After finishing this story, Blown by the Wind, I found myself speechless. I really don’t know what to say right now. While I was halfway through this story, I have a lot of things to say, and now that I’m done, I don’t know what to say or where to start.
There are two reasons why I get speechless, it’s either I love the story or I hate it. But for this one, it’s far from hate because I loved it well, not that loved to get a 5 star rating but hear me out first eh?
I’m always biased when it comes with Jonaxx’s stories as I’m really a big fan. It wasn’t really hard to keep up with my adoration with her as her stories we’re always amazing. And Blown by the Wind is just that..amazing!
I have to say that I was a bit confused and also some readers had the same experience with the first chapter too. The shifting of scenes were a bit hard to comprehend so I was asking what’s happening. Jonaxx just signed up for a new publishing company plus with her work as a teacher, I’m pretty sure her schedule was hectic, so editing her stories we’re not always a priority, besides, it’s in Wattpad and I am reading it for free so why the heck am I complaining?! Haha. But after that chapter, the next chapters were all making sense that I was thrown into insanity…again. My! Blown by the Wind is absolutely another masterpiece from the Queen!
When it comes to pure romance, Jonaxx definitely dominated that area. She knows how to write scenes that will make you blush like crazy and might even kill you because of the super romantic scenes between the leads. When I first read a story from Jonaxx, there were no sexy scenes, but as I read her recent books, it doesn’t just have sexy scenes but all of them kind of surpasses the previous books and the scenes were getting way more hotter. And you can’t hear any complaints from me haha. Her way of writing it didn’t really made me feel violated or uncomfortable. Actually, I’m almost imagining it in my head, haha, I’m afraid I’m getting pervert(er) every story that I read from Jonaxx *wink.
The scenes and execution of lines were superb as ever and I love love love that she added suspense, thrill and mystery in this one. Which again reminds me how hopeless I am in naming the culprit lol.
For the main characters, during the first few chapters, I feel some sympathy for Eury for what she experienced with her parents. Imagine being that way, of being unwanted and always a failure in their eyes. Always spouting those harsh words to her, at a young age she experienced that. Imagine what will that makes her when she grew up. That’s why I kind of understand what she felt before; on how she loathed Vince when he first got into their home, on how her parents were gushing because they loved him more than they love her. Her actions were normal for a teenager so I understand that, but what she did a few years after that was excruciating to read. I’ll tell you more about it in the conflict part.
Also, aside from that, her jealousy is really getting into my nerves. It’s so obvious that I am the one who’s ashamed of what she is doing and saying out of jealousy. Well, if I have Vince as a partner, I don’t think I’ll ever make it a day without feeling jealous at all too, haha. But reading about it just kind of irritating considering that Eury is so pretty. Yep, she’s so pretty that I wish I am her, minus the being jealous part ofcourse *wink.
To Vince? What can I say, I love the guy even after a few minutes he was introduced. Well, to be fair, that’s what I always feel for all Jonaxx’s heroes haha. Thinking about it now, I guess all of them have the same traits – they are all extremely hot and good looking (too good looking for your own good), domineering, successful, intense, and very intimidating. Just like Sibal from the 1st book of the Costa Leona which is the Scorching Love, Vince also came from a humble start, that’s why when I found out how successful he is now, I can’t help but think that getting away from Eury’s family was a good thing as he was able to achieve what he achieved now.
I don’t have any complaints about his character actually, I love him. All Jonaxx’ heroes are in my favorite list actually, haha, I can’t just pick one! They’re all so hot, besides, it’s fiction, so I can always have as many guys as I want aight?
There’s really a lot of conflict in this story, but all the other things were pretty minor. The showbiz life, the jealousy, the supposed to be an act relationship, the inexistent girls, the ex, and the life-threatening situation Eury experienced.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love the suspense part, but the part where Eury is acting like a martyr got to my nerve. A few page before it’s going to be introduced, I know they’re going to blackmail her, so I swear to myself that I will be retracting 1 star if she ever give in an become a martyr. And dang! She really did. Like the ek she did!
2nd time around, or was it 3rd time? Nah..whatever nth time that is
They are always separated or in a verge of breaking up, but the last one really pisses me off. Aside from angsty teenage acts, what I always hate about the conflicts used in romance stories is one of the main leads sacrifice something or becomes a martyr and leave the other one so they could be save or something similar to that.
Like heck! This isn’t the old time, this is the 21st century. Why can’t you just tell your partner right away so that the two of you could plan it out together. Is that difficult to do? Well, how would I know, I’m never been in love before, unless you consider some fiction characters haha.
