by Kachi Parado
Ladies and gents, I think it’s safe to say we are familiar with how a girl reacts when she’s being proposed to. But this book, The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza? Well, you might just want to know its different way of taking this topic on!
If they say that life flashes right before your eyes when you die, do you also get a flashback of your exes when your perfect boyfriend is proposing to you? At least that’s the case for Regina Cortez. There’s her dramatic high school boyfriend, her first college crush, the irresistible heart breaker, and the ever elusive one. By backtracking to her past, will Regina make it to ‘I Do’? Or will she just keep running away? Get a copy: Dawn Lanuza / Read reviews: Goodreads
WHAT I LIKED
This book offers a fresh and different insight on how some girls think of settling down. It shows how we, ladies, aren’t just obsessed with the idea of marriage proposals and the wedding. That we, ladies, do care about ourselves, who we get settled with and the life we are about to share with this certain person.
What I liked about Regina is that I could relate to her kind of up-and-go attitude. We both tend to just leave things or unpleasant situations hanging when we don’t feel like they aren’t going anywhere. Yes, some would say it’s immature, in an easy-way-out way but my philosophy is, “If you don’t like where you’re in, you need to get out, right?”
That might seems rash for some people but for me, it’s a sweet and warm thought that I can always 1) do what I want with my life and 2) rekindle what I have with my “what could have been” or “the one that got away” if I really wanted to. And that’s what Regina did in the story. She went through the rough road in order to start with a clean slate so she could freely move on.
Another thing that I liked about The Boyfriend Backtrack is Kevin. I enjoyed the idea of him so much that I wish I could find a Kevin, you know??? (Heyyy, maybe Regina’s Kevin can give me a call… Haha, zip it, Kachi!) The car scene where Regina first meets Chase was particularly memorable, not to mention realistically funny, too!
Okay, before I spoil anything, allow me one last thing: Regina’s friends, Leslie and Jules? Awww, I am just in love with them! They reminded me of my own friends!
With everything said, this book can definitely help you be inspired to, ahem, crash and burn and then get up and face the future again! ☁