Book Review: Wait for It by Mariana Zapata

You might think my adventures in Zapata Land were over after Under Locke, but I’d be lying if I said Mariana Zapata isn’t special to me. And that’s how I ended up reading more, and more, and more. And here we are with this book review of Wait for It, a novel that honestly hooked me in the beginning.

(Review contains spoilers.)

Book review Wait for It

Wait for It by Mariana Zapata official cover
Wait for It official cover art

My rating: ★★★ (3/5)

Summary: Diana just moved into a new neighborhood with her two nephews. But her neighbors are a slightly racist old lady with a cat, an aloof hot guy and his troublemaker brother. We follow Diana as she raises her nephews, befriends her neighbors, struggles with parental figures, and falls in love with said aloof neighbor, Dallas.

Genre: Contemporary romance

Audience: Adult

Themes/potential trigger warnings: explicit sex, slut-shaming, racism

A book for slice-of-life fans

There’s nothing special about Wait for It, if you ask me. This is a character-driven book, without a proper plot. It’s not even a romantic comedy since there’s not that much humor or anything that makes the book easier to read. If you end up not liking the main character, you’ll DNF, because seriously… Nothing happens.

There were some endearing moments with Diana and her nephews, but let’s be honest. Diana is a doormat. She whines, she cries, she can’t do much on her own, she throws herself into a fire… Her oldest nephew is a bossy dickhead and, of course, the only other chick who’s actually interested in Dallas behaves like a cartoon character. As if that made Diana more likeable.

The irony of the book title

Since the book is called Wait for It, I was hoping for something different compared to the other Zapata books. All I got was some sort of crossover because a bunch of characters from the previous standalones show up to do absolutely nothing. (They eat or complain about pregnancies.)

But I’m giving a third star to this book for the EPIC, much awaited, fantastically built-up tension (*eye-roll*) that led to our two main characters having sex…

And it lasted 2 minutes because Dallas ejaculated prematurely. I mean, thanks Mariana Zapata for making me laugh and wonder what the hell is Diana doing with this personality-free guy for the umpteenth time. For once, the author tried out a joke that wasn’t poop or fart-related.