Monday, December 16, 2013

The Real Score

Welcome to my stop for The Real Score blog tour. I am so excited to share this excerpt. Don't forget to join the Philippines-only giveaway, not just for Kesh Tanglao's The Real Score + goodies but also head over to Anne Plaza's In Over Her Head excerpt and Philippines-only giveaway! :)

If you're looking for that last minute gift to give to that friend who lives in other countries, why not send them a book? The Real Score is a delicious debut by Filipina author Kesh Tanglao.

Caitlin's friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world's biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone--their friends and families, the media, and his fans--ever since they "went public" a couple of years back. Who wouldn't be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her.

To both Caitlin and Marcus, what they have is a "perfect little thing." But then something comes along and threatens it.

In a no-holds-barred interview, will they finally be forced to settle the score?

“Is there any chance you’d want to stay?” 
I gripped the handle of the door. “Stay?” I said softly without turning. 
I heard some shuffling of footsteps and then I felt him standing behind me. He playfully poked me on the shoulder to face him, and I did, finally letting go of the handle. 
“Stay,” he urged again. 
“You have a show later, Marcus. Shouldn’t you be sleeping by now?” 
Marcus shrugged. “I couldn’t even if I tried. I’m too…wired.”
I smirked. “Tea is supposed to relax you, not make you jumpy,” I commented, and he wrinkled his nose. “I don’t think it’s the tea.” 
Marcus fixed me a stare. “It’s you.” 
“Ha,” I said, shaking my head, struggling to hide my smile. 
“I’ll get us room service.” 
“You’re bribing me with food. After I had a buffet. Are you kidding me?” 
He opened his hands in front of him. “I was hoping the company was enough.” 
A tiny, very unsure voice in my head said: Be spontaneous? 
And despite the louder voice screaming “no,” I relented, sighing and flopping back down on the couch.

About Kesh Tanglao

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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. The Real Score is her first published novella.

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  1. One of my all time favorite Pinoy Novellas. Kesh really know how to construct a story that is both believable and heartwarming. Marcus and Cait FTW.

    I already have the e-book copy of The Real Score but I would be glad to win the Paperback Copy of this one. I know I am greedy. Weeee!

    1. Haha I myself wish I can win these goodies! The paperback copy is so worth it as well!

  2. Fun post! I really like that cover, too. The excerpt really tells you a lot about the characters' personalities-they sound so fun!

  3. I love it! Obviously I've been away for soo long! The last pinoy novel I've read are those trashy ones for 5php sold at Recto. Happy the industry has evolved so much after that. PInoys are smart and great writers. Thanks for sharing this :)

    Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon!

    1. Haha where do you live ba? I haven't read Pinoy romances until I was in high school and spent the whole summer reading my cousin's smutty romance books in secret. I've been addicted to romance books ever since!

      Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyo! :D cheer


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