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Hah, apparently I don't know the "modern woman". Yes, I suppose I don't read much chick lit, so I can't properly judge this. It revolves more on the story, as opposed to the sparkling personalities and the sex although the sex mentioned here is brief and, I suppose, tasteful , though, of course, this book talks about those too. To sum it up: -We've got the hot guy and the "cluelessly beautiful" girl.
He's his own man, although he does seem rather perfect. She is, after all, 30 - and this book really talks about the issues of females and males? Overall, the story's ok, although I was interested in the portrayal of Carling. I have a respect for her, and I'm glad she had some self-actualization in the end. Other notes: I typically need to be in a certain mood to read chick lit I like the backstory behind that. This is not stereotyping but the people around her have always given her a hand.
Being the oldest always comes with a responsibility. I like that their upbringing as bunso and panganay managed to shape the plot and their dynamics. I just love it!
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It was well executed. I love the puns, family and friendship dynamics. Nov 29, Tina rated it liked it Shelves: Original post at One More Page I attended my godsister's wedding yesterday, the second wedding I attended this year. I came out of my brother's wedding last October relatively unscathed with questions about my own wedding, but this time around, I wasn't so safe.
For one thing, I was called for the bouquet toss even if I was trying to make myself scarce at that point my godsister called me out. Then as we were saying goodbye to the newly weds and my godsister's parents, they were all saying to m Original post at One More Page I attended my godsister's wedding yesterday, the second wedding I attended this year. Then as we were saying goodbye to the newly weds and my godsister's parents, they were all saying to me, "Don't forget to invite us to your wedding.
Sure I won't forget. I figure it would be less exasperating question if I was actually nearing the altar, but alas, I'm not. That is probably what Carla in Mina V. Esguerra 's latest novel, No Strings Attached , felt, especially when her friends started getting married and having a life very different from her own.
It doesn't help that the only remaining single in her group of friends was Tonio, the guy who likes to play the field. Carla is tired of being set up with stable banker types that she doesn't really like, and at the same time, she doesn't like how Tonio does it. Then she meets Dante, and things go from cold to sizzling hot between the two of them.
The only catch is Dante is five years younger. Does she stay or does she go? I've been hounding the bookstores ever since Mina announced in Twitter that her new book would be out soon, and I was giddy when I finally got my hands on it boo on Eastwood stores for not having them in stock as fast as the other branches.
This is another light and quick read from Mina, albeit a little different from her first two novels, My Imaginary Ex and Fairy Tale Fail.
I can't really pinpoint if it's more serious or not, but it is certainly different. Like what Chachic said, the story focused not on how the love story unfolded, but on the complications of the relationships, especially to the people around Carla and Dante.
Mina shows how chick lit does not always have to deal with heroines finding their soul mates or wanting to get married. Sure, it has romance and there is the set-ups and talks of weddings, but No Strings Attached has a different kind of romance.
It's one that we don't really get to see on movies or TV or read in any other books. I liked how No Strings Attached tackles a different kind of love story, one that I am pretty sure some Filipinas experience as well. I liked how Carla seemed like a very real person, and her friends offer enough contrast to her for the readers to see the different sides of the story without telling it to them in a long monologue of sorts from the heroine.
I can't really relate to Carla's predicament, but I do know I see myself in her best friend, Mary's shoes. I don't necessarily set my friends up with stable banker types, but I'd probably react the same way she did if I find out that some of my close friends are in a relationship similar to Carla's.
I'm not proud of it, but the good thing about books is some characters act as a mirror, and it helps me to realize or remember things about myself that I need to keep in check or sometimes even get rid of in order to be a loving friend. It's not my favorite Mina book that slot still belongs to Fairy Tale Fail , but it's another good local chick lit to be lost in for a couple of hours or days, if you're not a fast reader.
I guess I don't have to say that I am her fan now, but if it needs saying: View all 5 comments. Jun 30, DC rated it liked it Shelves: I'm rather biased, especially after meeting Dorothea Middlemarch: Hah, apparently I don't know the "modern woman". Yes, I suppose I don't read much chick lit, so I can't properly judge this.
It revolves more on the story, as opposed to the sparkling personalities and the sex although the sex mentioned here is brief and, I suppose, tasteful , though, of course, this book talks about those too. To sum it up: He's his own man, although he does seem rather perfect.
She is, after all, 30 - and this book really talks about the issues of females and males? Overall, the story's ok, although I was interested in the portrayal of Carling. I have a respect for her, and I'm glad she had some self-actualization in the end. Other notes: I typically need to be in a certain mood to read chick lit But I suppose it's been a while. Jul 19, Ranee rated it liked it Recommends it for: Or maybe tried not to undermine his psyche a bit longer.
But he was all that I thought about when I read this book, he was a supporting character to the lead but his story in this book cleared a lot of cobwebs for me.
I think I saw a pattern on how Mina writes her characters and her story. But before my emotions gets the better of me, I should clear it that this is about Carla and Dante's love affair. If labels are warranted, I tell you, this is a typical Cougar relationship. Carla is 5 years older than Dante, meaning while she was in College and banging her head in Ehead concerts, Dante who was in grade school and is probably sleeping because it was way past his bedtime. So if they ever met during this time, she'd be feeding him milk and cookies instead of take-out chinese and nice lacy lingeries.
