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Mango Summer

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Magic is in the air...

For the first time in a century, the fruit in San Antonio's most famous mango farm all turned sour. Fiona, thirty-six and single, knows why. According to her family's legend, the only way to keep the mangoes sweet is for the women who run the farm to be married and bear children. If Fiona doesn't find anyone soon, the inheritance her family has been
Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published October 13th 2018
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Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I last read a romance novel and by golly gosh was I glad to pick up Agay’s latest. I only knew about this book when I read the synopsis from one of the #romanceclass ladies and I knew this book was going to be amazeballs.

Jutanders heroine? Check.
Kiddie meal guy? Check check.

This book is me.

First lines of the first chapter...oh my god. That vivid description of smelling ripe mangoes took me back. Holy crap. I don’t have the same verbose writing skills as Agay, so you just
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I buddy read this with a fellow #romanceclass reader (hi, Kristin!), something I haven't done before, which made the experience all the more special!

First: Love how this author weaves her words together—she's got magic on her fingertips, she's got magic in her heart. ~When I grow up, I want to be like her~

Second: Mad appreciation for the Filipino-ness of this novel. The fantasy approach (about how the mango trees weren't bearing sweetness) ties in with how superstitious and somehow traditional a
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-of-2018
Originally posted as a bookstagram:

I've been a fan of Agay Llanera's writing since I loved her YA novel Choco Chip Hips, and I was excited to dive back into one of her books. Mango Summer is a beautifully written romance with a strong Filipino flavor that reminded me of childhood summers spent in the province, away from the hustle and bustle of Manila. Agay's words have always had a lyrical quality to them, but even more so in this book where magic felt w
loved this. loved that Fiona was older than Greg and we get the best friend's brother trope. Loved the family story laced with an undercurrent of magic so you're not quite sure if it was true. But I was intrigued from the beginning.

H. Bentham
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Magic is wild, her mom used to say. You can't tame magic. It plays by its own rules."

I was supposed to write a full review on my blog for this but alas, I. Is. Busy. As. Bee. LOL. I'm sure I already psyched you up with my previous mango bookstagrams but omg, you should check out my livetweet thread while reading this! It was fun!

"Sometimes, life reveals itself clumsily. Yet Greg feels something has progressed between him and Fiona . . . "

I have read most of Agay's books and she's one of my f
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romanceclass
For this particular book, I think the setting is the winner. I can almost see myself and my childhood back in my province of Batangas even if we didn't own our own farm. The childhood background between Fiona and G-boy were well fleshed out. I can almost imagine them hanging out every summer.

The people living around the farm also reminded me of my own Titos and Titas.

It was also realistic that both the exes, Marcy and Cliff, were not made into bad guys even if they were the ones who cancelled
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Such a beautifully written book. The hero is lovely, so kind and smart and patient. The heroine is troubled and sad, but it’s wonderful to see her shake that off and come into her own. They both have had life-changing events and in the course of the story learn to live in their own skins. The older woman/younger man aspect is handled very well-not dominating the story nor swept under the rug. I loved how the secret of the mangos is revealed! This is one of the best books I’ve read this ye
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deliciously magical

I love Agay’s writing style and storytelling because it feels like her words are courting you heart with its beautiful words. The way she describes the scenery transports you to the warmth of a Filipino small town. The food, oh god the way she described the food makes your mouth water.

But of course the absolute star is the way she tells the story of Fiona and Greg and how each emotion unfolds. I love the way their story ended, for a second there I thought it was going another
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
+Best friend's little brother! Fiona is 8 years older than Greg! Flip those gender norms!
+Cookies! Really, Filipino food in general, but cookies!
+Super cute ending!

-It's narrated in 3rd person present tense! It gives the story a fairy tale quality which works for this story, but I find it awkward.
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
3.5 ⭐

age gap where the heroine is older 🙏👌
Aira Irish
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A perfect book for the summer. It makes me crave for mangoes too.
Amanda (Fandomly Bookish)
-age gap
-slow burn
-the heroine is the owner of a mango farm + very foodie romance
-a messy but amazing heroine
-soft hero who wants the best for her

At first, I wasn't sure about this book, I don't think that I've ever read a best friend's younger brother before. But oh friends, I'm so glad that I listened and read this book. The heroine is the owner of a mango farm that it's famous for its very sweet and perfect mangos, until this summer, where the mangos come sour. Here comes the hero, loo
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Agay is a freelance writer for TV and print. In her spare time, she enjoys writing Romance, New Adult, and Young Adult novellas.
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