Title: Icon of the Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love #3)
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Genre/s: Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary, Philippine Mythology
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?
After the intense cliffhanger in book 2, Hannah is back and she will have to face a difficult challenge that will test her commitment and passion as the Interim Goddess of Love. In the end, she will have to take a leap of faith (literally!) and make a decision that will completely change her life.
Hannah, used to sense the feelings of those who summoned her as Goddess of Love but ever since Vida Castillo, a.k.a. Goddess of the Moon and mortal enemy no.#1, visited her one night, Hannah's ability was getting worse. Not only did she sense their feelings, she physically experienced what will happen to them minutes before it happen to them.
Hannah, doesn't know what's going on and it's scaring her. If this is the price of becoming the Goddess of Love, she'd rather give it to someone who wants it but unfortunately, Vida is the only willing candidate. Will Hannah give it all up or will she endure? Also, the MOST important question will also be answered. Who will Hannah pick? Quin? Diego? or Robbie?
This is the most awaited conclusion to the awesome Interim Goddess of Love Trilogy and if I'm going to sum up the whole series, I'll say it was a really enjoyable one. I can't believe that this is the last and to tell you the truth, in the three days that I read these books, I've come to love all of this characters (even Vida).
All the questions and loose ends in the first two books were answered here, like where is the original Goddess of Love, why she went missing and what Hannah's weird dreams were all about. I couldn't be more happier with Hannah's decisions about her lovelife. I will not say any name but you could guess if you want.
What I don't like about the ending is chapter 29. The story could have ended with chapter 28 and I will be happily satisfied with it. But because of that last chapter, more questions popped up and were left unanswered and it felt like it ended with another cliffhanger. Ugh, the agony of having to speculate what will happen next without knowing if I'm right is killing me.
Overall, it was an entertaining read. I'll just pretend that chapter 29 didn't exist and be happy with it. LOL! I will definitely recommend it to everyone who wanted a fluffy contemporary romance with a tad bit of mythology and magic.
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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.