Apr 04, 2020
Kulti
Posted by Mariana Zapata

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 27 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 marr 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 27 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 who 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.

  • Title: Kulti
  • Author: Mariana Zapata
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Kulti 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

    Christy

    5 German Chocolate Cake stars He was my coach And I was his friend Or something like that OMG THIS BOOK Kulti is one of those books that has been sitting on my TBR soon pile for months and months I never found the time to read it, then I saw it was on audio so I made the time I ve read 14 books so far this year and it is by far the BEST book I ve read so far My first 5 star read of the year Kulti is a soccer book, but it s so much than that It s fun, heartwarming and all around fantastic Kulti [...]


    Mo

    I loved this one, just loved it First off, I love football that is soccer to a lot of you I love the World Cup, the Champions League, The UEFA Championships I was the girl who stood in the pissing rain at Terryland Park to watch Galway United because my then boyfriend, now husband, supported the team The FA Cup Final is on this weekend and I will be glued to it, even though I don t support either team in the finalHe annoyed me, but I was also annoyed with myself for letting his attitude bother m [...]


    Ana

    A well known fact about me I can t play sports I am the least athletic person you ll ever meet I hated gym class with a passion I also have an irrational fear of balls Don t laugh, it s a real condition It s called sfairesphobia In elementary school, I d been forced to play volleyball And it went something like thisWorking out has never been my strong suit Basically the only thing I can do is That is the extent of my exercise.However, I know a thing or two about sports My mom was always very ath [...]


    Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads

    4 Slooooooow Strong StarsSo not gonna lie, I went into this book completely blind I didn t read any other reviews on this before starting which is typical for me Shit, I didn t even read the blurb which is NOT typical for me All I know is that I was packing my kindle for my recent vacation and this book was kind of like that random extra bottle of full size conditioner you throw in your suitcase right before heading out the door, because you just know that little bullshit travel size is just NOT [...]


    Candace

    Check out of my reviews at bookaddicthavenI ve had this book sitting on my TBR for a long time I had put off reading it for a few reasons, but the most notable reasons being that 1 I am not a sports fan at all and I was worried I wouldn t enjoy it since this story was centered on two athletes and 2 I was worried that I d be disappointed after reading so many fantastic reviews for this book Now that I ve read it, I can say that neither of those concerns ended up coming to fruition.I listened to [...]


    Mysza

    Every single thing that has ever happened in my life has led me here, Sal Destiny is a ladder, a series of steps that takes you where you re supposed to go I am the man that I am, and I have done the things that I ve done, to get me to you The story is about twenty seven year old Sal Casillas, who is a professional football or soccer for some of you player Throughout her child and teenage years, she had a big crush on now retired German player Reiner Kulti, he was the reason she started training [...]


    Jennifer Kyle

    4.5 Stars He was my coach And I was his friend Or something like that Truth be told, I m not a huge soccer fan but I played sports in my early years so reading about a professional female player is a total win for me This sports theme book is centered around a full soccer season taking our heroine and her new coach through a slow building friendship to Sal, our heroine is a professional soccer player who finds out that her team s new assistant coach will be none other than Reiner Kulti Kulti is [...]


    Didi

    10 STARS I haven t read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, soGAH I LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT I m feeling particularly confused right now because I want to say so much but I don t know how So to save time and space, I ll point out what I loved, adored, gobbled up so much 1 SOCCER, SOCCER, SOCCER Love that sport The World Cup It s a Holiday at my house where everything can wait until The Game is over Many books are soccer related, right Sure, but not like this This felt li [...]


    ◆ Anna"s ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆

    4 STARSBoy this was.Long Really, really LONG And slow But I liked it I liked it A LOT Because, let me quote from the book What a fucking douche bag I m not going to lie I was struggling in the beginning until I reached the 30% mark and then finally, finally the story caught my interested Sal is a likable heroine and although I admire her strength, I didn t connect with her one hundred percent But Kulti He isPERFECT.It s amazing how realistically the author portrays the slow development of their [...]


