Sunday, June 19, 2016

Blog Tour: We Go Together

We Go Together by Carla de Guzman   
Genre: Romantic Comedy  
Release date: January 19, 2015

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SYNOPSIS: What happened to Beatrice and Benedick? They used to be in love. They used to be together. But something got in the way and its turned them into angry, bitter rivals that can't get along, much less work together on a project that could change everything for Bea and Claudia's little paper company. 

Bea isn't going to let Ben ruin her mood. Ben isn't backing down from Bea's barbs without a fight. But why is Claudia telling Hiro that Bea is head-over-heels in love with Ben? Why is Hiro convinced that Ben is in love with Bea? Set in Washington DC, this book is a modern adaptation of WIlliam Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

My Rating: 3/5

Beautiful Cover, right?

I also liked the cover for her other books especially Cities. Though I haven't read it. I got an e-copy of We Go Together for the tour.

Apart from I wanted to help Filipino authors and that pretty cover, I was  interested in this book because of the Shakespeare modern retelling even though I hadn't seen or read Much Nothing Ado. It also hasn't been long when I read Just One Day collection of Gayle Forman, and it made me want to read more of Shakespeare.

I had no idea about the Much Ado About Nothing which wasn't any problem at all, but it did make me research about it midway the story. The story of Ben and Beatrice, Hiro and Claudia is a light short read that will make you wonder what happened between Ben and Bea during their college, like the summary says. But I also think that it is a bit downfall of We Go Together.

The start of the story was light, and it was also interesting to see Bea's crush on Claudia's brother, Leo and the friendship between the two. Bea was refreshing, and I like her even though it was a little hard to root for her without knowing what exactly Ben did to her. I don't understand why the character in the book assumed she's lesbian. Ben, on the other hand, is definitely a likeable character. I also like Claudia, but I can't say the same with Hiro. Their love story was as intriguing as Bea and Ben's, but the conflict between them stole spotlight from Ben and Bea. Hiro was an asshole. (Sorry. I just have to say it). Don, well, Don is...I don't have anything to say about him. It was like he was just there to mess things up without any particular motivation.

I thought Claudia would have more say in the story since there was one part where it was her perspective. We Go Together is told from Bea and Ben's perspective with italicized flashbacks most of the time. I don't particularly like or hate it, but I think it was effective. A little distracting at times but still entertaining.

Bored? Looking for a Shakespeare inspired story? Or a light short read? Or just romance story for your guilty pleasure? Try We Go Together. It will only take a page or two for you to be absorbed in some place else. 

Be sure to enter the Giveaway below! And check her other books: Website You can buy her print books directly from her (You can contact her in Twitter, @somemidnights or in her website).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carla de Guzman is an author, occasional illustrator, full-time traveler.

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