Book Review: Love your Frenemies by Mina V. Esguerra

Rating: StarStarStarStar

Genre: Filipino Fiction > Contemporary

Kimmy Domingo was the kind of girl everyone hated and envied — until her fiancé dumped her a week before their wedding. Soon after, she quit her job, hopped on a plane, and just hid from everyone who knew her. A year later and she’s back in Manila to be maid of honor at a wedding she can’t miss.

Kimmy’s home because she’s ready to start over, but she also knows that some people at that wedding were responsible for the mess her life turned out to be. The first step to recovery? Cutting off the ones who caused her troubles to begin with: her best friend and her first love.


After reading Fairy Tale Fail, my hopes weren’t high that i will like another Esguerra book. Still, since it was just a short read, i gave in.

Halfway through Love Your Frenemies, I was ready to chuck my Kindle. Why? This book is about toxic relationships! thank goodness everything turned around in the end. This is my 2nd Esguerra favorite after Interim Goddess of Love.

When life screws you over, it’s so easy to just pack up your things and leave, right? Right. Kimmie did just that to escape the humiliation her ex-fiancee bestowed on her. Unfortunately, and we all know that it won’t last long, Kimmie has to come home. Her overbearing best friend is getting married. and her make-out buddy Manolo is the first one who reminded her why it was good to leave everything behind in the first place.

Kimmie is always contemplating over anything and everything. I like that about her. Yes, she’s suspicious that everyone is still out to get her. But i understood. she got burned so who wouldn’t be like that, pretending to be happy when she’s still figuring out what to make out of her messy life.

Manolo is something to watch out for. At first, I figured he was one of the jerks. turns out he was! but it’s in the past. And his character is a lot more in tune with real Pinoybusinessmen who have a lot of time and money on their hands. So it makes sense he’s like that.

The atmosphere is edgier and has more adult tone than any Esguerra book I’ve read.Love Your Frenemies. And keep them close to you. Haha!

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