Published by indie author on September 29, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Rain De Castro has been in love with her best friend, Mark Velasco, for almost the entire time she has known him, but she’s clearly in the friend zone because he’s happily in a relationship. Or so she thought, until the news of his break-up reaches her. Now that Mark’s single again, she decides that it’s time to get out of the zone. But when her cousin Lissa comes into the picture and sets her eyes on Mark, Rain feels troubled when he gets a little too friendly with her. Rain is determined to fight for what she feels this time, but is it worth the effort if it's a losing battle from the start? Will she back off to give way for her best friend's happiness, even if it means losing him to someone else again?
Happy, happy book birthday to Ana Tejano’s Fall Like Rain, which was one of the first books I read from #romanceclass, but far from the last. Now, you might remember that I reviewed Ana’s Keep the Faith a while back. But I actually reviewed Fall Like Rain way before Will Read for Feels even started. In fact, I reviewed it twice. I left a short bit of feedback on Goodreads when I first read it, which read,
A seriously sweet read that had me going “aww” a few times! The characters really grew on me, and the pacing was great and frustrating (in a good way because each obstacle that got in Rain and Mark’s way made me go “arggh!” but also made me more convinced that they really, really needed that happy ending).
And then I decided to explain myself a bit more and posted it on my now-defunct lifestyle blog, called Like • Love • Blog.
Recently the author chatted me up to let me know that she’s revamping all the books in the universe shared by her characters for a more unified feel. And on the covers? Why, our favorite #romanceclass live readers, of course!
So the photo above actually shows the updated cover! And in case you’re wondering what I had to say about this book all this time back, here’s the content of that first review, dated a couple of years ago!
The Aww-someness of Ana Tejano’s Fall Like Rain
(Originally published on Like • Love • Blog as part of a promotional event by Pinoy Book Tours.)
I’ve been a long-time reader of romance, as may be obvious from the books I’ve recommended thus far, but it’s only in the past couple of years that I’ve really started reading romance written by Filipino authors. But after reading books by authors like Mina V. Esguerra, Marian Tee, Ines Bautista Yao, Kate Evangelista, and more, I find myself looking for it. Then I joined Mina V. Esguerra’s #RomanceClass, and I really enjoyed the work put out by my classmates, to the point that I started desperately wishing for sequels and/or companion novels.
Ana Tejano’s debut novel Fall Like Rain, a sweet-as-sugar friends-to-lovers romance, is among the books that did this for me. She’s another #RomanceClass classmate and a fellow participant in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). But that’s not why I liked her book. Keep reading to learn more. Read More »