Review: My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra.

My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra.
Published 2009 by Summit Media.
144 pages.
Rating: 5 stars.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
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Here’s what happens when you play pretend.

When Zack asks Jasmine to pretend to be his ex-girlfriend, she gamely agrees, thinking it would be fun. A few years later, she still has to keep convincing people that they were never together! Then one day, she finds out he’s getting married—to someone she’d just met once! All of a sudden, things aren’t so clear-cut anymore. Can Jasmine sort out her feelings (sometimes, she can’t even tell real from pretend when it comes to her and Zack) before it’s too late?

My Review

I went into this book without reading the blurb, and I never do this, but I’m so glad I did it this time because this was nothing like I expected it to be, and I say this in the best way possible. I thought it would be something like this; the girl for whatever reason decided to pretend to have dated a certain guy and then after a while the guy somehow the guy finds out and it’s awkward and pathetic for the girl. I hate these stories, and really, I should know better, because Mina would never disappoint me like that.

So this story starts when Zack asks Jasmine to pretend that they were in a relationship in high school so he could ask out this girl who doesn’t want to be anyone’s first girlfriend. After that, it just snowballs into a huge lie where sometimes even themselves believe it.

After not hearing from Zack for a while, Jasmine gets invited to his wedding and it’s shocked to say the least, and she’s even more shocked when two of his ex-grilfriends-who still believe Jas is one of them-ask her to help them make Zack realize he’s making a mistake and that he isn’t happy in this relationship with that girl that isn’t even faithful to him.

I loved the characters and the way the story was built, we got some flashbacks which weren’t annoying or boring, and to me that’s surprising because I usually hate flashbacks. I’m also very excited to read Kimmy’s book since she was the mean girl in this one, it’ll be interesting to see things from her point of view. I adore Mina’s writing, she’s one of my favorite romance writers and this is definitely on my top 3 books I’ve read of hers -that’s saying something- I can’t wait to read more.

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