Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: Better at Weddings Than You by Mina V. Esguerra



There's one quote that hit me "You don't do it because you don't need it, and you've never wanted it badly enough yet."

This was about relationships, and why the two main characters never had been in a long term relationship. Never been in a relationship myself, I can relate well to these two.

When the attraction heats up, Daphne tries to stop herself, because that was one of the reasons why Greg got her. Because he knew that she was just Aaron's type. However, circumstances and of course Aaron pursues for an eventual thing on a holiday.

So this is book is a lot steamier than most (New Year, beach, etc), but still there is still that signature fuzzy feel that I only get whenever I read a MVE sex scene, ahaha! 💟

Okay, so I'm actually a fan of Mina's Chic Manila Series, so when Anton and Julie guest starred here, I was ecstatic. After all, their story (That Kind of Guy) was the last MVE book that I read (early this year). So, am hoping that the next Chic Manila book, we'll get to see Daphne and Aaron, and this just won't be a happy for now.

Blurb:


Daphne Cardenas is the best wedding planner around, and everyone knows it. That’s why her friend Greg hired her as an emergency replacement one month before his wedding—because he fears his fiancée Helen is falling for the guy they first hired for the job.

Aaron Trinidad is new to the wedding industry but years of conference planning and loads of charm make him good at it. Really good at it. Planning the wedding of his friend Helen should be easy, and it is. To be unceremoniously fired isn’t good for his new career, but the chance to learn from the best might be the silver lining.

Aaron and Daphne have chemistry, but there’s history with Helen that at least one other person considers a threat. Who’s the planner who can fix this impending disaster?


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Read: That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra

Synopsis:

Good girl Julie never expected her hot former-player boyfriend to propose marriage. But when he did, she turned him down for reasons even she couldn't figure out. Will she settle for a nice, safe guy instead? Or will she let him find his way back into her carefully guarded heart?




My favorite Mina Esguerra books will always have to be the ones which are of contemporary romance. Why? It's like talking to a friend.

Julie, as she admits, may not have many friends, but she has won me over with her romance with (eh-em) playboy Anton and her friendship with pudgy geek Harry.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Read: Blind Goddess by Anne Holt

A truly great read.

I stumbled upon the second book the series in a sale in our local bookshop, then I luckily found this before I purchased Blessed are those who thirst.  I did not know who the author was. But, just took a shot. Thankful, that I bought both (discounted!) .



Even though it says it is a Hanne Wilhemsen  novel, it is not really just about her. It is not just her thoughts, in fact, the first hundred pages of the book, she seems to be missing. If it wouldn't have been for the (spoiler) accident, I wouldn't have cared about her. But then, as you read through and then read through her thoughts  you wish you knew her more, like her Harley and of course Cecile.

Karen Borg and Peter Sands are another thing that though.

As for the plot... this is about drugs and murder. So, this really (really, really) interested me  (ehem, I don't think I need to emphasize because of the current state of Philippine politics).