Friday, April 30, 2021

April 30th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

 It's the final Friday of April.  Time for some Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala.

This is the first in a new series debuting on Tuesday.

Here's how it begins:

My name is Lila Macapagal and my life has become a rom-com cliche.
Not many romantic comedies feature an Asian-American lead (or dead bodies, but more on that later), but all the trademarks are there.

And, at 56% into the book, we find this exchange.  I will be removing a character's name just to avoid any appearance of spoilers.

"I can't believe you didn't tell me that [spoiler] was attacked!  Why am I just now finding out about this?" Adeena said.
"It's not like I did it on purpose!  You were so busy and I got distracted, and there just wasn't a good time to talk about it.  Not like I could tell you I found [spoiler] lying in a pool of blood in front of all your customers, you know."
"Fair enough."

I enjoyed this book.  I'll be reviewing it on Tuesday, so I hope you'll stop back by for my full review.


  1. Oooh, what a hook! I love the casual drop of dead bodies. xD Definitely gets your attention, doesn't it? Glad to hear you enjoyed this one!

    Here's my Friday post.

  2. I have holding my breath for this book to come out. I "met" the author during a webinar and knew this book would be great. I will be back for your review.

  3. Sounds fun, for sure!! Happy weekend!

  4. This one is on my TBR. It looks like such a fun one!