Love Your Frenemies by Mina V. Esguerra
My rating: ★★★★★
Kimmy Domingo was the kind of girl everyone hated and envied -- until her fiancé dumped her a week before their wedding. Soon after, she quit her job, hopped on a plane, and just hid from everyone who knew her. A year later and she's back in Manila to be maid of honor at a wedding she can't miss.
Kimmy's home because she's ready to start over, but she also knows that some people at that wedding were responsible for the mess her life turned out to be. The first step to recovery? Cutting off the ones who caused her troubles to begin with: her best friend and her first love.
I really liked this book, the characters are very engaging, I love the heroine; Kimmy, I like how confident she is and how practical she think about (running away from her personal problem aside) I even actually like her foul mouth, hahaha :D
Chelsa, I actually hated her but only in the beginning soon after things clear up, I end up nodding thinking, she just loves her friend.
Isabel is plain lovable and I would love to read a story about her.
Marjorie is… well portrayed, I can really relate at her problem, sometimes it’s just annoying to feel that here you are doing your best, working hard as much as you could but then someone else who appear to hasn’t done much outrun you, that’s annoying. Yes, envy and jealousy is such an ugly thing but its part of being a human. Happens to be a me a lot and whenever that feeling comes up I have to hide to hide in my room and hammer the head of my dark twin (not that I’m normally an angel.)
Manolo is fine I actually like him too, I like his flirtatious and easy going personality but I can’t really put my finger on it but I feel like he lacking of something. Sure, he’s a good guy, helpful and generous, and… I don’t know but I feel like he still needs to prove himself for me to like him a romantic hero but then again this book isn’t all about romance but about friendships too. And it shows here how being yourself is one of the most important factors to gain a true friend.
This book was really enjoyable, though I started reading it lazily but I quickly become attached to it halfway that I just had to read it every chance I get until I’ve finally finished reading the story.
This is my second book of Mina and I don’t think I’ll be the last.