Read The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata Online

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked.For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn't find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He's asking for the unthinkable.What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?...

Title : The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 29367958
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 673 pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me Reviews

  • Christy

    5 'Team Graves' Stars!



    The Wall of Winnipeg and Me was a seriously addictive slow burn romance. Once I started the audio, I couldn’t stop listening. It was over 16 hours long, but I finished it within 48 hours. There was nothing about this book I didn’t love!

    Vanessa Mazur has worked for pro football player, Aiden Graves for 2 years. Aides is quiet, curt, and drives Vanessa crazy. She’s his assistant, but she wants more than that. So, she decides to quit and follow her real passion. Aides is a b

    “I would have done just about anything for you back then, even when you got on my nerves. I might have just waited until the last minute to push you out of oncoming traffic, but I’d still push you out of the way.”


    As I said before, the story is a slow burn romance, but the pace is fast. The story between Aiden and Vanessa had such a great and natural flow. I loved watching them turn into friends, trusted confidants, and so much more. This book was seriously perfect. Aiden is the strong and silent type. He’s not close to anyone, really, but he slowly lets Vanessa in.

    There were a few moments between them that left the biggest smile on my face. When Aiden showed up at a certain convention to support Vanessa, I had a perma-grin and happy tears! Both of these characters were completely fantastic. I can’t even tell you who I loved more.

    I feel so gushy about this book right now! I read Kulti over a year ago and adored it as well. It’s apparent to me that Zapata is not a one-hit wonder. I’ll definitely be auto-buying every book of hers from here on out! A for sure favorite of mine this year, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me is one you don’t want to miss out on! ...more

  • Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog

    Review at Of Pens and Pages



    Bam! I'm pregnant.

    Slow romance + Sports + Marriage of Convenience + Me = Dead.

    I am warning you now. This review is going to be long!

    This book. This book. I have read Winnie (as Mariana Zapata likes to call The Wall of Winnipeg and Me) more times than I'm proud to admit. That is how much I love this book.

    Vanessa Mazur has been the assistant of The Three Hundreds' defensive end, Aiden "The Wall of Winnipeg" Graves, for the last two years, and is now ready to open a new

    ”I wished you had respected me enough to appreciate me back when it would have meant something. I liked you. I admired you, and in the course of a few days, you killed that.”


    As the story progressed, you can see Aiden making an effort to be Vanessa's friend. And once you've read the story, you'll know Aiden would never do something he wouldn't care to do. And he wouldn't say something unless he meant it. The words and actions that come from him are 100% genuine, and I just need a moment because I am screaming just thinking about the feels!

    ”In my life, I've only cared what four people thought about me.”


    There were a lot of milestones that showed how close they were getting--Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas. FREAKING CHRISTMAS! I think I died a little during that cute Christmas scene.

    It was so heartwarming to see them open up to each other. Not only did it help ease their relationship with each other, it showed the readers that Aiden is as human and flawed as Vanessa. To see two people who have been on their own most of their lives find someone to finally depend on and lean on, it was touching.

    Apart from these two amazing babies, I loved the side characters. Zac, Aiden' roommate and the Three Hundred's quarterback, was also Vanessa's good friend. Most authors would jump at the opportunity to use Zac as another love interest, but I loved that Mariana didn't go there. Their friendship is adorable; Zac was there for Vanessa when she was still working for Aiden, and he was still there for her when she was Aiden's wife. Who says boys and girls can't be friends?

    Diana was a true friend through and through. She was more Vanessa's sister than her biological ones, and their banter and conversations were entertaining.

    I also found a lot of inspiring phrases about life throughout the book.

    ”What no one tells you is that the road to accomplishing your goals isn't a straight line; it looks more like a corn maze. You stopped, you went, you backed up, and took a few wrong turns along the way, but the important thing you had to remember was there was an exit. Somewhere.”


    This book has filled me with laughter, heartbreak, joy, and love, and I am so glad I read this. Since reading Winnie, I've read Mariana's other books, all I've also enjoyed. The best part is all of her stories are slow-burning romances. I love it!!!

    Now, excuse me while I go and read this gem again.



    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram ...more

  • Ivy Deluca

    Edited to add Mariana's inspiration for Aiden because...damn. Thank you Mariana.



    The Wall of Winnipeg, aka Aiden Graves, is the premier defensive end for the Three Hundreds, a team in the National Football Organization. Vanessa Mazur is his assistant. For two years, Vanessa has taken care of Aiden’s meals, his home, his emails and social media, everything. Until the day when she was ready to give it all up. She’d had enough. She quits to focus on her dreams and says no more. Then Aiden makes her
    ...more

  • Brandi



    I really enjoyed this slow burn romance. And it was a SLOW burn, but the payoff was perfect - I constantly had a cheesy grin on my face. The characters, the story, it was all simply wonderful.

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    I like you as much as I like anyone.



    I can't even.

  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads

    ***ONE OF MY TOP FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME***

    So many re-reads, it's not even funny...

    REVIEW:

    5 "I Would Lick the Sweat Off Aiden's [email protected] All Day, Every Day" Stars

    After reading 2014's Under Locke and 2015's Kulti, I knew I enjoyed Mariana Zapata's shit.

    But after reading this one I am officially so fucking #TeamZapata #TeamAiden #TeamMuscledHunkofSexyManMeat #RidiculousInstagram-likeParagraphofIdioticHastags that I'm going to make up my own nationally organized sport league (cause you know NFL...
    ...more

  • Bibi

    May 19, 2016

    I loved the first 3 chapters and anticipated a swift escalation of Aiden and Vanessa's relationship but in the end, I gave up and chose to not finish the book.

    I will say that I did not like Vanessa AT ALL because she seemed angry perpetually, and her introspections were exasperating.

    Moreover, she goes from taking care of Aiden 24/7 to not caring if he had a decent meal and he, from a guy who needed sheets changed thrice weekly to not being bothered? These facts bugged me but ultim
    ...more

  • Wendy'sThoughts

    4 The Best Becoming the Best Stars

    * * * * Spoiler Free

    For those who may not be familiar with the writings of Marina Zapata...reading the blurb could lead you to believe this was another romance book of "football player needing a pretend wife" and after 200 pages.... they admit they are in love ... the end. This book in nothing like that and this is due to the style of Zapata's writing. She never does anything easy... or glossed over.


    This is the premise, a sort of fence to wrap around all of the

    ...more