What You Wanted by Mina V. Esguerra
Published: November 25, 2015
It’s the classic one-night stand: Beach wedding, bridesmaid, groom’s friend. When Andrea and Damon meet, sparks fly, and they give in to the attraction. Sounds simple, but Andrea’s still getting over someone, and Damon thought he’d be hooking up with another person that night. It could still be simple, really, if they chalk it up to a weekend tryst and move on.
But one night becomes lunch the week after, and then dinner the next weekend…and before they know it, Andrea and Damon are still together, dealing with the feelings they know they might still have for other people. How hard can it be to get exactly what you want? How do you even know what it is?
I got an ARC of this book by Ms. Mina (as usual) and when I started reading it, I somehow felt that the characters are somewhat familiar. Then as I continue reading the chapters, I realized that they were the same characters in the short story of Ms. Mina before entitled Wedding Night Stand. Well, yeah. It took me some time to realize that. Boo-hoo.
So for the basics, Andrea and Damon met on the wedding of Andrea’s sister. They had a one night stand and Andrea believed that it would end that way. Then things turned out differently even if they were still caught up with their pasts. The two of them started to meet more often and did things that most couples do – road trips, dinners, stay overs even if they aren’t exactly a couple. Eventually, they ended up in something that they didn’t expect to be in. Things go out of hand and then, you know the drill. Guess the ending. Loljk. Haha.
Anyhow, upon seeing this book, I knew that I just had to read (and re-read) it. It was a story that makes you want to continue reading and you get to know a lot of things from it – from serious to fcked up relationships and so much more. Every time that I read a story from Ms. Mina, I have this feeling that I would be reading something awesome. Every story is different and you really feel what the characters are feeling. You get to smile, cry, get angry and even get kilig and that’s what I really like about Ms. Mina. All of the books that I have read from her are on point. I’m really looking forward to reading more books from her. Yay!