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Book Review: Promdi Heart (Hometown Love Stories)


Title: Promdi Heart

Authors: Georgette Gonzales

      Agay Llanera

       Chris Mariano

C.P. Santi

Jay E. Tria

             Ines Bautista-Yao

Format: eARC

Rating: 4 stars/5 stars

Synopsis 1

Take a quick tour of the Philippines with six hometown love stories.

Visit Jimenez, Misamis Occidental where a priest might just set you up with a man whose dimples are to die for.

Visit Silay, Negros Occidental and get on a horse alongside hunky, hazel-eyed Negrense royalty.

Visit Kalibo, Aklan and find yourself in the arms of a cute drummer boy who just happens to be your kuya’s BFF.

Visit Hagonoy, Bulacan and spend All Saint’s Day next to a distracting boy who promises to write you a song.

Visit Vigan, Ilocos Norte and meet the hot man you used to bully when he was a shy, scrawny boy.

Visit Pundaquit, Zambales and find love in a bronzed fisherman whose eyes hold depths you’ll want to explore.

ReviewI received an eARC of this book from the blog tour hosted by Agay Llanera! Thank you so much! This does not affect nor influence my review.

             I knew hard it is to pull a short story but these authors did it! It is overwhelming how these short stories can give you so much feels. A good thing about this book was, even if each story has limited pages, the stories doesn’t feel any less. Showcasing different province and culture in the Philippines is a good setting, this made me know more about our beloved country. I am craving for more from this book that I wish each title included will have their own novel, I feel that it would be fantastic!

                The stories in this book are all about taking chances, overcoming fears, and acceptance.

Only The Beginning by C.P. Santi

Among the 6 stories, this is my favorite. This is a story that will fill your heart with joy. The light atmosphere was cool and it made me laugh. Andi and Martin’s story was cute. This story was a good start, it will make you want to read more.

Letters to A Boy by Ines Bautista-Yao

This is not your typical love story. Hand. Written. Letters. This will get you thinking how does it feel to get a letter. It is a story told by writing a letter. It is a story that will make you fall in love, most specially at the end.

Drummer Boy by Chris Mariano

The most fast pacing story out of the six for me. It is a brother’s best friend and sister kind of love story. This shows that your partner can do anything she can to support your passion. It is a lovely story.

One Certain Day by Jay E. Tria

One Certain Day is a story that stabbed my heart, pierced through it and let it bleed. This is a story about how you meet a boy on a single day every year. Friendship started that you think that would level up into something new, it broke my heart. It is a story about someone who gave you something real. You have to read this to find out what that was.

Once Upon A Bully by Georgette S. Gonzales

Someone will get your attention by making fun of you or bullying you, it is on very rare occasion. The victim and the bully, a boy as a victim and a girl as the bully, totally unexpected. A story about finally accepting how you felt and going forward.

Back to the Stars by Agay Llanera

A story of a girl who needed to be strong. A story that will make you go back to where you belong. A story where you finally decided to go back to where your heart wants to be. A beautiful story indeed.

Overall Thoughts

Why do this book have so much food? I craved. This book is a great read. I would recommend this to all of you if you are looking for a light read and short stories. This is worth my time. I enjoyed reading it.




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