Monday, December 16, 2013

In Over her Head--Book Review

Hello everyone! Welcome to Anne Plaza's In Over her Head's stop on my blog.

Author: Anne Plaza

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All she wants is to get even...

Erika Apostol's quiet and unassuming life gets disrupted when she learns that Richard Javier, the very same person who broke her heart many years ago, is now back in the country. Her world is turned upside down as old feelings she thought were buried resurface to haunt her once more.

Determined to give Richard a dose of his own medicine, Erika finds herself involved in an outrageous plan devised by her friends. They enlist the help of Jerome Gonzales, an attractive and charismatic DJ (with a playboy reputation), to pose as her significant other.

As the plan goes in full swing, Erika discovers Richard's jealous side, and that there's something more to Jerome than meets the eye. Will this grand charade work out the way it should, or will she be left with nothing in the end?
You know what's the first thing that I liked about this book? The cutesy cover! I think it's really important for a book to look good in order for it to attract potential readers.

Anyway, as for the story, I'd have to say that it's well-written plus it's a big reflection of the life of young urban professionals (okay, I did not just say that) in Manila. And Quezon City. The author actually made a great description of the Quezon Memorial Circle, which has also been a part of my life way back in college, and I think, it's one of the things that would draw/that draw readers to this book. The descriptions were very well done, and so was the characterization.

So, it's the story of someone who cannot seem to get over her first love. Someone who cannot let go of the past. Come on, we've all been there. We've all been that crazy girl (or guy) and I think, because of that, many readers are able to relate to this story.

So, Erika, the protagonist, gets thrown into a situation where in she has to pretend to be with someone else just so Richard, her ex, would know that she's supposed to be OVER him and that she has moved on. But fate has other things in store not just for Erika, but for Richard, her ex and Jerome, the hot new guy, as well.

I must admit that I was surprised with how this book turned out. I thought I knew what was going to happen but surprise, I didn't and well...I guess you'll just have to read it to know what I'm talking about.

In Over Her Head is a story of life, love, loss, and the chance to start all over again. It's something that'll make you think, will surprise you, and is definitely worth reading.


Anne Plaza has a degree in Psychology, but has actively pursued a career in writing in her previous work as a reporter and online editor. She currently works in the field of marketing communications and spends most of her time writing fiction (while not on the lookout for the nearest cupcake and cronut store).  Aside from writing, she loves to read contemporary romance, young adult, fantasy, and historical fiction. She also collects stamps and postcards, and loves everything about cats. Anne is based in Quezon City, Philippines. In Over Her Head is her first published work in English. 

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