Kulti- Mariana Zapata- Review


“Trust me, I’ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.”

When the man you worshipped as a kid becomes your coach, it’s supposed to be the greatest thing in the world. Keywords: supposed to.

It didn’t take a week for twenty-seven-year-old Sal Casillas to wonder what she’d seen in the international soccer icon—why she’d ever had his posters on her wall, or ever envisioned marrying him and having super-playing soccer babies.

Sal had long ago gotten over the worst non-break-up in the history of imaginary relationships with a man that hadn’t known she’d existed. So she isn’t prepared for this version of Reiner Kulti who shows up to her team’s season: a quiet, reclusive, shadow of the explosive, passionate man he’d once been.

Nothing could have prepared her for the man she got to know.

Or the murderous urges he brought out in her.

4 stars

This book has been a fresh experience for me.

1. I know nothing about soccer.

2. I am terrible, terrible at sports.

3. I generally skip sports related books.

I don’t know why I picked up Kulti. It is so different from my usual genre. But it had an alpha male hero, and the blurb appealed to me. The moment I started reading the book, I was hooked. No there wasn’t much action actually to be fair. But something about the slow but steady pace of the book was really soothing.

Reiner Kulti: oh my god I loved him. Few words. Much passion. He was just so.. Kulti. *_*

Salomé Casillas: One of my favorite femae leads. She is so freaking kickass. I never thought I’d like a character who was a sportswoman (because, you see, I am terrible at sports and feel jealous of any girl who is “sporty”), but Sal was totally amazing. No drama, so much passion in her as well, and the way she handled Kulti *hats off*

Writing style: I loved the writing style. Its different. The author cuts scenes at important points, but if she didnt cut it there it would just be another cliched book. And Sal’s narrative is super-cool, even with the slow pace, she manages to keep your attention on the pages.

Storyline: This was the only drawback of the book- its a bit unrealistic. Sal was Kulti’s no.1 fan, do you really get to meet and also end up having a love story with your favorite celebrity? I mean, I get that she was a soccer player too, and their fields collided, but still, c’mon..(I am also a bit jealous here, like, how does Sal get Kulti, and I dont even get to meet Christiano Ronaldo? *rolls eyes at self*)

Buuut everything else made up for this little problem, and truth be told, its not THAT unrealistic as well. In fact, the pace and other incidents in the story are REALLY realistic. Overall, its a book I wont be forgetting very soon.

Have you read it? Do you want to? What’s your opinion about sports related books? Comment below.

In the meantime, happy reading guys! 🙂

– Sripurna ❤

PS: Now I am going to go back to dreaming of Christiano Ronaldo coaching me for a football match. Ya right. XD

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