Saturday, June 28, 2014
#BoxedSet LOVE IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Three Fun-Filled Romances #summerreads
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I've read and enjoyed all three of these fun and sweet books. They deal with love in all the right and maybe wrong places, but have a happy ending. The authors have great voices, one even right as a man (Cover (Story) Girl), but there is a tinge of humor and fun in each book.
Here are my reviews:
[Cover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano]
Way too delightful opposites attract story. Min He and Gio couldn't be more different. He is a staid, solid, if not quite boring museum curator, and she's a colorful mysterious Korean girl prone to fantasies and make believe. But their romance develops despite their differences and each brings color and perspective to the other. Cover (Story) Girl is one of the most enjoyable stories I've read lately and I finished it in a few hours, staying up late into the night. It is also one of the few romances written in the male point of view. You'll come to love Gio, even if you think he's a stick in the mud at the beginning.
I can't wait to read more by this author. I also enjoyed learning about the culture on Boracay Island.
[Vintage Love by Agay Llanera]
What a delightful book. I was sucked in from the very first line, "Life is full of expiration dates."
When Chrissy's favorite grand-aunt, Mama Maring, dies and leaves behind a house full of vintage clothes, collectibles and furniture, Chrissy and her BFF, Bea, decide to hold a rummage sale to raise money for a well deserved vacation.
The two friend meet an arrogant young man, Vince, who looked over Mama Maring's things as if they were fakes trying to rip him off. Chrissy is chagrined that such a beautiful face could be wasted on an ass. However, when they go to consign the rest of the loot, the store they walk into belong to none other than Vince and his father.
Uh oh! I won't give it away except to say that the story is fun to read, the side characters are colorful, Chrissy is a heroine you want to root for, and Vince becomes more endearing as the story goes on.
What I like the most is Miss Llanera's voice and the way she tells the story in a cheerful, humorous manner. I enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting. I definitely will look forward to more stories from Miss Llanera.
[All's Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria]
I've been enjoying light-hearted Filipina romances and this is one of the cutest. Five Cuevas and competing blogger Jesse Ruiz have been invited by the Macau tourism board on a complimentary trip to Macau for publicity purposes. Five takes an instant dislike to the arrogant, stuffy Jesse who exudes superiority with his every gesture. He's the one with the hot shot camera, the expert in advertising, the know-it-all. But things change when Cuevas has a late night fright and ends up in Jesse's room. Not only were they assigned to be travel buddies together, but they enjoy being side-tracked to the less well-traveled areas on Cueva's sister's list, and a super kilig midnight photo shoot in front of an abandoned church.
I've never been to Macau, but after reading this book, I have a hankering to go, especially if I get to be travel buddies with a handsome, sexy blog buddy. The descriptions are awesome, the food is to be inhaled, and the fun adventures make you feel like you're right there with them. It turns out to be a really sweet story and a happy read.
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