Did the title catch your attention? Read on to know who's the luck girl!
My v/blogger friends Dianne from Oops, I Read a Book Again!, Sab from Sab The Book Eater and Salve from Cuckoo For Books have been tweeting/instagramming about #RomanceClass for quite some time now. Not that I am ignoring them, I just couldn't find it in my heart to attend events because a) ADULTING IS FUCKING MY SOCIAL LIFE b) I am so skeptical, initimidated and afraid that I might not enjoy the books *again* c) I want to promote Filipino Authors but I don't have the confidence in me yet because I tried some novels in the past but I didn't like them one bit. Promoting something I love is my thing so it has been true hard to be involved in something I don't tuly enjoy. I don't want that to happen again so I just watched and envied from afar.
These past couple of weeks though, Sab was reading something and her Goodreads updates really caught my heart. I've eluded these books because I was just too afraid to be disappointed again but I felt like it's time, I told myself I will give it one more push. Then the hunt started. I was aiming to get Dawn Lanuza's books because there's this weird thug in my gut that tells me it is going to be THE book!
@dawnlanuza FOUND THE LAST PIECE IN @nbsalert GLO 1 WOOOHOOOOOO! ❤❤❤ AM SO EXCITED! pic.twitter.com/XuamUER3Oh— Kate Mason-McNulty ▲ (@BookishBlurber) December 14, 2016
I read it the next day and MY GAAAADDDDDD! I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS RIGHT IN MY LIFE!! I LOVED IT SO SO MUCH I AM OBSESSED! I knew it, I knew damn well this is the correct door for me. So definitely watch out for my review - I am just cracking my knuckles, doing some stretching and waiting for all the words to come so I can post it.
@dawnlanuza LOOOOOOKIE WHAT @anvilpublishing SENT MEEEE OMGGGGGGG HAPPY IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT ❤❤❤ ASDFGHJKL!!!! pic.twitter.com/cPVYgumWjd— Kate Mason-McNulty ▲ (@BookishBlurber) December 22, 2016
After reading The Boyfriend Backtrack, I immediately requested for What About Today. I've finished reading it and what do you know? I ENJOYED THIS ONE VERY MUCH, TOO. My review will be up soon but just to give you an idea, this has a Jennifer E. Smith feel to it. Cute story happened in just a short span of time and what I liked most about this one? Friendship development! Okay I will stop now am sorry~~ *zips mouth*
I practically fell in love with Dawn's writing. (Her writing is the lucky girl!) It's the perfect timing for me to have devoured her writing because this is the one I am looking for right now and I feel like Dawn wrote TBB for me (weird I know but I also know you get that feeling sometimes when you really really connected to a character/story). I NEEDED THIS. Her writing has the perfect blend of everything I enjoy: romance, humor, heartache, joy (and the right amount of sexy! HELLO, CHASEEEEEE!). Her books opened this amazing door for me and introduced me to other Filipino NA/YA Authors I would never dare read because of *my* fear (it's not them okay IT IS ME ME ME). Dawn is now officially added to my Auto-Buy Authors and thank you Dawn for being approachable, kind and accommodating! Thank you for your words! Know that your stories bring colors to such dull life!
I am absolutely thrilled to start reading and hoarding more books from Filipino Romance Class Authors. Currently looking forward to buying books of Jay E. Tria, Claire Du (HELLO MY DEAR FRIEND *waves*), Six Delos Reyes and Carla De Guzman among others.
This is going to be a fantastic journey, I know it.
#romanceclass for the win!