Tour Stop: THE BOYFRIEND BACKTRACK by Dawn Lanuza Review and Giveaway



Title: The Boyfriend Backtrack
Author: Dawn Lanuza
Date of Publication: October 3, 2014
Genre: contemporary romance

Blurb:
If they say that life flashes right before your eyes when you die, do you also get a flashback of your exes when your perfect boyfriend is proposing to you? At least that's the case for Regina Cortez. There's her dramatic high school boyfriend, her first college crush, the irresistible heart breaker, and the ever elusive one. By backtracking to her past, will Regina make it to 'I Do'? Or will she just keep running away?


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BOOK REVIEW:
Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
I am not a big fan of the cover but I am a huge fan of the book.
The Boyfriend Backtrack is far from what I expected. I greatly enjoyed the unique plot and the great storytelling. I don't usually read books this short because I often find them rushed and just not enough to satisfy my craving for books. But I'm really glad that I gave this book a go.

I LOVE the premise of the book. Regina had just taken a huge leap in her life by saying "yes" to her boyfriend's marriage proposal and her mind just thought that this would be a great time to remind her of all the ex-boyfriends (the good and the bad) she had. Regina is a likable and relatable protagonist. She's independent, funny and a smartass. And although she seems a bit cynical to me at times, I could see through some of the flashbacks that she has been a dreamer and a passionate artist once. I get that about her. We always have this big dreams while growing up and we think that nothing can stand in our way of reaching them but somehow in the end it doesn't always turn out the way we thought it would. And then we lose sight of those dreams and often lose ourselves in the process. I felt like Regina felt that way. She made her choices based on what she knows is right and not on what she feels is right. And I'm glad that in the end things turned out for the best for her and everyone. 

I love reading about Regina's ex-boyfriends. I think we all had our very own Dirk, Josh and Chase. It felt real and relatable. And meeting them and reading about them was so much fun!
The Boyfriend Backtrack is a fun and believable story. I think most people could relate to what Regina is going through. We're confused most our life and we're lucky if we find what we're looking for but with a little nudge from fate and our loyal, supportive friends and we might just find ourselves in the right track.   
This was a highly enjoyable book. Recommended!


BOOK EXCERPT:
If I knew that I’d be seeing Joshua Herrera looking dapper in his gray suit while I looked like shit in a pair of old unwashed jeans and a shirt that’s been  drenched  in  sweat  earlier  from  catching  every  ‘moment’  at the ceremony, I would have hidden myself in the bathroom until he left.
But he’s here, his arms spread out, ready to give me a hug. 
“Hey,”  I  greet  him,  pretending  to  be  pleased  with this…shit coincidence. I hold the tripod closely to my chest.
Josh settles to rubbing my arm instead, seeing that I didn’t respond to his gesture. “I knew it was you.” He smiles. I jam the tripod between my armpits. “I haven’t seen you in a while, so I had to make sure. I’m pretty sureshe saw me staring.”
“Even his voice is attractive,” Faye whispers to me. Well, if we’re going to be honest, everything about him is more attractive now. He looks taller, leaner, and he could have gotten his teeth whitened. His hair is shaved, and it’s even a better invitation for one to look at his perfect, well-proportioned face. Plus, his jaw is just...damn it, I’m doing it again. I’m admiring Josh Herrera as if he’s Michelangelo’s David.
I hand Faye the tripod and told her to pack up the rest of our stuff. Iturn to Josh, “What are you doing here?”
“Oh, you know.”
Seriously,  what  is  he  doing  here?  I  have  been  to  more  than  100weddings over the last three years. None of my exes turned up. And then thefirst ex that I have to deal with has to be the very one that I can’t stand? 

ABOUT DAWN LANUZA:


Dawn Lanuza has been imagining and writing love stories since she was a kid. She works for the music industry by day, and writes about meet cutes and snappy comebacks by night. She writes short stories, chick lit and young-adult fiction. She has a degree in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines.


GIVEAWAY
Dawn is giving away five (5) e-copies of THE BOYFRIEND BACKTRACK. Open internationally.




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