Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vintage Love (Book Review + GIVEAWAY!)

Hello my lovelies! It's Agay Llanera's "Vintage Love" Book Tour's stop on my blog today courtesy of Book Junkie  Blog Tours and I'm glad I can share my thoughts with you about this wonderful book. Plus, you'll get a chance to win a paperback copy of this baby, too and then some amazing prizes, as well.

Title: Vintage Love
Author: Agay Llanera
Links: Amazon smashwords

26-year-old Crissy Lopez’s life is in dire need of a makeover. Her wardrobe revolves around ratty shirts and beat-up sneaks; her grueling schedule as a TV Executive leaves no room for a social life; and worst of all, she’s still hung up on the Evil Ex who left her five years ago.

When her fashionable grand-aunt passes away and leaves behind a roomful of vintage stuff, the Shy Stylista inside Crissy gradually resurfaces. Soon, she feels like she's making progress -- with a budding lovelife to boot! But the grim ghost of her past catches up with her, threatening to push her back into depression. To finally move on, Crissy learns that walking away is not enough. This time, she needs to take a leap of faith.


I LOVE this book. You see, there's Crissy who's in a dead-end job, in a dead-end life and is in dire need of something new to spice up her life. She's on the brink of losing it all while trying to maintain that "it's okay-nothing can hurt me" attitude and then she loses her Mama Maring whom she loves dearly and then decides to hold a garage sale and sell some of her lola's vintage items. 

During the garage sale, she meets the easy go lucky Vince. Vince who's soon going to change her life. Vince, who loves Vintage items, too. Vince who'll soon have her heart.

And so Crissy makes some changes in her life and allows some room for Vince in her heart. But the question is, is she really over her past? Or has she been the queen of running away from then on?

When her ex comes back, Crissy has to decide whether to live in the past or to choose the present and choose love. I swear, at this point in the book, I was like, "What the hell were you thinking, Crissy?!" but I liked how it made everything more realistic. Come on, we've all been that gaga at one point. We've all had those self-destructive moments. It's how we choose to move on from those--that's what matters.

I like how this book deals with the entertainment industry and the whole love for films, fashion and everything good and vintage. I like the emotions displayed in this book. I like how the characters seem so real, and so easy to relate to. I like how it was written--the way it's so easy to read and the way you won't be able to put it down. It's such a magical read so better get a copy, stat!
About the Author
Agay Llanera is a freelance writer for television and video, and a published writer of children’s books. She is a member of KUTING, a private, non-stock, non-profit organization, which aims to be the Philippines’ foremost writers’ organization for children. Email her at

You can also tweet her at @agayskee or visit her blog.***
Join the raffle below and get a chance to win

      1 Grand Swag Bag from Author Addie Lynn Co, including a paperback copy of Hello.
  3 Swag Bwags from Author Addie Lynn Co, including a paperback copy of Hello and trinkets
 3 Swag Bags from Author Agay Llanera, including a paperback copy of Vintage Love and trinkets

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