So 6 months after the breakup, Eury did everything to find Vince and admit everything and hoping she could have him back. She went through a lot of trouble and I was kind of glad about it (I could be mean sometimes, haha). I’m not being spiteful or mean, but after what she did to him, (he begged for her, imagine that!) I think a little hardship would be enough to compensate with what she’d done.
The scene after that was kind of funny but intense at the same time. I don’t want to elaborate more or I will be dropping some spoiler again and I know you wouldn’t want that *wink.
I really thought there’s no more epilogue so imagine my happiness when I found out that there is! For the Costa Leona series, Jonaxx creates an epilogue based from the heroes POV, so you can imagine my excitement.
It talks about those time when Eury was so mean to Vince and how she hates him. We were also got an idea how she started liking him as well aside from hating him lol. But the explanation on how he started liking her isn’t enough or isn’t clear for me. I think there isn’t a part that explains how he started to really like her as a woman. But oh well, you can’t have everything eh?
But at least all Vince’s feelings during those romantic and even saddest times in this story were finally out in the open and it really makes me feel so sad for him. I really hate the playing the martyr part. He’s really so devastated and so lost that I wanna take him away. It’s a surprise he was still chasing her after what happened lol.
And when I found out about him stalking Eury before was kind of weird. I mean, it’s not really like him and that just proves how he really loves her.
And lastly, the part where Eury’s parents were rushing to her saying sorry for what they did, well, it wasn’t really enough for me. They’ve been a jerk to the highest level to her that I think if she died, they will be happy about it. But heck, even if that’s what I’m feeling, I still cried. It’s just. I dunno. Whenever it’s about family, I can’t help but be a cry baby.
I can’t end this review without mentioning these set of characters that made my reading experience more enjoyable.
The first one is Milo, he’s Vince’s nephew. He’s so cute and his admiration to Eury is so adorable to read. Haha. I think it’s safe to say that he’s Vince number one competitor when it comes to claiming Eury’s heart haha
Amer, he’s Eury’s best friend since childhood. Btw, he’s gay and he’s really funny. He’s also always there for Eury and that definitely won his title as the best best friend for this story.
Andres, he’s Milo’s father and is one of Vince’s close friends. He keeps on teasing Vince about his stalking to Eury and is the one who’s always cool and chill lol. He’s one of the most amusing character I’ve encounter so far *wink.
I really wish there’s an English version of Blown by the Wind because I really want everyone in the world to read Jonaxx’s stories so you can see why I get so insane whenever I read one from hers haha.
Also, it’s the fourth book of the Costa Leona series but you can definitely read it standalone. Each books in the series were from different pair-up so whichever of the books you want to go first would be fine.
And btw, I’m loving that all the people who done wrong to Eury was able to pay for what they did especially Blair and unfortunately, the one whom I’m sharing a name with. Haaay! Unfortunately for me, I was given a name that is not fitting for lead role but as a third party or worse and bitchy antagonist.
But whatever. Blown by the Wind is definitely a perfect read for every tagalog romance lovers out there.
- Kaya na kitang alagaan. Sa paraang gusto mo. At sa paraang gustong-gusto ko.
- You just have completely made me so crazy, Eury. At hindi ko alam na may mas ibabaliw pa pala ako sa’yo.
- It’s all a cover up because I’m lusting on the woman I couldn’t have. Even when I’m already successful. Even with my name now.
- I have been so crazy about you for years. You think I can stop myself from kissing you that way? D*mn!
- I’ve seen you grow beautifully in spite of pain, Eury. And now that it’s my turn to take care of you, please, give your full trust to me. Baby, I will give you anything you want… everything you need. I will protect you and support you even when you think you don’t need it.
- I respect your dreams and decisions. So much. I don’t care if it’ll destroy me.
- Kailan ba naging mas importante sa akin ang pangalan ko? If it’s you or my dignity, Eury, I don’t care what they say about me as long as you’re with me! If it’s between you or any other things, baby, I will always choose you!
- Naiintindihan mo ba, Eury? Kailanman, walang mas humigit sa’yo para sakin! Not my name, not my career, not anyone!
- The happiest moments in life are not actually spent laughing or smiling the whole time with so many people around, sometimes it is spent in silence with the people who matters the most.
- Passion will always be a weakness. It could lead you to hell, even when it feels like heaven. It could lead you to evil, when all you want is good.
- I want to give her the love that she deserves. No matter how much it will cost me… no matter if it will cost my heart.
- No matter how cold, dark, and mysterious the night will be… No matter how hard and violent the winds will blow… she will always be blown to me. And I will always… always… find my way to her. No matter what.