French isnâ€™t always the language of love, and especially not when it comes to romance novels, majority of which is written in English. An even bigger surprise for local readers is that some of todayâ€™s romance bestsellers have been penned by Filipino authors.
If youâ€™re thinking yes, make my heart skip a beat, then youâ€™re in luck because weâ€™ve got just the list for you!
If youâ€™re the type to enjoy billionaire romances like chocolate, then Urbanoâ€™s debut novel is guaranteed to be to your taste! Just be warned: it might be a little hotter than what you may be used to reading from Filipino authors!
Think Stephanie Perkinsâ€™ Anna and the French Kissâ€¦this time you have cool and fun Tokyo as a setting, a Filipina heroine, a hot Japanese tutor, and a bucket list that might have you booking for the next flight to the â€œland of sakura and sushiâ€.
Andrea was seven when she first saw him through a crack in the wall: a candle, a window, a desk â€“ and a boy. Summoning him has become an obsession since then, and when Andrea turns seventeen, she receives a 300-year-old love letter from Isaac Newton. Talk about defying natural laws!
A climate change conference may not be your usual romance novel setting, but the off-the-charts chemistry between â€œzombie apocalypse buddiesâ€ Lindsay (a play-it-safe environmental consultant) and Jake (a gorgeous, wildly successful TV show host) somehow makes it work!
The first of two books by Kate Evangelista on this list, No Holding Back is a love story between best friends Nathan and Preston. And yes, itâ€™s LGBT, but that doesnâ€™t make it any less of a romance, does it?
In this fast-paced, scorching-hot read, Kit Torres is cursed with the most awful luck when she finds herself saddled with the responsibility of babysitting motorcycle superstar Fab Magnani.
Most girls look to the future when searching for Mr. Right. But in The Boyfriend Backtrack a surprise wedding proposal suddenly has Regina Cortes combing through her eventful past (read: colorful list of exes) in hopes of finding the right guy. Â
The title says it all, but if you want more deets then think hotshot chef, a lady whoâ€™s almost perfect except for her inability to cook, and an exciting, food-centric romance! Also, this book won Romance in English in 2015â€™s Filipino Readerâ€™s Choice Awards so definitely a good read!
A young girl with her head stuck in the clouds, a dark-haired, blue-eyed hunk who seems to hate her for no reasonâ€¦doesnâ€™t that spell the exact kind of YA paranormal romance you canâ€™t get enough of?
Life is full of expiration dates. Or so the story goes for this quick fun read about a 26-year-old TV executive whoâ€™s still hung up over her ex.
Once you start working through this list, just remember to have tissues handy for the tearjerker moments, something to fan your face when things get a little too steamy, and maybe some good old smelling salts in case the romance has you in danger of swooning!
Looking for ways to spend the semester break? Or just looking for a good olâ€™ weekend chill reading? Start your reading list with Philippine Fiction and Romance books available at our site! Happy reading!
This review was written by Ara Tee, a Filipino-Chinese blogger who just want to share all the good things about the Philippines. Visit her website at www.livingandlovingphilippines.com
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