Sunday, April 9, 2017

*ARC* Book Review: Better At Weddings Than You by Mina V. Esguerra

Title: Better at Weddings Thank You
Author: Mina V. Esguerra 
Release Date: April 15, 2017 


About The Book: 
(Part of the Chic Manila series, but can be read as a standalone.)

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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About The Author: 
Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance and young adult novellas. She has a bachelor's degree in Communication and a master's degree in Development Communication, put to good use in her work as trainer and content management consultant. Mina lives in Metro Manila, Philippines, with her husband and daughter.

She finds inspiration in the lives and experiences of other people, so the answer to "Is this story based on you?" is always, always "No."

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My Review: 
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an HONEST review. 


                         Confession time, I don't really like the just met and already in love kinda stories but I can't say no when it comes to Mina's books. And like always she did not disappointed me. She really has a knack for writing romance books that would turn non-romantic person into a hopeless romantic. She is really good at making these amazing male protagonist that would ruin everyone and give them a high expectation in looking for men but I am NOT complaining because I need me some Grayson, Oliver, and the newest addition to my list of book boyfriends Aaron.


                        Speaking of which Aaron and Daphne is my new favorite couple that the author has created so far. I like how they complemented each other. I love how Daphne is much more experience in wedding planning and Aaron doesn't feel emasculated by it because I know some men does not want a woman to be more superior to them. Furthermore, I like how the author made sure that the attraction between Daphne and Aaron is more than lust. They have know each in a such a short period time but they have really gotten to know each other. Therefore, the very important lesson in this book is the importance of conversation. The dialogues between Daphne and Aaron is so real and natural. Noting over the top or out of the blue, which makes their characterization more humane and realistic.

                         
                           In addition, the author did presented a norm in our society wherein there is a difference in the expectations towards men and women in terms of wedding or in finding a partner. For women, they have to be married a certain age while for men they don't. And we really need to stop this norm. We have to stop asking women when are they going to get married or if they have a partner already or even telling them that you have to be married soon. Love takes time; you don't force it. My only problem in this book is that it has some dull moments or it has times wherein the pacing is slow. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed this. And I truly recommend this if you want an easy and fun read.
   
   
P.S If you already read this book, we need to talk about the bathtub scene...

P.P.S Congratulations and thank you to Ms. Mina V. Esguerra for giving me the opportunity to read and review your book.

XOXO, 
Isabel 

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