It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #2 || February 27, 2017

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date where everybody gets to share what they are presently and about to read during the week.


I don’t hate Mondays and I’m happy to say that Mondays and I have always been in good terms. However, this particular Monday, 27th of February, in this particular week, seems a little bit off for me. I have so so so much work to do; and so so so many more stuff to fix about my life in general! Gee. I’m so tired already just thinking about EVERYTHING!!! Anyway, enough of my little rant. 🙂 I’ll just be having a quick check in as to what’s in store for me this week, reading-wise. 🙂 At least this part of my life is exciting 😉


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Nemesis (n.)
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.


So I am currently reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and my goodness, I am loving each word that comes out of this book! This is just the refresher I need coming from a week-long slump! It seems like after having a very successful reading month last January, everything went downhill when February started! Ha!  But then I get this precious in my little hands and everything is right in the world again! 🙂

I’m currently halfway through it and I can’t imagine it ending already! Just thinking about closing the last page already makes me really really sad! Overly dramatic, yeah. It’s just I’m so so in love with Josh and Lucy and the slow burn hate to love relationship that’s going on between them. I can’t say much yet, y’know, but things are really looking up! Never a dull moment, and I can’t wait to see what happens next! ❤



Have you guys read The Hating Game? Let’s talk about what you thought about it in the comments below! 🙂

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Book Talk: Learning to Fall by Mina V. Esguerra

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Learning To Fall is my second #romanceclass novel, and I am so glad and happy to say, you guys, that Filipino authors are definitely here to stay!

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Avid reader and art student Steph is participating in a monthly blog challenge to Live Like Fiction, and this was the task for October. When Grayson, former co-captain of her university rugby team, walks into her class, she knows it’s meant to be – she has to go out with this guy. Even if she’s never been attracted to big, hunky, athletic types. With Grayson’s “player” reputation off the field, Steph thinks he’ll be good for one date that’ll be worth blogging about, and that’s it.

But you know how it goes: Soon, it becomes more than just one date – and Steph and Grayson are caught up in “living like fiction.” How long can they keep playing their roles before reality steps in? Check it out in Goodreads here.

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Learning To Fall is the third book in Mina Esguerra’s Spoltlight series, but can be read as a stand alone, like how I did! It follows the story of Steph, a book blogger (aaah, so so close to home!) who is participating in a monthly book challenge. For the month October, the challenge was to  “Go out with a stereotypical romance novel hero WHO ISN’T YOUR TYPE.” And since she is sooo NOT into athletic and hunky men, she knew she would be dating Greyson Price the very first moment she laid her eyes on him.

Greyson Price, however, is not your typical kind of jock. Being the co-captain of the rugby team, you would expect him to be all air and confidence, with girls all swooning over him. Greyson, though, like I said, is not your typical sporty guy. He is very reserved, you almost know nothing against him. He likes taking control of things and I would go on to say that he’s almost very perfectionist. I really like this portrayal of him, but I guess at some point in the book, it kind of back fired for me. I was at that point where I can’t see and feel things through him anymore. He’s such a very private and controlled character that I definitely had to make an effort to get into his head.

This, however, did not lessen the beauty of this book. I loved every single scene where Steph was contemplating about the stuff she’ll do for blog. The little excerpts from her posts are really cute and entertaining. Again, so very close to home. ❤

If you are a book blogger, then I definitely definitely recommend this. It was such a cute little book, and you will just breeze through it. Don’t get fooled by the length, though, because it contains really cute and romantic scenes that will just leave you smiling and swooning. 🙂

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Overall. I am giving it 4 starsIt was a fun and light read, and I can’t wait to get into Mina Esguerra’s other works! 🙂 


Have you read Learning to Fall? How did you find it? Other #romanceclass novels you recommend? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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WWW Wednesdays #2 | February 15th

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words where you just have to answer the three W-questions! 🙂 It’s some sort of a quick reading update, too!