    Saffron

    5 Million Stars I am fine.I am okay No wait.Jesus This is epic, you guys Epic I have been having shitty luck with books lately Even if I like something I don t love it I only see flaws How the story is draggingor how the ridiculous amount of fillers are getting on my nervese stupid, cliched plot twistsblahblahblahIt s like I am cursed or somethingIn the midst of chaos, I found this little gem I am a big reader like you all And sometimes reading takes up all of my time so I don t have time for re [...]


    ღFloღ the coffee addict

    5 Fu ball STARS He was my coach And I was his friend Or something like that What a fantastic read A phenomenally written friends to lovers story surrounding a female soccer player and her new coach a retired professional player, an icon and he is German If you don t know, that happens to be my nationality and we like our football So it was a foregone conclusion that I would love this just because of the premise alone Add to that a brilliantly developed friendship, top notch bickering and fightin [...]


    LolaReviewer

    What an adventure Almost six hundred pages long I feel like I know Sal inside and out God, I haven t read a book this voluminous in a long time, because I lack patience But surprisingly, I didn t mind taking my time with this one Every chapter was a new surprise I enjoyed the genuine writing style It was not at all pretentious I wouldn t say it was incredibly lyrical either In fact, it was pretty repetitive when you think about it, but it was so accessible I was always in the mood for it.Sports [...]


    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

    Oh My So many lessons learnt reading Kulti Sociopaths have a soft spot for blinking A lot 34 times for Kulti to be exact, and 86 times total Now that s a bit much, don t you think For the first time ever, my eyes twitched at the recurrent use of the same words to name a character Someone save me from The German Like please This is getting old There are such things as too much vague adjectives to describe eyes Light colored , warm colored whatever THAT means , just make a point already No, Sal, y [...]


    Beverly

    O.M.G this book, for real, I absolutely loved it When I started this massive audio, well by massive I mean 16 plus hours I was worried I would get bored I thought there is no way I am going to love this, but I had to give it a shot I mean a professional soccer player and coach relationship, a 13 year age difference, forbidden love it s like it was written for me This was like the best dream and the worst nightmare all wrapped into one beautiful package.I quickly got lost in the world of Sal and [...]


    Sophia Triad

    This book goes straight to the shelf with my favorite books because it combines three of the things that I value most in life 1 FOOTBALL2 TRUE LOVE and3 FATEFirst of all, I love football Or soccer, as it is called on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean I think that it is the bestest sport that has been created on the face of Earth.And you may think that I will tell you now a heartbreaking story about my childhood, how I used to go to the stadium and watch my favorite team kick ass every Sunday [...]


    Wendy"sThoughts

    5 Schnecke Stars and any other you may want to personally add I have started this review a few times since reading had a review halfway done and then in editing lost it What else is new you have all heard it before The next time I sat and just thought about all of the amazing feelings and memories this book brought home to me Before I go into my personal review, please take a moment read the reviews which brought me to this amazing reading experience The following reviews en capsule all of the f [...]


    Rachel Reads Ravenously

    3.5 Pumpernickel stars You are my best friend, my love, my playmate and my teammate You ll have a team with me wherever we are, with whatever we re playing At the age of 7 Sal developed a crush on a 19 year old German soccer player that would forever affect her life Coming from a soccer family, she knew she would play but the superstar Kulti is what inspired her to go pro with the sport Fast forward 20 years later, and Kulti is no longer Sal s idol In fact he injured her brother in another game [...]


    Shannon Moore

    HOW DID I JUST READ THIS NOW How did I come this far in my life without Sal and Kulti WTF guys Why weren t you throwing this book at me for the past two years xo I think it s time to go on a Mariana binge What should I try next I ve read Wall of Winnipeg and Rhythm, Chord and Malykhin See you all on the other side 3


    Karla

    First Read 6 15 18 15 Re read 12 15 Re read 12 01 05 17


    UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

    Full review now posted Every single thing that has ever happened in my life has led me here, Sal Destiny is a ladder, a series of steps that takes you where you re supposed to go I am the man that I am, and I have done the things that I ve done, to get me to you Kulti is one of those difficult to review books, not because there s anything wrong with it but because there is just so much right with it There are so many things to gush about, so many things I want to share with you, but I won t depr [...]


