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Blast From Two Pasts

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Fate's been playing tricks on Cara Nicolas lately. She agrees to go on a blind date with her best friend’s fiancé’s cousin, only to discover that the guy is her first love from high school, Lucas Lobregat. Now that would have been a charming story, except that the date turns out to be one of the worst ever. And they can’t even pretend it never happened, because they’re bot ...more
Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Published April 1st 2014
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Paula M. of Her Book Thoughts!
 “First love. Is it possible for someone that young to fall in love?”

 

Just when you thought your heart already found its peace and you have moved on.. Cara finds herself in a complicated situation when her best friend thrusts her in a blind date that she never wanted and when a person from her past that she already buried starts resurfacing again. Nothing is easy about Cara's situation but I like how everything turned out in the end. I love that there is nothing cliché about this book and althou
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Erika (The Nocturnal Fey)
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One of my bookish resolutions for 2016 was to read more books by Filipino authors. I admit that I'm not a big fan of our local published novels (the modern ones). There's a negative stereotype when it comes to our local novels. It started when the Wattpad published books by Filipino authors became a trend. You'll see lots of pocket books with comic-like covers on our every local bookstores and I keep hearing stuff like "these wattpad books all
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Josephine
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story follows Cara who had a traumatic break-up with her boyfriend Oliver. Cara is also helping out her best friend Ayen plan her wedding while trying to mend her broken heart. Ayen sets her up with Lucas a cousin of the groom, who happens to be Cara’s first love. Cara doesn’t believe that Lucas remembers her from high school, but their first date is a disaster anyway. Lucas doesn’t seem to be interested and Cara leaves confused and upset.

The story really takes off after their first disaster
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Marigold Uy
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*full review posted in my blog seeliecourtlady.weebly.com*

The story is outright cute. No other word to describe it. It will make you giggle, snigger, chuckle and can make you go ‘aww’. It was a little predictable, but what’s important is the author’s execution: the way she wrote it drew me into the story.
I actually had to ditch my UP Educational Philosophy module because I started it a few moments before I decided to study. And you know, it gave me that kind of nagging feeling that I just had t
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Kristy Mauna
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Something in me refused to be defeated by heartbreak. Oliver wasn't coming back but I wasn't going to abandon me either."

This was a quick, sweet romantic read! I'm a sucker for childhood friends turning into something more later in life.. Although, this book was a little different from the normal trope I still really enjoyed it! If you're looking for some feels then definitely check this one out. <3
C.P. Santi
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a kilig read that had me smiling until the end.
Seriously, I'm sure a lot of people have secretly wished for another chance with their HS crush---certain that their older selves would have made a better impression (or had the sense to do less stupid things). In this story, Cara Nicolas gets that chance when she finds herself on a blind date with Lucas Lobregat. But somehow, (at least at first) the reality doesn't live up to her perceived notions of him. This, to me at least, was a very g
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Fay
Reading Blast From Two Pasts was like twirling around a room with your eyes closed as confetti falls from above.

Full review on my book blog: http://wp.me/p4gfJt-wf
Carmela
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this book from the author (courtesy of Bibliophiles Unplugged Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.

Let me kick this review off by saying that this is exactly my cup of tea!

I am in love with the ease of the words as it flowed freely in each page. It will make you want to turn the page to read on. With that being said, Blast From Two Pasts is an easy, light hearted, make-you-smile, reminisce-your-awkward-years-but-in-a-good-way, and fun read. I finished it in one sea
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Rhin
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Review originally posted on my blog.**

The idea of meeting two past loves almost at the same time intrigues me. I am curious how the main character would handle the situation and at the end of the day, who she will choose eventually. The beginning of the story presents us with Cara’s unsuccessful blind date and its unexpected reminder of her childhood crush. Kristel S. Villar surely describes Lucas vividly as I find myself swooning over him as well. But Cara’s memory of him doesn’t seem to fit
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Kevin Missal
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
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You choose your love story? Well, it’s what it looks like and what it sounds like.

When I went into this book, I wasn’t surprised. It was a predictable book albeit an interesting one. I was hooked from the beginning as I see how wacky the protagonist is. Chic-Lit has always been a guilty pleasure genre for me. I, perhaps, had read my first chic-lit by Meg Cabot. I don’t remember the name. It wasn’t all too great. It was fun for the time I read it, but it wa
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Ailla Magcamit
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Ever since I read my first chick-lit novella, I knew I was hooked so several years later, here I am looking forward to this kind of reads.

I'm glad to say that Blast From Two Pasts did not disappoint. It has everything I loved from the genre. From its quirky plot to its oh-so-adorable characters who you couldn't help but like, it's the type that you just cannot put down after getting started on it.

I loved the back-story of 'Basti' and Cara! It's too cute :3 Right fr
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Camille
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romanceclass
Rounded up from 4.5

Full review at: The Book Pile.

Everyone who went through high school had a crush right? It's part of puberty, hormones and all. So what if you meet your crush in your adult life, and not just cute, but actually hotter than you remember? What if also, he was more of a douche than you remember?

That's Blast From Two Pasts, but so much more. Cara is relatable, and Lucas is darn crushable. Even more when he grew up as the hot man she meets. From one seemingly bad circumstance to ano
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Mary
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The writing is not great, but aside from that, it's a very interesting and funny story. There is a bit of action, though it seems to drag at times. A blind date between two people who don't know that they know each other turns into a disaster. Her knight in shining armor from highschool is a real jerk now. And they are both in the same wedding so they have to spend time together. Just as she starts to get to see through his je ...more
Joanna C.
3.5 ☆

I thought this book was okay :) I got the kilig feelings toward the second half of this short book (probably why a 3.5, I prefer the kilig to be there right from the start). I found myself looking back to my high school crushes, too! A quick, light, romantic read, it was a perfect story to cap off my 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge.
Anne Villegas
After reading the book, I felt like it was written by someone who knows my life. There are situations I felt like I was Cara. And at first, I thought it happened somewhere else not until I encountered words such as "Libis, Pare, Carinderia and the life-changing MRT experience.

I promise to myself to read more of Kristel Villar's works in the future and other Filipino writers too.
Chrissie Peria
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet, but infinitely satisfying, this book hits the spot for warm, fuzzy feels. I especially loved how the last chapter tied things up, allowing me to slowly say goodbye to the characters I quickly grew to love.
Anne
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved how natural the character's voice was, although I would've wanted more exposition for Oliver's character. Nonetheless, it was a great read and had the right feels. I liked how the author tied things up in the end, but I somehow anticipated Lucas' motivations.
Racquel Castro
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I like how Cara faced the two pasts, Lucas and Oli. I am really in love with Lucas and how that rude guy turned into a knight whoa!
The changing of career path is one of the few things i can relate.
Shamaine
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reminds me of my HS days! Also got kilig at the end of the book!
Cassandra Javier
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
kilig story is kilig. longer review to follow.
April ~ The Reading Belles
All the kilig feels!
 Jera
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Warm and fuzzy feelings anyone? This book made me feel so much kilig and gave me a book hangover. I love it so much. I'm hoping that there'd be a sequel.
Lynai
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2014-books
Surprisingly, I got all kilig at the last chapter. More on this soon. :)
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“Something in me refused to be defeated by heartbreak. Oliver wasn't coming back but I wasn't going to abandon me either.” 0 likes
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