Genre: Fiction | Publication Date: JUN 2018 | Date Finished: 03 MAY 2019
Stormy-Rain and Marcus could not be more different: she’s a free-spirited, rainbow-haired hippie; he wears a suit and over-shines his already too-shiny shoes. She believes in auras; he’s governed by logic and doesn’t believe in Fate. But Fate believes in them…
So what happens when their worlds collide – and they are forced to embark on an epic road trip to catch a plane to a wedding on the other side of the world?
The clock is ticking…and they’re seriously ticking each other off. But Stormy and Marcus are about to discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.
Jo Watson is OFFICIALLY one of my favourite authors! I’ve read 3 of her works and let me tell yah! every single story left me laughing out loud and in love! Seriously! And this book is no different!
After the Rain is part of Watson’s Destination Love fictional 5-part series and while every book is almost like a stand-alone a romantic comedy story, the female leading characters are actually a group of friends and their story & characters will meet at some point.
Truth is, there’s a part of me that kinda expects that there’s gonna be that book that will be like meh! That it won’t be sustained, but I WAS WRONG! I still have 3 titles to read for the Destination Love series and I can’t wait to get hold of them!
If Sara de la Haye (from Love to Hate You) is awkward, Stormy-Rain is worse on a different level. How? Let me count the ways!
- she loves using idioms but around 95% of the time, she’s saying the wrong words.
"Whatever floats your duck!"
- She doesn’t like & distrust technology so she doesn’t have a smartphone and!
- She has that holistic view of the world. She also believes that non-living things have feelings and so she names everything! For example, her typewriter – she named her Tippy!
I imagine Stormy-Rain’s character as the human form/result when you combine the persona of Frankie Bergstein (Grace & Frankie series) + Phoebe Buffay + a dash of Taylor Swift (because she’ll have a song for every guy she dated) and add the rainbow-coloured hair na parang sinuka siya ng unicorn! Ganun ka-sabog! She also got this weird rule when it comes to dating – 3 weeks and she’ll break it off! no excuses! Then she met Marcus.
He’s Mr. Calculated-Risk & control freak. Well, it just makes sense because he’s a lawyer. Marcus is very neat, a proper gentleman & got high standards when it comes to dating women. For him, she should be the wife material but despite having a list of the things he’s looking for a parter, he can’t seem to find his match. Then he met Stormy and because they were the total opposites, they easily got into each other’s nerves.
He hates unnecessary touching & that’s what she exactly did! He’s tidy and Stormy is almost scruffy! Alam mo yung sa sobrang dumi ng gamit niya, nililinis mo na sila sa utak mo by just looking at them! Tipong napa-pull out ka ng wet wipes at nagpunas ka ng walang rason! 🤣
He's analytical, she's emotional. He's practical while she's idealistic.
The thing is, they’re supposed to fly together to attend Lilly & Damien’s wedding in Prague but the moment they’ve met, they acted like cats & dogs that can’t be in the same corner. They hate each other so much but later on, they realised they got this weird, sexual tension between them! Crazy! I know, right?!
Undeniable Sexual Tension? What Sexual Tension?
Okay, imagine this ha! They were mid-air & about to die but they made out instead?! Like hot, steamy, plane make out moves, people! nakakaloka! How can they even?!
But that’s just the beginning of their series of unfortunate events. Kapag tinamaan ka nga naman talaga ng kamalasan! Daig mo pa sinuswerte! It’s as if the universe was conspiring so they’ll be stuck with each other. They tried their best to get out of the situation & money was not an issue, but some things are just beyond their control & all they had to do was be patient & enjoy their moment together.
- Marcus’ character is very proper, not to mention too FICTIONAL because imagine, he refused to have sex with Stormy! He’s single & unattached and just refused the chance because he thinks it’s the right thing to do. He’s like a UNICORN! Sa imahinasyon lang nag-eexist! LOL!
- The most romantic moment for me was when Stormy was shaving Marcus’ beard and after that, she said “I’m gonna kiss you now” awwww!
- Several times, Marcus told her she’s beautiful at itong si ate, kinilig nemen agad-agad. Kaya nabibiktima eh! Nasabihan lang maganda, hala siya! Tumalon agad sa bangin at nagpa-fall na ng tuluyan! Haru! jusko!
This is a funny & very sexy book in the sense that they did the deed in the places you’ll never imagine. Talk about wild sexcapades! This is different from the 2 books that I’ve read from this author but it’s a good kind of different. Another hit and I’m giving it 5 smooches/stars!
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