    ♥Sharon♥

    I m a little late showing up to the I Love Kulti party but hey better late than never right I remember when it came out over a year ago because so many of my GR friends were reading it and coming to the same conclusion Absolutely loving it Why on earth did I not read this book sooner There are so many 5 stars reviews and even 10 star reviews that sing its praises I m not sure what I can add so I will keep it simple.I LOVED HIM Reiner Kulti was rough around the edges but had a heart of gold Those [...]


    Michelle [Helen Geek]

    03 07 2016 Re read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year.03 26 2015 Original readVery engaging You know what I like and rarely get Those romances that are slow burning They have two people Just people, but circumstances bring them together and it evolves over time These are the stories I really like When I hear one is available, I snap it up This book, just so happened to be written by an author I found last year and really enjoyed so a huge plus for me.Not perfect, [...]


    Stacey is Sassy

    Now I get itI knew about Kulti I had read Under Locke by Mariana Zapata and really, really enjoyed it When I heard that she had a new book coming out I was really excited Then the whispers started It s a sllloooowwww burn romance and it s about a female soccer player Screeching to a halt Say what Then, I started asking questions so, how slow are we talking Answer Really, really slow A female in sports is she butch don t judge, it was my first thought No, definitely not butch, determined, hard w [...]


    sraxe

    I love slow burn novels When a novel builds up to the eventual consummation, I feel it s so much sweeter That s why I m disappointed with how much I disliked this While it picks up in the second half, it s hard to forget how the first half dragged and felt like a chore In the end, the pay off felt sub par at best I needed something a bit spectacular after enduring pages of food names and poop both of which would ve been funny in moderation, but were killed with overuse , the German, and other i [...]


    Tessa Bailey

    New favorite author Hands down I m sure I can t say anything original here, because everyone loves this book, but I have to TRY Because this book made me feel so many things It was stellar One Zapata s ability to really, honestly make me believe the heroine has no idea the hero would literally perish at her feet for a single touch s mind blowing And very difficult to pull off, especially when her heroines are so damn smart and emotionally mature It makes the moment where they admit their feeling [...]


    [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥

    3 starsEven though this book was so sloooow I liked this than a lot of the books I ve been reading recently The heroine, Sal, was at times annoying with the way she questions herself and the pooping eyeroll but at the same time I really liked her humour.I love slow build romance but I think the book could have started off at halfway and you still wouldn t have missed anything special I was going to give this 4 stars because their relationship was well developed but their romance lacked sexual t [...]


    Wendy

    Re read 8 20 17 Still absolutely love the shit out of this book and I still have a major girl crush going on I can honestly say that this book has been the best I ve read this year so far It was absolutely awesome It s hard for me to explain why I loved it so much Maybe it was the great writing style It could also be, because of the amazing characters I loved Sal and Kulti, but I also really Sal s father and her friends The character build was really good.One of the other reasons I loved this bo [...]


    Jodi Bibliophile

    You are my equal, my partner, my teammate, my best friend sigh my heart 3I m not ashamed to admit right here and now that the second I finished this book I held it against my chest and cried.I am full of emotions right now I m so incredibly happy that I read this story and met these characters but so sad because it s all over.I would just like to point out that after reading only two books by Mariana Zapata she literally has hit one of my all time favourite authors ever.For real this author is i [...]


    Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder"s Pet ✘

    Want romance Re read 24.02.2018I still like this one, though perhaps not as much as I did the first time reading it, but oh well Also, I have forgotten how long this book was So slow burn and forever taking Barely no romance at all, though we get a great friendship build up that you just know will turn to love The professional league football soccer forward player for the Pipers, Salom Sal home state sweetheart Callisas 27 was still awesome, kind and loyal And retired football soccer player and [...]


    Lady Heather

    5 fantastic stars A few things went through my mind when I finished this book 1 Wow, what an AMAZING story 2 Why is this author not well known 3 Why the hell haven t I read her work before now This story was so well written, and the character development was SO good that you could have sworn that these characters were real I loved Sal and Reiner s characters Reiner is a retired soccer legend who has been hired to be the assistant coach for Sal s women s professional soccer team.Sal knows who ex [...]



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