I always say that I am not really that kind of person who likes to read chick-lit. I don’t know, I find myself too emotionally tangled with the circumstances or the characters and it is so hard to move on with life. Although I still read from time to time and most of them are from our local authors, like Mina V. Esguerra. Anyway, I’ve participated today’s book tour for Ana Tejano’s Fall Like Rain because I thought it is something that I should be reading because I think I might relate to it somehow?
Fall Like Rain is Ana Tejano’s first published novella – about a girl named Rain de Castro who is, have always been, in-love with her best friend, Mark Velasco.
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?
Well, the story sounds cliche and I bet you’ll say that you’ve read this kind of story somewhere before. I have to agree with that because that kind of situation isn’t exactly uncommon to chick-lit books. Not that it’s a bad thing but I appreciate this book a lot because it contains a lot of… feelings. It kind of helped too that the book is in 1st person POV and it’s like I am echoing her sentiments in terms of, ack, love life. I got thrilled, hurt, excited, loved, and everything warm and fuzzy inside.
I like the characters and how they were written. They were written beyond what they look. You see their persona and it feels like you know these persons, (Also: it’s hard not to think that way when you know the author personally) and that they are not excessively perfect. You can see through their flaws and shortcomings but you still love them.
This book is something that I’ve enjoyed reading. It’s a short and a feel-good book (Although I closed the book and left it for days when Mark and Lissa… because I cannot even).
Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a marketing lead for a multinational company by day, manages a book club, and serves in her church community in every other time that she doesn’t spend reading or sleeping. She lives in Metro Manila and is also known by another name in her other circles (but it’s not a secret identity, really). Twitter | Facebook |Wattpad
Rating: 3/5 stars