Making It Complicated by Clarisse David

Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo, #2) by Clarisse David
Publication Date: October 16th 2017
Source: ARC from Author
Rating: ½
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Synopsis

No promises. No expectations. Just one night on a paradise island that could mean everything.

Nineteen-year-old Cam has a metric ton of emotional baggage and is in no mood to unload them on anyone. After her parents’ marriage imploded, stress-free is the only way she wants her life to be. And what could be more freeing than spending the summer on Boracay? Absolutely nothing… until she bumps heads with Hunter, the hot drummer who screams incoming heartbreak from a mile away.

Hunter has grand plans, none of which include angry-at-the-world Cam, best friend to the girl he always thought he’d end up with. He likes his life steady, thank you very much. But steady has now become synonymous with boring. His grand plans don’t seem so grand anymore. So when Cam comes home to Iloilo City and reaches out to him, he surprises himself when the one answer he can think of is… yes. Definitely yes.

Sometimes, complications are the only things that make sense.

I was really looking forward for this book because I adored Clarisse David’s first book for this series, Keeping The Distance. For this one, it features Cam and Hunter, both of them have connections with Melissa, who was the MC for the first book. Given the world was already established, it wasn’t hard to get into this book. However, I felt like the tone for this book was more mature and angsty. Add in Cam’s emotional baggage, which made the book heavier in terms of overall emotional tone.

Character-wise, Cam and Hunter are both well-written characters. I also adore Hunter’s bandmates, especially Eddie! Although, I have to admit that I had a hard time connecting to Cam as compared to Hunter. It’s such a shame we didn’t get to explore more of Hunter’s thoughts. I would’ve loved it if Hunter’s POV was included.

Despite that, I really enjoyed the story and the whole emotional journey of the characters. It was great to see them undergoing that development on page. It’s a great story of bravery and humility and I think we can learn a lot from this book. Overall, I had a good experience of reading this one!

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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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