Writing with Laira

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[Book] Bared to You


Sexy!!! It’s the best word to describe the whole thing! It oozed with so much hotness and extreme scenes. The writer has a very different style; one moment the couple engages into some some steamy sex scene and then fight immensely like psychotic jerks the next. The novel takes you to a very thrilling hype only to be pulled back down by where the situation ends; sex. Whatever they do, in good terms or not, they always end up having sex somewhere and it’s kinda turning me off a bit; making the deed not worthwhile anymore. It would have been really awesome if there could be a perfect blend of some sweet romance and some of the scorching hot sexy time. I can only feel lustful here not falling in love. I’m not saying that this is a bad read actually it is good (if you’re after the smut only).

I still can say that Fifty Shades is a whole lot better. There’s order in the way the story was presented, an interesting beginning, mysterious middles and amazing climaxes at the end of each volume. Still giving it a 7 out of 10 for the fantastic sexy encounters. I would need to read the next installment “Reflected in You” to know better (that’s if I could gather some energy to pick up my phone and read).


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[Book] The Marriage Bargain

This is one of the recommendations I received when I signed up for Goodreads. The synopsis is written interestingly so I gave it a time. I was expecting for something out of the typical romcoms but I was disappointed. Not that it was bad but I kinda predicted what would happen next.

The bickering and crazy fights are all too cute and funny but the story was short and not that complicated. This reminds me of the recent movie by Xian Lim and Kim Chiu (Bride for Rent). This kind of storyline has been overly used many times now and I guess I should have taken the title  as a hint already. It was a good read but not too good.


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[Book] Wallbanger

Well, I just got off from reading some cheesy and ultimately romantic fanfics and came to read this one.

I don’t want to be a hypocrite but I got hold of this book because of it’s striking cover page; I bet you’ll pick this one too. But, yeah, I wasn’t disappointed at all! I got what I was expecting. Just what I expected and nothing more. There was not much extraordinary about it besides the extreme wallbanging episodes! It will make you curious to the core just thinking about what happens in the other side of the wall; in other words, the wall banging makes it a total page-turner.

Another good thing about this story is all about CLIVE!!! He’s the most adorable pet ever! I want one like him! He even had his own point of view in the story. (You gotta read it to know how!)

I loved how the characters were bickering and fighting all the time, the exchanges are absolutely clever and witty. Over all, I’ll give it an 8 out of 10 because there’s always a room for improvement!

Some of the fans of the book are rooting for Jensen Ackles as Simon “the wallbanger” Parker and Jennifer Lawrence as Caroline Reynolds. If this book suggests, sexy, witty, romantic, and some solid wallbanging, Jensen is the best pick! Woohoo!

What do you think?

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[FanFic] Turn Out the Lights

Another Daraon fic is it! It wasn’t perfect but it sure was a hell of a joy ride reading this one. Gangsters and politics, asskicking and some sweet lovin is what TOTL gave me and it’s absolutely entertaining. The whole setting matched the actual personalities Dara and GD. Dara being the innocent, fragile and bright while GD is the complete opposite. This story made me realize that love can spark anywhere; in the uptowns, slums, mansions and even in the most crappy apartment ever.

There were some dragging transition chaps but it was all good; we all get that sometimes. Although it had a very vague ending it was still worth reading; it gives you the feeling that some things are better left unsaid and undone, sometimes it’s better that you leave things the way they are supposed to be and let fate do it’s thing. The hanging vibe at the end of the story leaves much more impression than those typical happy endings. I believe this story can make a good drama series.

I loved how the author named the chapters after some songs in relation to the events happening in the story. It kinda makes the reading experience better because you get to listen to something while you go on and I would definitely re-read this on my free time.


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[FanFic] Thirty Minutes on Thursdays

Thirty Minutes on Thursdays

This fic has been on my list of the best among the best ever since I’ve read it. Yeah, it’s perfectly written, it’s beautiful, deep, painful and absolutely heartbreaking. It will take your emotions to different heights.

I knew the moment that I read the story synopsis the story would entail no happy ending but my love for SecretSeven’s works made me push it. I must have liked romantic comedies too much as it has become a convincing force that tells me that there are happy ever afters in the real deal and I will have mine, someday, somewhere.

Eventually, the story taught me that happy endings comes in various forms and it will sum up to the question “What makes you happy?”

I don’t think I will be able to move on from this story ever! It has scarred me for life, deeply! I don’t know. I might be able to read it again someday but not now, not when I’m this ambivalent.

Read at your own risk! I read this at around midnight and I was crying my eyeballs out until 4 in the morning! I wasn’t able to sleep a few nights after and my mood was extremely down the next 2 weeks and I never looked at life the same way again! This is how Seven’s stories affect me! SHE IS AMAZING!!!!!

If this somehow turns into a movie it would be really beautiful and I bet I would cry a thousand once again. Maybe more!

(I’ve read this story a long time ago. I wanted to refresh my memory a little bit to remind me why I liked this story so much, so I re-read it. IT HAS THE SAME EFFECT! I cried like how I cried when Heechul went in for military training!)

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE STORY! (Its best that you play the Debussy’s Arabesque in last 2 chappies!)


[Book] Mobster for Rent

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I joined AFF in 2010 and this fic was my very first Daragon story. From then on, I was proved, first love never dies!!! This is the most hilarious of them all! Nothing comes close!

The author is absolutely witty and her writing style is just so unique. Wide readers would find it awkward to read something from AFF due to some POV shiftings, (well, except the veteran readers of AFF) but this story was written in a different way. Yeah, it has POV shifts but no awkward feelings at all. I don’t know how Huntress made it that way but it was really smooth.

The story is well plotted and there were no dragging moment where you would just want to flip the next pages right away. No annoying occurrences, or tragedies or no stupid characters. Oh! Slash that! Dara is certainly a nuthead head but I think it’s the best asset of this fic. The heroine portrays a role that most fangirls can relate into and empathize. Every die hard romantic would love this because this book just overflows with cheeseballs, sugary pick up lines, the badassery and everything crazy!

The meeting of Destruction and Hymen was worth the wait! That is like the funniest, sexiest and hottest smut I’ve ever read! (Of course except fro SecretSeven’s smut writings, they’re on a different category) I never knew smut and comedy can be fused amazingly like this!

Huntress will forever be one of my favorite reads and I will keep on reading this author’s stories. So should you!

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[Movie] Bakit Di Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?


Before watching the movie, I decided to read the book first and I was laughing the entire time! It was real, funny, bold and witty. It was as if Ramon Bautista was just stating the ready given facts that we always choose to ignore, it’s an eye opener.

As for the movie, though the book didn’t really had  storyline in it, they incorporated one to fit the contents of the book. Xian and Kim were very convincing pair, maybe because of their rumored off cam romance. There was no overacting, no exaggerations and you could easily relate to it as it actually happens in most people.

In addition to that, the soundtrack has a very catchy melody that I always find myself humming and singing the song! I bet most of the people who heard it sang along each time the chorus played. Zia Quizon did a very nice job in here.

All in all, I’m giving it 8 out of 10. It was really really good but not enough to make it into my perfect movies list. I just thought that there could have been a better storyline. I kinda hoped they didn’t go for the typical and predictable one. But I must commend Kim Chiu for playing her role so hilariously, I never expected her to be able to pull off a comedy role.

Here’s the lovely Zia Quizon singing the soundtrack!