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. 🙂 Mina, congrats on the release of another book!