry and confused, and fell in love right along with Luna and Rip. I love how Zapata makes her characters relatable, but also so good and strong that I feel challenged to be a little better and stronger after getting to know them. This is a great read and well worth the credit.

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  • Pam Audio-Fanatic
  • 2019-04-29

Slow Burns need Heat/Chemistry/Tension too.

Ok, I know this author is known for the slow burn and I completely went in know this. I loved Luna, her love for her sister’s shines through and she needs them because of her family past. But I don’t think they fully understand what she lived with if they did they might not have been the way they were.

Now for the heart of the matter, this is listed as a romance so where was the chemistry? I get the slow burn but there was no burning. Luna had a one-sided affection that she never showed hardly even in her head.
I was waiting and waiting for the long looks the tension the chemistry we get it at the very, very, end when it was too little too late.
I liked the characters overall but I also felt like this book was way too long, let’s be honest if something anything happened it would have been exciting. ANYTHING but we got like 1 thing and all the eluding to stuff and it just fell flat.

I kept with the book because I was hoping for something. And we got it at the end 17 hours, for 1 hour of the meat.

The narration was FREAKING AWESOME, this is probably why I kept with the book. I really enjoyed both narrators and will be looking for more by Gomez Pugh.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-23

Really good...but lacking

I’ve listened to all of Mariana Zapatas books and love them all including this one. Saying that Luna and the Lie seemed like there was potential for more that just didn’t happen. Luna’s relationship with Lenny and her sisters didn’t seem as involved as it could have been. I thought more was going to come out of Luna’s relationship with her dad, more conflict or more of a resolution. I liked Rips dialogue being read by a man it was distracting at first but after I got used to it I liked it a lot. It was a really good book and a great listen totally worth the credit but I wish there was more.

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  • Lauren Safranek
  • 2019-05-11

A bunch of words does not make a good story

I'm so disappointed in Mariana Zapata latest books. I enjoyed the wall of Winnipeg and me and Kulti, at least they had some humor with all of the constant analyzing in the character's head that happened but I've given up with the last several books including Dear Aaron, With Love, and Luna and the LIE. there's no quick-witted banter or insightful dialogue or much in the way of character development it's just a bunch of words over and over. it's just very disappointing for what I thought was an entertaining author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-16

The Best Book

I listen to lots and lots of books while working in the studio (I'm a potter). This is hands down the best book I have listen to all year. I can't stand insta love/sex books and I hate weak heroines. This book was the opposite of that. There was no unnecessary and annoying drama and I love the way we were shown what it really means to be a strong woman. Each moment of the book are small building blocks that carefully and intentionally build towards the bond between Luna and Rip. I'm feeling lost now because I've listened to all Mariana Zapata's books and because she's ruined me for all the mediocre books out there. So if you decide to listen to this book (and you should), you've been warned.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-11

loved it!

Callie Dalton always does such a good job. I love all of Mariana Zapata's books. She does slow burn so well.

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  • jodiod
  • 2019-06-04

Fantastic

I love all of Mariana Zapata’s novels!! This new one is just great. So well written and narrated.