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They were perfect strangers—all perks, no strings. Until they weren't. Elan wasn’t supposed to meet Caty. She lived halfway around the world, and he barely left Manila. Yet here he was, giving her a ride to the airport. Convinced that they would never have to see each other again after that day, Elan and Caty started to bond over truths, dares, stolen kisses, and games in hotel rooms and bars. With brief encounters that turned them from acquaintances to friends — tipping to the point of lovers, always — will Elan and Caty keep settling for a day, or will someone finally dare to stay long enough to discover: Is this love?
This is a short, dialogue-filled book which tugs at the heart and brings to mind several hard, painful truths about long distance relationships made more difficult when two people with opposite personalities attract.
In this long distance trope romance, love wins.
But of course, these things make up the story of their relationship, which Dawn effortlessly relates in her own unique, signature writing style, drawing the reader fully in. See what she did there to me?
I would have wanted to read more of Elan and Caty, though, and watch as their characters evolve and they further explore their relationship because surely, opposites have much more issues to realise and overcome. Or is there a sequel on the horizon?
Dawn Lanuza writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She has two first loves–music and writing–and is lucky enough to surround herself with them. She started to self-publish in 2014 with her debut romance novel, The Boyfriend Backtrack, which was eventually published by Anvil Publishing. In 2016, she also self-published her first poetry collection, “The Last Time I’ll Write About You” which debuted #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases and has stayed on its Bestsellers chart for over a year, before it was re-released into an expanded and revised edition by Andrews McMeel Publishing. She currently travels in and out of her motherland, the Philippines, to decide which place she’d like to call home next. (From her website)