Sunday, August 3, 2014

(Un)breakable Blog Tour: Excerpt Reveal + Giveaway

by Kesh Tanglao

About The Book

Title: (un)breakable (Gezellig #2)
Author: Kesh Tanglao
Date of Publication: July 16, 2014
Genre: contemporary romance/chick-lit

Lorin Perez’s life is finally back on track after almost losing it six years ago. She knows meeting and dating sizzling hot professional rugby player Spence Clarke is a huge part of her healing process. But with her father starting a new family, she decides to follow her best friend Caitlin to UK–Spence’s home country–and start a new life.

However, moving to UK brings certain complications in the form of Gezellig band member Nigel Whitmore, a.k.a. the one who didn’t follow through three years ago. And even though Lorin is very clear about her no commitment rule, Nigel ignores this and pursues Lorin like never before.

Caught between the man who made her feel safe and the one who makes her feel alive, will she finally be able to set her heart free and make the right choice?

Author Profile

Kesh Tanglao is a full-time market researcher. When she’s not crunching numbers, she spends most of her free time watching TV shows, listening to music, and reading. Also a self-proclaimed fangirl, she likes cheering for her favorite sports teams and supporting her favorite artists.


Excerpt Reveal

“I know. I’m just feeling a bit of pressure.” I flopped onto my bed and held the phone over my head.“Cait just set such a high standard, you know?”

“Well, she was always a hard worker. Did you just get in?” Spence asked. “I was trying to call earlier, and you weren’t picking up. Or were you on overtime already on your first day?” 

Uh-oh. “Yeah, sorry about that,” I said slowly. “I was at dinner with a friend.” “Ah. Good for you that you made friends already! Who was it?” 

I paused, making Spence frown. “Nigel.” 

“Ah,” Spence said, as if trying to recall where he heard the name. Then, “Nigel. Like the one from Gezellig?”

“Jesus, what did I do to you? Why do you know the names of the members of Gezellig?” I said, cringing. 

Spence ignored my statement and rolled his eyes. “Were you guys with Caitlin and Marcus?” 

“Nope. It was just the two of us.”

“Caitlin set you guys up?” 

“Um,” I said, turning to my side and propping the phone on my pillow, “that’s a yes and a no.” Spence  flashed me a blank look, so I continued, “Yes, because Nigel asked her, and no because Nigel and I met before. We sort of went out three years ago.”

“Oh,” Spence said flatly. He leaned back, crossing his arms over his chest. 

I rushed to explain. “He just wants to be friends, Spence. That’s all.” 

“No sane guy wants to be just friends with you, Lore.” 

I scoffed. “You’re exaggerating. Come on.” 

“How come I never knew you went out with this Nigel guy?” 

“It was a fling, Spence. A week in Sydney. That was it. I never mentioned it because nothing came out of it.” 

Spence smirked. “Nothing, huh,” he said, the sarcasm in his voice evident. “I’m kind of sure he wants something to happen now.” 

“And if he does, will it be an issue?” I asked, unable to stop the rise in my tone. “I brought this up before I went here, and you said it was okay to have an open relationship. You said non-exclusive, remember?”

“Bloody hell, Lorin. You’ve been there for what, three days?” Spence said in disbelief. “I only said it because it seemed like it was what you wanted. You were the first one who said non-exclusive. You were always the one wanting out of the commitment. I’ve always seen you as my girlfriend.”

“You never said anything!” I said angrily. 

Spence shot up off the bed, eyes flaring. “Because I know I’d lose you if I asked you to be my girlfriend, Lore!” he shouted.

I gritted my teeth. I tried to calm myself down, breathing in and out, and waited for my heart to return to its normal pace. I saw Spence shake his head at someone off-screen. Damn it. His roommates must be present, and they were getting a front row seat to our first big fight. 

“You wouldn’t lose me,” I said, more calmly now. “I would be scared big time, and then I probably wouldn’t know what to do yet because I’m not ready for that, but you won’t lose me, Spence.” 

“Not ready for a relationship?! Jesus, Lore, what do you think we’ve been doing the past two years? Fooling around?” 

“No!” I said, panicking. “It’s not. I thought you were okay with whatever we have—”

“A relationship. That’s what we have, Lorin. Say it. Just admit it to yourself.” 

I paused, closing my eyes. I pinched the bridge of my nose, trying to think of a way out of this. Argh. This wouldn’t be complicated if it wasn’t for Nigel.

I opened my eyes, and gazed at the man I’d been with for the past two years. “Spence, I can’t, I’m sorry,” I said. “I can’t do this. You knew that this is what I have to offer. This is all I could offer. And if you can’t take that, then—”

“Right on the heels of saying I won’t lose you, huh,” he cut in, bitterness seeped his tone. “Good job on that one, Lorin.” 

I opened my mouth to speak, but the he cut the video call without another word. I buried my head into my pillow, my shout muffled by the cotton as I screamed my frustration.

My Review

(Un)breakable is the second book in Kesh Tanglao's Gezellig series, it talks about Caitlin's bestfriend, Lorin. I already love Lorin in the first book, she's a typical fangirl who will do anything for her idols. Haha.

This book is about a girl who do not want to commit in a relationship, which is common nowadays. Having trust issues? Yeah. Lorin was torn between Spence and Nigel, which ended up being in an open relationship which made her feelings being mixed up. The guys personalities were different, but I both like them. BTW, I'm on #TeamSpence so if you already read the book, you'll know how affected I am with the ending. (Hiding my emotions, no to spoilers!)

So the book, it's good, the story was light and I was able to read it in a day, as I remember. The story has many ups and downs of emotions, which I really like. The story was well-written. So if you love chick-lits, I will recommend this to you!

If you loved Caitlin's story, I'm pretty sure that you'll also love Lorin's, though this is more matured (a little) compared to the book one.

My rating: 8/10 ('cause I prefer the book 1, hihi)


Kesh is giving away a dog tag necklace with the winner’s name on it + a choice between jersey of the Philippine Volcanoes or any DVD mentioned in the book (Ted, The Hangover, The Hangover II, The Anchorman, The Grown-Ups, 21 Jump Street, Serendipity, The Notebook, One Day, When Harry Met Sally, We Bought a Zoo) + ebook of The Real Score to Philippine residents only.

Five sets of THE REAL SCORE + (UN)BREAKABLE ebooks will be given away to international readers.

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Disclaimer: The book was given by the author herself in exchange for an honest review.

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