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.