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Just a Little Bit of Love

Three short stories about three young girls: Anita, Ina, and Carla. Each one finding their lives disrupted by a boy. Maybe it’s because he wanders into the coffee shop where she works after school every Tuesday. Maybe it’s because he won’t leave her alone even if she has made it clear that she is crushing on his football teammate. Or maybe it’s b
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Kindle Edition, 60 pages
Published November 18th 2015 (first published 2015)
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Kris Mauna
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"She likes the idea of always having a place in his memory. Of belonging somewhere she wouldn't be erased or forgotten."

I will read anything Ines Bautista-Yao writes and love it! A great collection of short stories that brought the kilig moments on! If you need a quick, pick me up romance then check these out! :)
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Celesta Thiessen
Sweet, romantic short stories. Perfectly pleasant diversion for a lazy afternoon. I got a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Cassey
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three enjoyable short stories, with a tread of some characters between them. I really enjoyed this read.
April ~ The Reading Belles
ARC was provided for an honest review.

Also posted at b i n i b i n i with character interview.

Just so you know, everything Ines writes that I read so far brings in the clean (yes, because I have dirty feels okay) feels that never fails to warm my (cold, lol) heart. Just a Little Bit of Love is no exception.

And OMG!!! I felt so high during and after reading this because EEEE SO! KILIIIIG!!! I had no idea what to do with myself! Maybe jump up and down like a kid who won a candy from a store?! Just
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Anne
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

**Review posted on Will Read for Feels*

Just a Little Bit of Love features three stories with three interesting heroines, each from different timelines: high school, college, and the professional world. Each story takes you through the different phases of falling in love—from being the shy, awkward person, to pining over the popular kid, and to
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Juliann Whicker
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't certain what to expect with these three short stories, having never before read anything by this author, but I was pleasantly surprised. The prose was engaging, the character fairly interesting and the short stories well managed.

The first story is about a girl who waits until she realizes she can't wait any longer. The second is about a girl obsessed with a boy who learns that she can't hide from real love. The third is about a wedding planner who has a sweet romance with a cameraman. I
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Jay Tria
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just a Little Bit of love tells three short stories set in the world of Only A Kiss, and if you loved that book like I did, you will devour this collection like freshly baked cheese rolls. The thing about Ines Bautista-Yao's writing is that it's like a time warp, transporting you back to that period of first kisses and awkward crushes. Like that time when you hid in the corner, gathering up your courage to say hi to that boy you always saw in that same spot. And that time when you had a massive ...more
Blake
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, the days spent pining for someone, hoping beyond hope that they felt the same feelings about you. Each of these three stories did a good job of capturing the emotional agony and frustration of unrequited love from different stages of young life. My only complaint about these stories, especially “On the Sidelines”, is they should have been longer. I think the attempts to keep them short often forced the dialogue to be a bit generic and kept scenes from unfolding naturally. I would say the mai ...more
S.A. Molteni
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just a Little Bit of Love by Ines Bautista-Yao is a sweet collection of short stories that will tug at your heart-strings.

Having recently read Only a Kiss, I already knew about the main characters, Katie and Chris in the first story, so that particular story is a great companion to the longer book. The other two stories stand on their own and are such sweet love stories, I thoroughly enjoyed them.

All three stories flow well and have wonderful endings. Reading each one took me back in time to r
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H.L. Burke
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I binged this story a bit like a box of candy. Started out saying I'd read a few pages before bedtime and just couldn't stop, in spite of repeatedly telling myself I needed to go to bed, so I suppose it is a good thing it is short.
While it has some mentions of the characters in the novel it supports, they are sort of background figures for the most part. The writing was lively and had a really strong, youthful voice. The characters are believable teens without being annoying teens, which is hard
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Katy
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a collection of three short sweet romance stories. The first one was much shorter than the others and didn't feel complete compared to the two longer ones. All three are interesting and written by a polished author. They will appeal to teens and those who like sweet romance, and especially those who have already read Ms. Yao's longer work, Only a Kiss, since these stories are about some of the minor characters. ...more
Dawn Malone
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just a Little Bit of Love captures perfectly the angsty relationships between teens and the complex inner world of life at that age. This charming read is quick, fun, and perfect for teens and adults. I loved the characters in each of these short stories, so well-developed that I felt as if they were people I might know. Bautista-Yao clearly feels the pulse of the teen world. Well done!
Fay
Just a Little Bit of Love is for the hopeless romantic – and pretty much everyone else.

Full review on my book blog: https://bibliophilesoprano.wordpress....
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Cassandra Javier
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
--longer review to be posted soon--but this is really lovely and kilig and the prose is just too beautiful <3
Ailla Magcamit
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
11/24/15

Miss Ines Bautista-Yao never fails to disappoint! Just. Plain. Amazingness.

Full review to follow!
S.M. Spencer
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sweet little book for those of us that didn't get enough of "only a Kiss"
I love this author's connection to the young female brain - brings back sweet memories.
A quick read but very enjoyable
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Reading and writing are close to Ines Bautista Yao's heart ever since she was a child. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in AB Communication Arts. She has been a teacher at the Assumption College San Lorenzo and the Ateneo de Manila University's English department.

Her debut novel One Crazy Summer was first penned in 2007 when she was pregnant with her first daughter
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