April 30, 2012

Book Review: Until There Was You

Title: Until There Was You
Author: Kristan Higgins

     Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend - sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking.something like Liam Murphy.
     When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he's back, sending Posey's traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas..

Genre: Romance

April 28, 2012

Book Review: Bet Me

Title: Bet Me
Author: Jennifer Crusie

Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairly tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans, and it's not long before Min and Cal are dealing with a jealous ex-boyfriend, Krispy Kreme donuts, a determined psychologist, chaos theory, a freakishly intelligent cat, Chicken Marsala, and more risky propositions that either one of them ever dreamed of. Including the biggest gamble of all--true love.

Genre: Romance

Book Review: Not Quite a Husband

Title: Not Quite a Husband
Author: Sherry Thomas

     Their marriage lasted only slightly longer than the honeymoon - to no one's surprise, not even Bryony Asquith's. A man as talented, handsome, and sought after by society as Leo Marsden couldn't possibly want to spend his entire life with a woman who rebelled against propriety by becoming a doctor. Why, then, three years after their annulment and half a world away, does he track her down at her clinic in the remotest corner of India? 
     Leo has no reason to think Bryony could ever forgive him for the way he treated her, but he won't rest until he's delivered an urgent message from her sister - and fulfilled his duty by escorting her safely back to England. But as they risk their lives for each other on the journey home, will the biggest danger be the treacherous war around them - or their rekindling passion?

April 23, 2012

Book Review: London's Perfect Scoundrel

Title: London's Perfect Scoundrel (The second book in the Lessons in Love series)
Author: Suzanne Enoch

     The ton gossips call him "Saint" -- but the Marquis of St. Aubyn has well earned his reputation as London's perfect scoundrel. Evelyn Ruddick knows she should avoid him at all costs -- but the strikingly beautiful lady wants to aid the children of the Heart of Hope Orphanage, and he heads the board of trustees. Evie is determined to teach the charming, arrogant man a lesson in compassion, but it won't be so easy -- especially since his touch is setting her desire aflame, making Evie yearn to submit to his passionate instruction ... The idea of joining in her "project" is unthinkable, but this enchantress refuses to give up! So what else is there for a self-respecting rake to do but seduce the lady? Yet soon it is he who is being seduced by Evie's tender heart and fiery blushes. Could the temptation of long, passionate nights in her arms bring about the impossible? Could the disreputable Saint at long last be reformed?

April 17, 2012

Book Review: Glitter Baby

Title: Glitter Baby
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

     Fluer Savager stares out from the covers of the world's most glamorous magazines. Hollywood loves her, men adore her. So why does she leave it all behind?
     The answer is buried in a French convent -- in her childhood. Secrets lurk there -- secrets she must unearth before someone else does. The question is, can she?

"Poignant and triumphant." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
Genre: Romance

April 15, 2012

The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks - Book Review

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THE BEST OF ME is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.

April 9, 2012

Book Review: I've Got Your Number

Title: I've Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella

     I've lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus's family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I've lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive :) !!
     Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her 'happily ever after' begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
     Well, perfect except that the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.
     What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other's lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

Genre: Romance

Thoughts on the Book:
     Oh well, another Sophie Kinsella. What do you expect? As usual, the book is hilariously funny (as in super funny). I love the characters. Very very real. Though their meet-cute story sounds cliche, I still find it cute. I like how they exchange emails and SMS between each other.
     One of the funniest part in this books is when Poppy sang in front of Mr. Yamasaki. She kept repeating his name and sang it to the tune of Single Ladies. I felt Poppy's humiliation but I find it so funny that I was laughing so hard.
     If you're looking for a book that can put a big smile on your face and will you laugh out loud then this book is for you. You'll surely love Sam Raxton and Poppy Wyatt.

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green

     Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. 
     Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

April 7, 2012

Movie Review: Hello Stranger

What's The Movie About?
Inspired by Korean culture and entertainment that fluxed around Asia, the film tells a love story of a guy and a girl who destined to meet in Seoul during their private trip to Korea.
  • The movie was a meet-cute story. The girl and the boy were alone travelling and met at Korea accidentally. Every time I remember this movie, I smile. I feel nostalgic and the emotions I felt while I watched the movie comes rushing to me. So since this is one of my favorite Thai movies, I convinced my nieces (who were on a vacation in our town) to watch this. I have to stop myself from spilling what will happen next because I don't want to spoil their moment. So this is my second time watching it but I still love it! I really really love this movie. 
  • The guy was freaking hilarious! I love his character. Though he didn't have balls to just tell the truth to his girlfriend the soonest possible time. He's super cute. Who wouldn't find those cute chinky eyes, and his perfectly white teeth when he shots his sheepish smile? Well, I did some googling and found out that his name is Chunthawit Thanasewi.  He's 29 years old but he doesn't like his age. He looks younger. 

  • He looks like Christian Bautista / Robi Domingo / John Medina a.k.a. James Ocampo in Walang Hanggan.



  • This movie is really worth your time. You can watch it alone, or with your boyfriend, or with your friends. You'll surely enjoy it. I love the ending though it's unexpected. It's entitled Hello Stranger after all.

April 6, 2012

Book Review: Sleeping Arrangements

Title: Sleeping Arrangements
Author: Madeleine Wickham (Sophie Kinsella)

    Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain - perfect. Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife Amanda seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he'll have a chance to bond with them on holiday. His old friend Gerard has lent them a luxury villa in Spain - perfect. Both families arrive at the villa and realise the awful truth - Gerard has double-booked. What no-one else realises is that Chloe and Hugh have a history; and as tensions rise within the two families, old passions resurface. It seems that Gerard's 'accidental' double booking may not be an accident after all... 

Genre: Romance

Book Review: Forever Mine

Title: Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes

     Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno. 
     Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl. 
     With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?