Interim Goddess of Love, Queen of The Clueless, and Icon of the Indecisive Reviews

Hello! It’s almost the last day of August but the Interim Goddess of Love Trilogy Book Tour is still not over for today marks its stop on my blog. And yes, if you’re looking for something good to read, then you better get your hands on these babies.

Book 1: The Interim Goddess of Love
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College student Hannah Maquiling, also temporarily working as the Goddess of Love, has had enough of everyone asking for her help when it comes to relationships. It’s her turn to find romance! She deserves it, after serving as matchmaker and confidant to everyone else in Ford River College for the past year. She’s had a crush on handsome senior (and God of the Sun) Quin forever, but he’s destined to fall in love with an extraordinary mortal woman, so she’s figured her chances with him have pretty much dropped to zero.

It’s not like she doesn’t have any options for a classic college romance though. There’s Diego, God of the Sea and Quin’s best friend/enemy. And regular guy Robbie is stepping up, making sure she knows how he feels about her. How hard can it be for a goddess to find someone to love, and be loved in return?


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Imagine a life where in you have the powers over people who are in love…Well, not really.

As Hannah accepts the challenge to become the Interim Goddess of Love, she thinks that affairs of the heart are so easy to have power over. Hannah also has problems with letting her powers come to life and she feels like she’s not really meant for the job. But then again, she realizes that she has her own problems of the heart, as well, and that she could do nothing about. There’s Robbie, hot guy, who Hannah has something going on with (or is there, really?), and then there’s Quin, Sun god, who everyone around Hannah thinks should be with her. She also has to deal with the conflicts around her–there’s troublesome Diego–god of the sea, and Vida–goddess of the moon and all around Miss Popular who seems to hate her with a passion. 
If you want a story that incorporates reality and magic, this is the book for you. You’ll cheer for Hannah, cry for Hannah, and feel for her every dilemma…such as choosing who to fall for: Good boy Robbie (who loves her with a passion), Sun God Quin (who is again, very. hot.), and Bad Boy Diego (who always seems to be around Vida!). It’s a different kind of book that incorporates not only love, and stories about college, but also Filipino Mythology, as well. I like the fact that there’s Filipino Mythology involved since most of us have forgotten or don’t even know about our own myths. And if you’re one of  those who don’t, then this book is a good start. Who doesn’t want a good magical love story with some education involved? I swear, you’ll smile from the very first page all the way to the end. Such a cliffhanger, though! But that’s why it’s a trilogy…

Book 2: Queen of The Clueless
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If you’ve been feeling neglected by the Goddess of Love lately, don’t worry — Hannah Maquiling, college sophomore, is in training to take over. The Original Goddess is missing, but Hannah is Interim Goddess now, and she should figure out how to solve humanity’s love problems soon. Quin (God of the Sun) is still her mentor, still really hot, but apparently isn’t as honest about his other earthly relationships as she thought. It’s frustrating, and enough to make her check out possibilities with Diego (God of the Sea) and Robbie (Cute Human).

In the meantime, she’s decided to spend some of her precious training time helping to break up a relationship, instead of putting one together. Why? Because the girl in question happens to be her best friend Sol, whose boyfriend is stealing not just from her, but from other people on campus. Sol didn’t exactly summon the Goddess, but this is what power over Love is for, right? Surely it’s not just about matchmaking, but ending doomed relationships too. (Even when it’s not what people want.)


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Hannah is still the Interim Goddess of Love–and now, she’s more clueless than ever! In this book, the stories of her friends–especially her bestfriend, Sol, were also tackled. See, Sol thinks that her boyfriend, Neil is stealing from her and she just doesn’t know what to do.

And that’s where Hannah enters. She tries to help Sol solve her problem but the uncanny Neil seems to have an agenda on his own. And Hannah thinks that Neil is also one of the gods! And then there’s some jealousy involved as Quin seems to be seen in the company of Denise Cabral, a young History professor, most of the time. And still, there’s Vida–tough cookie Vida who still seems to hate Hannah so much and wouldn’t stop on making life harder for her.

This book also showcases the good side of bad boy Diego–see? Even bad boys can be good, too. (And yeah, yeah, I’m on Team Diego so…) 

This book is pretty cool and easy to read, and super, super bitin–and that’s why you have to read “Icon of the Indecisive” right away just to shake those “bitin” feelings off and see what happens to our dear Hannah…

Book 3: Icon of the Indecisive
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College student Hannah Maquiling, also temporarily working as the Goddess of Love, has had enough of everyone asking for her help when it comes to relationships. It’s her turn to find romance! She deserves it, after serving as matchmaker and confidant to everyone else in Ford River College for the past year. She’s had a crush on handsome senior (and God of the Sun) Quin forever, but he’s destined to fall in love with an extraordinary mortal woman, so she’s figured her chances with him have pretty much dropped to zero.

It’s not like she doesn’t have any options for a classic college romance though. There’s Diego, God of the Sea and Quin’s best friend/enemy. And regular guy Robbie is stepping up, making sure she knows how he feels about her. How hard can it be for a goddess to find someone to love, and be loved in return?


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Sometimes, in life, you have to really, really decide.

That’s the lesson that Hannah Maquiling learns after becoming Interim Goddess of Love. When she finally realizes that it’s not just a game and that people’s feelings may be hurt, she learns that she has to decide once and for all if this life is for her. 

This book is crazy good. It shows the different sides of the characters, and also, there’s a really good subplot that you’ll feel for: Justin and Marlee’s story.

Justin and Marlee have been together forever. And then a betrayal happens, and Hannah has to help out or else relationships will be destroyed and a life would be in danger. And then there are Hannah’s dreams, which actually are prophetic and she has to learn to understand them–and to understand that she actually possesses the powers of a real goddess now.

This also shows more of Hannah’s lovelife–the confusion, the fear, the pain, and all the “kilig” moments that makes you feel like you’re back in college again. (How Hannah does any studying with all these hot boys around, I don’t know…)

Also, this book showcases who the original goddess of love is and you’d probably be surprised. 

Surprises, more backgrounds on Philippine Myths, love, life, choices– This is the perfect ending to the trilogy–one that’ll make you go “awww, I want more!”. And I really do want more. 

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About the Author:

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Her young adult/fantasy trilogy Interim Goddess of Love is a college love story featuring gods from Philippine mythology. Her contemporary romance novella Fairy Tale Fail won the 2012 Filipino Readers’ Choice award for Chick Lit. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in e-publishing.

When not writing romance, she is president of communications firm Bronze Age Media, development communication consultant, indie publisher, professional editor, wife, and mother. She created the workshop series “Author at Once” and #romanceclass for writers and publishers.


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