5 Second look at Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata
A Quick Summary
- Ruby starts to write to Aaron via a pen pal to a military service. Things start off rocky, but they become friends.
- Ruby starts to develop feelings for Aaron.
- They meet and Ruby has to find out what she means to the man is loves.
My Take on the Book :
A slow burn with an ok ending. The character and story are good but the payoff after all the build up seemed a bit rushed.
Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata Blurb
The guidelines were simple: one letter or email a week for the length of his or her deployment. Care packages were optional.
Been there, done that. She thought she knew what to expect.
What she didn’t count on was falling in love with the guy.
My Review of Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata
Ruby is a girl looking to start her life. By girl, I do mean girl-woman. She may be 20 something but her words, actions and insecurities show that she is a girl and not quiet a woman. (Yes, Britany) She is kind and kind of stuck in a overbearing relationship with her family. She lets others walk all over her but she is funny, geeky and has a great personality. She does come off as whiny at times and very lost, but weren’t we all like that in our twenties (or yesterday).
Aaron is deployed over seas. He is mostly a regular guy which is a complete one-eighty from the Alpa grumps of Mariana Zapata’s pervious books. He is conditioned himself to hide his feelings and stays in his head alot in the beginning of the book. He is a funny, sweet guy just trying to deal with the things life as thrown at him.
Ruby Santos signed up to write weekly letters to a 28-year-old soldier, Aaron Hall. It was an unconventional start to their friendship but it’s one that grew stronger as each mail, IM, and care package was exchanged and delivered. Their correspondence goes on even after the end of Aaron’s tour, and without even noticing it, they’ve become each other’s best friend—maybe even more for Ruby.
As with all of Mariana Zapata’s books, this is a slow burn. Now, you have been warned. The friendship starts off slow with jokes, puns, banter that is hilarious and fun. Most of this book is delivered in emails, text and written word between the Ruby and Aaron. I know that some people don’t like that and can’t read book that are a series of emails. I didn’t mind this new style from the author. There gradual build of their friendship and feelings. Like her other books, the rest of the story is told in the female lead’s point of view.
Dear Aaron is heartwarming with a fair bit of angst. With so much set up, parts of the end when they finally get to be together felt rushed and off balance from the build up in the beginning.