Jules Coronado has been away from her hometown for almost a decade but when an intruder breaks in to her childhood home, she finds herself coming back. Changes evidently took place in her small town, including her childhood best friend’s younger brother, Kip – now tall, slightly scruffed, all grown up and caught climbing into their garden wall.
Kip Villamor has a mission and despite Jules’ doubts, they team up: going on fieldtrips, tackling unsuspecting men, and trespassing offices to dig up dirt. But Jules has secrets of her own, one that might be exposed – unless she keeps her walls up. But climbing walls are Kip’s forte, remember?
Will her secrets keep her on his side, or will it force her to disappear again?
I received an ARC of this book as part of the blog tour in exchange of a review. No compensation in any form was received for the review of this book.
This has been the second book I’ve read from Dawn and I’m really happy to say that this doesn’t disappoint. If I may say so, The Hometown Hazard is better in terms of dynamics and depth of the story compared to her debut, The Boyfriend Backtrack, which is actually related to this book. The MCs are friends.
This book really went beyond the usual Filipino Chick-lit formula. It has different elements that added and built up the story in an excellent way. The story hits close to me since it’s set here and obviously the characters were Filipinos so it’s really easy to get into. I also liked how each aspect worked well together.
“People just have different ways of showing how they love someone.”
The romance was written really well. It wasn’t too cheesy but it definitely made me swoon several times. It wasn’t instant and I loved how it was slowly built up. Not to mention the raw chemistry between Kip and Jules, LIKE PLEASE CAN I HAVE MY OWN KIP OMG!
The story was amazing and I was hooked from the start. The pacing was great as well. I also think that the writing was excellent! I am definitely looking forward to more of Dawn’s works!
ABOUT DAWN LANUZA
Dawn Lanuza started writing stories when she was just a kid (they weren’t good or even finished). She works for the music industry by day and writes meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night. ‘The Boyfriend Backtrack’ is her first book. She currently lives with her family and an adopted dog.