Book Review: What Kind of Day by Mina V. Esguerra

What Kind of Day (Six 32 Central, #1)What Kind of Day by Mina V. Esguerra

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of 5 stars

When I read What Kind of Day‘s synopsis, I knew I had to read this book (I was absolutely horrified for Ben).

What Kind of Day tells the story of Ben and Naya and well, their respective career crisis. Ben is a speechwriter for a Philippine senator (or at least until that day when he accidentally joined Naya’s city tour because unfortunately, he got fired!) while Naya makes a living from her passion and that’s guiding people through Metro Manila’s scenic and historic spots. Anyway, when Ben got fired from his job, he accidentally stepped inside Naya’s tour van thinking it was his shuttle ride home.

And this is what I love about Mina V. Esguerra’s writings, it’s not the usual girl-meets-boy, they fall in love, then there’s drama, then the couple resolves their conflict, and then they lived happily-ever-after. I’m not saying there’s something wrong with that, I’m not saying that. In fact, writing structures and romance formula exists for a good reason. It’s just that Mina writes likable characters with real-life problems making their story relatable and yes, unforgettable. I’m pretty sure at one point in our life we all had career problems, maybe we lost our job like Ben (oh, no!), maybe we got disillusioned like Naya, or maybe we don’t know what to do anymore because we got bored with what we were doing and it’s no longer challenging. Oh, and I learned something, too: make good days. I love that advice. 😍

That being said, here’s to Mina’s next book. Cheers!

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Cover Reveal: Like Nobody’s Watching by Tara Frejas

LNW-Reveal-Front.jpgGenre: Contemporary Romance / NA
Release Date: October 24, 2017
Book Cover Design: Miles Tan
Photography: Chi Yu Rodriguez
Model: Fred Lo


It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings.

If there’s something Pio Alvez is good at, it’s pretending to be someone he’s not. On stage and on-screen, the actor has mastered the art of becoming the characters he plays, and his new role should be no different. After all, how difficult would it be to pretend to be smitten with a beautiful, intelligent go-getter like Audrey Alonzo?

Perhaps it’s more difficult pretending not to be.

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About the Author

Tara Frejas is a cloud-walker who needs caffeine to fuel her travels. When she’s not on work mode, she keeps herself busy by weaving her daydreams into stories.

Aside from her obvious love affair with words and persistent muses, Tara is very passionate about being caffeinated, musical theatre, certain genres of music, dancing, dogs, good food, and romancing Norae, her ukelele. She owns a male bunny named Max who sometimes tries to nibble on her writing notes.

Fun fact: She’s a Piscean. Go figure.

A Friend in Need

JessicaHey, guys! My friend, author Jessica Larsen, is currently in need of financial help. She was deported from Norway last year and because of this, she and her husband had to move to Spain. As a result, my friends lost their business—their source of livelihood—and now they’re in a financial bind, prompting them to raise funds online.

Jess and Einar along with their kid, Orion, are currently in Sweden so they could be nearer to Norway where Einar’s 97-year-old mom resides. This way, it would be easier for Einar to visit his mom and he could follow up Jess’s papers. Currently they are living with a Filipina and her husband in Sweden in exchange with Einar assisting said Filipina’s husband at work. But they have to come back to Spain this coming September once Jess’s travel paper expires and the thing is that they have no place to live. They lived in their car for a time before this because they are unable to afford rent. In addition to food and a place to stay, they also wish to bring Einar’s mom to Sweden because she has yet to see her nine-month-old grandson. 20170227_151916

Thank you for reading this blog post, guys. Jessica and Einar are good people simply hit by hard times. Jess is a sweet friend, always sending me books and cards. She also sent my sister, Ate Mae, a letter and a card to encourage her to undergo an operation. On top of that, she’s someone who’s always willing to listen to other people’s troubles and help in every way she can. In fact, she’s helped me in so many ways in the past and although she’s not expecting for anything in return, I’d really like to help them in my own way as well.

To help them out and to know more about their story, click here. If you’d rather send your help via PayPal, you may do so here.

Thank you, again. May your help return to you in tenfold.