Strings are not needed for attractions. Magnets need opposite poles to attract. I guess that's what Carla and Dante has. The attraction is great and mutual, age does not stand as a barrier. That is the key- Mutual. If it were just Carla who liked Dante because he was looking fresh at 25 then the scene would just be awkward and if it were only Dante lusting for Carla and her matured curves then it would just be obscene.
But would I attach to someone 5 years younger? I'd probably say, no. I too can learn from my past. I saw myself 5 years ago, it was a fun age but something I will not return to. I just move forward. Too much mental anguish to handle, I am not one to hang around and be a tutor. This is an easy read, thought provoking circumstance but was not drawn to Carla's character as much as I was with Julie and it helped me like Anton more.
Seriously, I should now get up and get a life. I think it's time to visit the nail spa they frequently went to and start exchanging numbers with them. Aug 14, Jay Tria rated it it was amazing. I love that this was about the age gap but not just that.
It was about all the other things that age aging? I love that Dante and Carla aren't afraid to want things, and to say that they want things, and to tell people repeatedly that 'hey, I know what I want. And I love that sometimes even when you're trying your best to be honest, a few lies slither through the cracks.
And you just have to I love that this was about the age gap but not just that.
And you just have to deal until you're left with truths again. Also, Rizal prof and Wushu teacher. And perfectly planned things. I mean, come on. Nov 26, Chachic rated it liked it.
Originally posted here. It's funny because the main character in this one reminded me somewhat of the main character in Amazing Grace. I think it's because they're both in their late twenties and they're both being pestered by friends to settle down and get married.
That's a pretty accurate portrayal, actually. I'm in my mid-twenties and three of my friends got married this year. I'd like to think that the Philippines is more liberal nowadays but most people still believe that a girl should be Originally posted here. I'd like to think that the Philippines is more liberal nowadays but most people still believe that a girl should be married by the time she reaches her thirties.
Carla feels like she's different from the rest of her barkada group of friends because most of them have their own families already. The only other single person in their group is her best friend Tonio and he's single because he enjoys playing the field. Carla's fed up with all the set-up schemes of her friends. Even if she's turning thirty, she's not exactly worried about finding someone to marry. Aside from that, her friends also keep telling her to move up the corporate ladder and that it's not good to be stuck as an admin assistant forever.
When she meets Dante, she agrees to date him on the condition that they should keep things simple - they should just have fun when they're together and not worry about the future.
Carla thinks that her age gap with Dante is a big deal but I don't think it matters that much. I think it's funny that even though it seems like Carla and Dante don't have much in common and they have different personalities, they still get along really well. Even though Dante's described as a hot guy, there aren't that many kilig swoon-worthy moments in this one. The focus isn't the build up of the love story but rather the complications involved in their relationship.
It's a quick and light read and the kind of book that you can finish in one sitting. Recommended for fans of chick lit. I hope Mina comes up with something new soon because she's already in my auto-buy list. Jul 21, Kristel rated it liked it Shelves: I do enjoy a well-characterized romance novel once in a while, and Mina V. Esguerra's No Strings Attached is a quick, one-day diversion that offers a lot in terms of intelligent characterization within the short novella form.
However, the main quibble I had with the story itself lies in the fact that it is too short. The story is about Carla, a smart, professional woman who meets an attractive man named Dante during an office party.
Sparks fly immediately despite their age difference isn't it st I do enjoy a well-characterized romance novel once in a while, and Mina V. Sparks fly immediately despite their age difference isn't it strange how this is only a concern when the woman is the one older?
I was initially wary of the premise when I read the book blurb because it implies that despite an enjoyable career and great friends, the one obstacle in Carla's life is turning 30 without having a boyfriend. This is not how the story plays out at all. I like that the initial affair was very casual and laid back, that there was no moral hand-wringing about having an extended fling.
Not that the characters don't get to angst, but that's really the nature of a romance though, isn't it? My problem is the inevitable final scene. I won't give away spoilers, but I thought that the conflict that surfaces between Carla and her friends weren't established convincingly enough in the story, and I wish more wordcount was used on that. What could've have been an affecting final scene makes Carla seem uncharacteristically bitter and prone to grudges.
This then made the happy ending all the more abrupt and unsatisfying to me. In romance novels, we all yearn for that heart-pinching scene like Mark Darcy telling Bridget Jones that he likes her just the way she is and getting rebuffed, but that kind of expectation set-up and reversal needs a lot of buildup.
I don't think it was earned here. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the character interaction for the most part. And I particularly enjoyed Dante and Tonio a lot.
Originally posted on my blog. Feb 11, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: Carla is the perfect executive assistant. She is single though and turning thirty in a few months, as her barkada group of friends like to remind her. According to them, she should want more out of life. Of course, all of said friends except one are married, and Tonio is happy playing the field. Mary, Girl Best Friend, is hoping Carla will fall for a stable banker-type and sets Carla up with them left and right.
Then she meets good-looking, confident Dante, who is very attracted to her and nothing like the boring banker-type. I adored the cover and the premise sounded interesting and entertaining once again. For someone so petite, she was strong: mentally and physically. Way stronger than she looked, and fierce when determined.
Nothing sidelined Katie Charlesworth. Certainly not a trifle like a Tumi bag stuffed to triple its capacity.
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