Book Review: That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra

Rating: StarStarStar

Genre: Filipino Fiction > Contemporary

thatkindofguyGood girl Julie never expected her hot former-player boyfriend to propose marriage. But when he did, she turned him down for reasons even she couldn’t figure out. Will she settle for a nice, safe guy instead? Or will she let him find his way back into her carefully guarded heart?

*****

That Julie character is awful. But the story’s interesting. and I think Anton has the most depth in Mina V. Esguerra’s lead male characters. him being hot is just a plus. 🙂

I cannot understand Julie’s actions. I really don’t. If I was Carla (Anton’s best friend), I would really, really make it a point to Anton that Julie is sooo not worth the effort. Ugh. Thank goodness I don’t have friends like her.

Would you like to know what she’s like? she thinks she’s too good for anybody. She prefers a bad boy than a bad-boy-turned-nice-guy. Julie rejecting Anton’s proposal marriage is one major WTF moment. Seriously.

The only redeeming part about this novel is Anton. For some reason, his character is more real and more substantial than what I expected from a playboy. I wonder what he saw in Julie, who’s constantly referred to as “manang” or an old maid.

That Kind of Guy is just okay. It has mature content like Love Your Frenemies, but Julie’s POV is too darn dubious and irritating. I would’ve strangled her to death if she were not a fictional character.

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