Out and About: No Strings Attached

Mina V. Esguerra is a Filipino chick lit author. The main characters in her books are usually twenty-something women who live in Manila, which I love because I could totally relate to them. I enjoyed reading her first two books and was happy to find out that she has another one due this December. I’ve been scouting the local bookstores for a copy of her latest work, No Strings Attached, since last week to no avail. Luckily, Celina told me that she sighted copies in Book Sale yesterday. So I headed over to Book Sale SM North right after work. Funny because they didn’t even have it on display, they had to get copies from the storeroom when I asked for the book. Without further ado, give it up for No Strings Attached: *clap clap clap*

Carla is a whiz at her job: she’s efficient, reliable, and a total genius when it comes to putting something together at the last minute. The snag is she’s single and turning the big three-oh in a few months. Her girl best friend (yes, she’s married just like the other girls in Carla’s barkada) keeps trying to set her up with stable banker-types, while her guy best friend (single – the other single one) encourages her to play the field – no strings attached. Then, through no set up or extraordinary circumstance, Carla meets Dante. Hot, smug, sexy Dante. Definitely not a banker-type and seemingly too good to be true. So there’s got to be a catch. There is. He’s five years younger. Is the universe telling Carla to finally let loose and enjoy a fling with a younger man? Or is there a lot more to this awkward situation that she bargained for?

Looks interesting, right? I think the cover looks great, so summery and fun. I’ve already started reading this and I hope to finish tonight so watch out for a review soon. πŸ™‚ Mina, congrats on the release of another book!

Click on the images below to see my reviews of Mina’s other books, Fairy Tale Fail and My Imaginary Ex:

12 thoughts on “Out and About: No Strings Attached

  1. Yay! This is exciting! I love the cover, too! Very lush and pretty. Premise is interesting as well – can’t wait to hear what you think.

    • Holly, I already bought a copy for you. πŸ™‚ Actually, the package that I’m going to send is ready to go. I just don’t have time to drop by the post office this week but I’ll send it by next week, promise.

  2. Oh, I’ve been looking out for feel-good titles authored by a Filipino writer. Will give this one a try. πŸ™‚

    How much did the book cost though? πŸ˜€

    • Hi Bee, be sure to check out Mina’s other titles! My favorite out of all three is Fairy Tale Fail. πŸ™‚ This one was P150. All Summit Books are priced at P150, regardless of where you buy them.

      • Great, I’m such a cheapskate kasi, and I’m used to just borrowing the books I read from the Library. Hehe. I’ll buy those three and let you know what I think. Thanks! πŸ™‚

      • You live in the Philippines and you have a library where you can borrow books? Where is this library that you speak of? πŸ™‚

        Heads up, Fairy Tale Fail is available in ebook format. I bought my copy from Smashwords. Click on the image above to view my review, I have a link of where you can purchase the ebook in there.

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