Go Ahead--Judge It By Its Cover

Chrissie Peria's All's Fair in Blog and War was the first piece published under Mina Esguerra's #romanceclass--a good thing 'cause it pretty much set the bar for the succeeding novellas.

 First off, it had a pretty, pretty cover that had everyone ooh-ing and aah-ing, and buying the book on the spot. So if you were one of those who did just that, then you made the right decision because the story is as charming as its cover.

 The book talks about the rivalry between Five and Jesse, travel bloggers who find themselves partners in a press junket to Macau.

I loved how the book had seamlessly woven the travel bit with the characters' own romantic journey. It also gave me an inside look on how professional blogging works, and how romantic Macau could be. It was so successful in packaging Macau as a place of romance that I thought the country should be pegged as "Asia's Paris." And yes, it made me want to go there, and bring the book along with me as an unofficial travel guide.

So if you're looking for a light, quick read, take a chance on this independently published book. It will definitely add color (love the combined sparkly purple and pink), not only to your bookshelf, but also to an otherwise doldrum day.

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