Travel writer Zara Castillo has a lot going for her. Her career’s taking off, and her boyfriend, Matthew Villanueva, is everything she wants in a man. So what if talking to her parents is like getting her teeth pulled out without anaesthesia? No one’s life is perfect.
But when her relationship with Matt is tested by distance and jealousy, issues she thought she’d dealt with long ago emerge once again. She goes soul-searching through her past—only to find that the answer to her fears lies closer to home. Now she must decide if she can finally forgive and heal, or she loses the love of her life.
With trips to tropical islands boasting beaches, rolling hills, and windmills, Throwing Rules to the Wind explores the lights and shades of seeking closure, forgiveness, and love.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is a wonderful story that blossoms the further your read. With stunning background settings. Zara Castillo a very career centred woman and confident travel writer. She puts out to the world a strong independent persona but really nothing is as it first seems.
Matt, her boyfriend is just about the opposite of her as he could get. He is happy with his lot and loves their relationship. Happy to work from the confines of the office and has such a chilled outlook on life in general. But the distance in miles between them raises its ugly head in the form of jealously. Zara has to look much further back in her past to be able to discover why she can’t find the happiness she desperately wants, with a man who is darn near perfection.
I could have shaken Zara. I mean what more could she wish for? Well that was until the real story began to unravel and I realised I didn’t know Zara at all. Thessa Lim’s novel is a gem to discover, though this is the second book in the ‘of Heads and Hearts’ series. I really felt that I got a good feel of the characters in this story but it if you get time read the books in order if you can.
This is a story of how complicated families can become and how issues really need to be faced and dealt with rather than hidden in the past. The romance that is wound into it is the icing on the cake. Beautifully told with outstanding descriptions that made me want to pack a case and experience these places myself.
A super read.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thessa Lim is a Filipina writer of new adult fiction. After growing up in the bustling city of Iloilo and working as an IT consultant in Metro Manila, she relocated to Singapore with her husband. While her linguistic repertoire includes Hiligaynon, Bisaya, and Tagalog, she only writes in English. Her paltry Singlish vocabulary consists of lah, leh, and ayo. She moved to Sydney, Australia, recently, where she looks forward to café-hopping while working on her next book.
With the Of Heads and Hearts series, Thessa wants to inspire young ladies with themes of friendship, family, and love.
In her spare time, she reads, takes a dip in the sea, or travels with her family.