3 Hot Porn Star Romance Novels and 1 Big Question

Porn Star Romance: Discussion and Recommendations

Short reviews and a discussion…

Recently, the topic in my go-to book discussion group was porn stars in Romance.

Incidentally, this came shortly after I had finished listening to a bunch of books with this trope in preparation for this very post. [... read more]

8 Free Romance Audiobooks You Have to Listen to!

8 Free Must-Read Romance Audiobooks

It’s Valentine’s Day soon, the perfect time to talk about not just any old romance audiobooks, but the very best that you can listen to for free with the Audible Romance Package.

The definitive must-read romance audiobooks! [... read more]

Lingus: Thoughts about Porn?!

Lingus by Mariana Zapata

Review: Lingus

by Mariana Zapata
narrated by Callie Dalton

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[This review contains a mild spoiler (predictable revelation). Proceed at your own risk!]

Jealousy is a common (dare I say popular?) topic in romance novels. So, what happens when a boy and a girl fall in love and the boy then goes to have sex with other women? For money? In front of cameras?

In “Lingus” porn meets romance.

And in this listener’s opinion, it works.

We start out at a porn convention with Kat and her friend, both porn fans. Kat and her circle of friends are mostly likable characters, even though the way they joke with one another is rather crass. Things happen and Kat makes a new friend, Tristan, “adult movie actor”.  Now, where could we possibly go from here?

Well, I can tell you, we neither go straight for Erotica, nor do we dive deeply into comedy. It is actually a slow burning friends-to-lovers kind of story. The audiobook is a solid 10:49h long. That’s a lot of time for story development. Due to the colorful characters it never felt slow or boring though. And while this is a light read/listen it is also entertaining and rather heart-warming. Callie Dalton’s narration really gave the characters life. Her voices, in particular her Tristan voice, were great and her intonations worked well in keeping that balance between funny, heart-warming and sexy.

I would say this is more on the funny/hilarious side compared to The Wall of Winnipeg and Me.

However, this book is only for you if you don’t mind pornography and if you don’t mind taking a look at porn actors as actual people.


Publisher’s summary

Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.



4 out of 5 stars
Only the jokes are crass 😀



Audiobook > Book
I think some things would bother me more in the printed version (the name-calling “among friends”, the nasty comments about porn actresses that aren’t in the circle of friends…). In the audiobook it’s easier to get past that because of the enjoyable narration.


Pick it up here:

Audible audiobook “Lingus”

It is part of the Audible Romance package.


The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

Written by Mariana Zapata
Narrated by Callie Dalton

Publisher’s Summary

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. [... read more]