Kulti

Kulti

16 hours and 13 minutes ?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 16 hours and 13 minutes ?Trust me, I?ve wanted to punch you in the face a time or five.? W...

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Rose Tyler I thought the same thing, I pictured Kulti as Ballack! I think there wasn't much thought put into where he played as long as it was German and I also…moreI thought the same thing, I pictured Kulti as Ballack! I think there wasn't much thought put into where he played as long as it was German and I also thought of Iker Casillas, but it is a common Spanish name so, possibly a coincidence.
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  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    Dec 20, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

  • Lady Heather
    Mar 31, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

    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 he...

    3 stars Even though this book was so sloooow I liked this more 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 buil...

    "You are my equal, my partner, my teammate, my best friend." - *sigh* my heart <3 I?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 rea...

    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. M...

    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 more 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 ...

  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    Mar 22, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

  • Didi
    Mar 27, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

  • sraxe
    May 31, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

  • ღFloღ the coffee addict
    Jun 13, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

  • Jennifer Kyle
    Jun 20, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

  • Karla
    Jun 03, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

  • Christy
    Oct 30, 2015

    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 ...

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    Apr 30, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

  • Mo
    May 27, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

  • Stacey is Sassy
    Jan 02, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

  • ♥Sharon♥
    May 27, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

  • Beverly
    Jan 12, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

  • Ana
    Nov 25, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

  • Mysza
    May 29, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    May 28, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 19, 2017

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

  • Ingela
    Mar 05, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

    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 he...

    3 stars Even though this book was so sloooow I liked this more 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 buil...

    "You are my equal, my partner, my teammate, my best friend." - *sigh* my heart <3 I?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 rea...

    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. M...

    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 more 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 ...

    Review written March 8, 2016 4.7 Stars - My new 2016 m/f favorite. A good and fun contemporary novel and a wonderful slowly developed romance story. Simply hugely great! I read some enthusiastic reviews about Mariana Zapata's newly released CR book this last weekend. I then check...

  • Saffron
    May 30, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

  • Candace
    Feb 01, 2017

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

  • Tessa Bailey
    Aug 22, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

    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 he...

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    May 30, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Jodi Bibliophile
    Mar 01, 2017

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

    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 he...

    3 stars Even though this book was so sloooow I liked this more 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 buil...

    "You are my equal, my partner, my teammate, my best friend." - *sigh* my heart <3 I?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 rea...

  • ◆ Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$ ◆
    Dec 20, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

  • [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
    Aug 07, 2015

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

    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 he...

    3 stars Even though this book was so sloooow I liked this more 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 buil...

  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:  A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    Jul 04, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

    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 he...

    3 stars Even though this book was so sloooow I liked this more 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 buil...

    "You are my equal, my partner, my teammate, my best friend." - *sigh* my heart <3 I?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 rea...

    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. M...

    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 more 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 ...

    Review written March 8, 2016 4.7 Stars - My new 2016 m/f favorite. A good and fun contemporary novel and a wonderful slowly developed romance story. Simply hugely great! I read some enthusiastic reviews about Mariana Zapata's newly released CR book this last weekend. I then check...

    When you want to read a romantic slow burner no violence and no insta-love Mariana Zapata is your author. I'm not saying I don't enjoy instant attraction, but I also like to see the couple falling slowly into each other and get to know them. Good job on this one Mrs Zapata. ...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Jan 14, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

  • Wendy
    Feb 23, 2016

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...

    First Read 6/15-18/15 Re read 12/15 Re read 12/-01-05/17 ...

    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.? ...

    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 thi...

    03/07/2016 -- Re-read this recently and enjoyed it as much as the original read last year. 03/26/2015 -- Original read Very 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 togethe...

    Now I get it I 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. S...

    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, ...

    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 he...

    3 stars Even though this book was so sloooow I liked this more 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 buil...

    "You are my equal, my partner, my teammate, my best friend." - *sigh* my heart <3 I?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 rea...

    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. M...

  • Shannon Moore
    Dec 04, 2017

    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 ...

    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 h...

    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 voll...

    4 Slooooooow Strong Stars So 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"...

    Check out more of my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com I'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 stor...

    "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-ye...

    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...

    10+++++ STARS!!!!! I haven't read a book in awhile that has left me so affected, so happy, so...GAH! 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...

    4 STARS Boy 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 ...

    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 dragging...or how the ridiculous amount...

    5 **Fuball** 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. ...

    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...

    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 n...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 li...

    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,...