Currently Reading: His First, Her Last

The Incredible True Story of an American Lost in the Philippines by  Jonathan Sturak

The Incredible True Story of an American Lost in the Philippines by Jonathan Sturak

I’m done with Jessica Larsen’s A French FairyFail. And I’m moving on to read the book I just received this night as a gift – a copy of Jonathan Sturak’s latest novel. It’s entitled His First, Her Last: The Incredible True Story of an American Lost in the Philippines.

I decided to read this one next because I wanted to know what other people think of our country – their perceptions, experiences during their visit here, among others. I wanted to know the cultural differences, too. So, I thought, what better way to find out than read their thoughts and their first-hand experience?

I’m already done reading the first five chapters of the book and I loved it. Check out the book’s summary below:

About the Book:

Engaged couple Jason and Hazel travel across the world to meet her family in this true story of love and adventure.

The moment Jason steps off the plane in the Philippines, an exotic island caught between the East and the West, the past and the present, grabs hold of this naive American and seduces him with its beauty, its places, and its people. Temptation looms as the best friend of Hazel tests their relationship and touches their souls. A deeply personal account of the conflict of culture between American excess and Philippine poverty, His First, Her Last explores the ability of love to transcend two worlds apart. But after an accident spills blood on the streets of a remote village, the lives of this couple flash before their eyes. Will he escape? Will she survive? Will his first trip be her last?

About the Author:

Jonathan Sturak grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. He is a Penn State University graduate and holds degrees in Computer Science and Film. He currently lives in Las Vegas where he uses the energy of the city to craft stories about life and the human condition. “The Place Called Home,” Sturak’s essay about Eastern European heritage in Northeast PA, was featured on Glass Cases, associate literary agent Sarah LaPolla’s pop culture blog at

Sturak is also a contributing editor at, the premier location for international crime fiction. His debut thriller novel “Clouded Rainbow” was published in December 2009 and has over 100,000 downloads on the Amazon Kindle. New for 2013 are two exciting novels, his crime thriller “Vegas Was Her Name” published by Noir Nation Books, as well as his adventure romance “His First, Her Last: The Incredible True Story of an American Lost in the Philippines.” Sturak keeps updated information on his website at

You can buy the book in Amazon using this link:

His First, Her Last

Happy reading!


3 thoughts on “Currently Reading: His First, Her Last

  1. I also receive review request in my blog for this book 5 days ago and I I accepted the free eBook copy for the same reason as you; wanting to know what the book tells about Philippines. Unfortunately, the book has to wait until I finish what I’m currently reading.

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