Book Review: The Hometown Hazard by Dawn Lanuza


Title: The Hometown Hazard
Author: Dawn Lanuza
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 391
Published January 29th 2016 by Indie Sisiw Books
Rating: 4.5/5



Jules Coronado has been away from her hometown for almost a decade but when an intruder breaks in to her childhood home, she finds herself coming back. Changes evidently took place in her small town, including her childhood best friend’s younger brother, Kip – now tall, slightly scruffed, all grown up and caught climbing into their garden wall.

Kip Villamor has a mission and despite Jules’ doubts, they team up: going on fieldtrips, tackling unsuspecting men, and trespassing offices to dig up dirt. But Jules has secrets of her own, one that might be exposed – unless she keeps her walls up. But climbing walls are Kip’s forte, remember?

Will her secrets keep her on his side, or will it force her to disappear again?



Thank you to the author for sending a review copy, this will not affect or influence my review.

I always love reading books by Filipino authors, it makes me connect with the characters more.It’s very rare to find books that is set in the Philippines, so I always make it to a point to support every Filipino authors out there. Yay!


The Hometown Hazard is such a cute  and fun read, perfect for summer! It was  fast-paced, just what I needed, no dull moments all throughout the story. I liked the author’s writing style and how she made the story simple, no love triangles, just family issues, it made me love it more because the parents are really involved in the story.

The characters were well  written, Jules, the main character is the type of girl who likes to plan out everything and doesn’t go beyond her limits but her childhood best friend’s brother Kip on the other hand was a daring and swoony guy, ahhh I was totally in love with him, he was so eager to know everything that was happening to his family’s business. Their chemistry was naturally there I didn’t feel that it was insta love. I also admire the friendship between Jules and Kip’s sister even though they were apart for a long time their friendship was still genuine.

I wish to read more books by the author, now she’s one of my favorite Filipino authors!

I recommend this if you like reading cute contemporary novels, it might get you out of your reading slump!


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