If you’ve read my previous post, you will know that I have joined blog tours of local contemporary romance novellas sponsored by Book Junkie Blog Tours not only to boost my self-imposed challenge of reading more local books, but to help promote Philippine literature as well.
So, for the second post on this week’s blog tour, Hello by Addie Lynn Co makes its stop here on It’s A Wonderful Bookworld.
What if The One actually walks up to you and even says hello, would you greet back or turn your back unknowingly that you have actually met? Would you know when you’ve actually met?
Serendipity is a funny thing that brings a tinge of bittersweet bliss to anyone who is fortunate to experience it. Hello is a trilogy that explores how serendipitous life can sometimes be.
Definitely, Maybe is a story of how fate plays with two people as they meet each decade hoping that maybe this time around, they can finally be together.
Almost Mismatch tells how two people so right for each other be so wrong and no matter how much they try to suppress their feelings, true love will not stop at anything. What is meant to be will be.
Finally, Dinner Date portrays how two people’s search for love could take them to different places and people only to lead them back to where they started.
The world is just like a huge maze that no matter what direction one walks to, there will always be one final destination. There seems to be an invisible string that is handcuffed to two people on each end and unsuspectingly pulls these two people destined for each other back together no matter how long it takes.
Hello is a poignant novella containing three short stories ~Definitely, Maybe, Almost Mismatch, Dinner Date ~ all of which speak of hellos and goodbyes, of waiting and second chances, and most of all, of loving and finally finding one’s happiness.
The first story, Definitely, Maybe, is about Malena and Liam brought together by time as they find themselves meeting each other every ten years under untimely circumstances. Will they finally be able to say hello to love this time around? This is a sentimental story and I love the time element. My only complaint is that sometimes the dialogue gets too long, and there are parts that seem to drag on, but other than that, this short story makes you always hope for love.
Almost Mismatch is a story of best friends Lila and Thea and their search for happiness and love. Will they be able to say goodbye to friendship in order to say hello to love?
Of the three stories, Dinner Date – which is the shortest – is my favorite. The plot confused me at first but eventually I was able to grasp what the story is about. It is actually funny and charming and cute, and reminds me of some short films I used to watch on TV — short but sweet.
All in all, Hello is a sweet read. It speaks of the infallibility of love. Of new beginnings and happily ever after. That sometimes love takes time to grow and that no matter how you try to stay away, love will always find its way to you.
Thanks to Dia of Book Blog Junkie for my e-copy!
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About the author:
Addie grew up reading Sweet Valley High books andNancy Drew mystery books. She finished a degree inCommunication Arts and really wanted to pursue a careerin filmmaking but due to high production costs of a film,she opted to tell her stories through her novels. Being thehopeless romantic that she was, she will stop at nothing toshare her passion with everyone and hopes that she couldinfect others with it. She’s a daydreamer by day and anauthor by night. Email Addie at [firstname.lastname@example.org].