The 3 W’s are:

  1. What are you currently reading? 
  2. What did you recently finish reading? 
  3. What do you think you’ll read next? 

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I am currently reading Learning To Fall by Mina Esguerra, a #romanceclass novel. This year, I have made it a point to read more works of Filipino authors, and am by far enjoying!

Check it out on Goodreads here!


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I just finished reading Ana Tejano’s Keep the Faith, again a #romanceclass novel. here as I participated in its blog tour 🙂 I greatly enjoyed this one too, and without a second thought gave it a perfect 5 star rating! Everything here is just so natural and sweet!

Check it out on Goodreads here!


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I honestly have no idea about what to read next. I have so many titles in my list that I don’t know where to start! Any of following, maybe?


What are you guys reading? Just finished reading? And your plans to read this week? Let’s talk in the comments below! 🙂

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Blog Tour Review: Keep the Faith by Ana Tejano

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Hola, lovely readers of this blog! As you all know, one of my 2017 resolutions is to actually read more works by Filipino authors. I have long been seeing the #romanceclass hashtag in Book Twitter but for some reason, I’m always skipping the events. I knew it must be changed in 2017, though, and I am starting by participating in this blog tour!

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As a community development worker, Faith was quite familiar with heartbreak and recovery after all the time she spent on disaster relief missions. So when her five-year relationship ends right before she left for a mission trip to a typhoon-stricken town in Iloilo, she tries not to make a big deal out of it. How can she be broken up about a breakup when she’s with people who literally lost everything?

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But now that she’s back, all Faith wants is for her life to go back to normal and have people stop looking at her with pity. Never mind that she still has a lot of questions about the breakup, or that she feels a tiny ache every time her ex comes up in conversations. She’s okay now, and happily distracted by Nico Tamayo, the attractive new guy at work.

With new possibilities in the horizon, Faith thinks she is well on her way to moving on. But when her past comes calling back to her, will all the good things in her present be enough to keep her on the path? Or will she finally learn that there was more to heartbreak and recovery than what she knows?

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5 out of 5! 7 out of 7! 10 out of 10! 100 out of 100! You name it. Perfect. Hands down!

Well, what can I say, this book made me feel all the feels. I felt like my very own story was unfolding right before my very eyes! Keep the Faith is a beautiful tale of love, loss, hope, and ultimately, faith.

Faith, the main character, is moving on from a break-up with her long time boyfriend. 5 years to be exact. You may say she’s in a quite vulnerable state, because really, who throws away 5 years just like that? So the story unfolds when after her breakup, Faith arrives from a community development project from a faraway province, and finds in her table, the sleeping and so ruggedly handsome Nico Tamayo.

Nico, on the other hand, is probably one of the most mysterious personalities I have encountered thus far. He’s rugged and quiet and you’ll never imagine him to be a community worker. I especially loved that he is a family person too, which was highlighted wth how he was taking care of his younger sister an all. ❤ Really, there’s no other way but to fall for him!

Faith and Nico’s friendship had a cute little start and as a reader, it was a good bonus because things aren’t forced. In fact, nothing in this book is ever forced. I felt like everything just unfolded very naturally, like how things happen in real life. Maybe that’s why I related to Faith so much, and fell for Nico so much more 🙂

There were so many moments that I teared up a little, my heart touched by the little stuff Nico does for Faith, and the other way around. Everything here is just too real that it can happen to you, me, to anyone, really.

If you are looking for a light read, but with rich content and one that will definitely move you, I definitely recommend Keep the Faith. For people who never lose hope, faith, and the will to love again despite all the hurt, this one is for you, for us.

Overall, I’m giving it a perfect rating! I know I’m in a great start with my #romanceclass bookventure!

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About the Author

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Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a communications manager for a payroll outsourcing firm, and serves in CFC Singles for Christ in every other time that she doesn’t spend reading or sleeping. She lives in Metro Manila and is also known by another name in her other circles (but it’s not a secret identity, really).

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