Stay a Little Longer by Dawn Lanuza Book Review and Blog Tour

Today is my tour stop for Stay a Little Longer by Dawn Lanuza which will be released on May 28, 2019 and it is my first time to join a blog tour organized by The Royal Polar Bear Reads and The Nocturnal Fey. I am excited not just to read another Dawn Lanuza’s work but also to be part of the promoting team. Her Break Up Anniversary was my first read and that story really broke my heart and I liked her since then.

Before anything else, I would like to share with you the details of the book.

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They were perfect strangers—all perks, no strings. Until they weren’t.

Elan wasn’t supposed to meet Caty. She lived halfway around the world, and he barely left Manila. Yet here he was, giving her a ride to the airport. Convinced that they would never have to see each other again after that day, Elan and Caty started to bond over truths, dares, stolen kisses, and games in hotel rooms and bars.

With brief encounters that turned them from acquaintances to friends — tipping to the point of lovers, always — will Elan and Caty keep settling for a day, or will someone finally dare to stay long enough to discover: Is this love?

Paperback, 256 pages

Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Dawn Lanuza writes contemporary romance, young adult fiction and prose poetry. She has two first loves – music and writing – and is lucky enough to surround herself with them. She currently lives with her family and a very loved cream toy poodle.

She sometimes blogs at


I must admit at first I thought this was just a typical love story where boy meets girl. They will have struggles and will have a happy ending. Yes, some of my predictions were true. But no, it was not only like that.

This book showed that love is indeed the most powerful thing in the universe. Every line and scene was filled with heavy emotions. I cannot stop reading it. This book is easy to love.


Though, I have not been in a serious relationship before especially in a long distance relationship, it made me feel that I am. I’ve learned a lot of relationship lessons from this book. That being home with someone has that so much feels. They always say that communication and trust is the key to a successful relationship. It is true the characters showed it. But what I admire from the characters are their maturity towards life and love.


Caty is a strong girl who dreams big. She loves being free and independent. However from what I observed, her weakness is when she feels love. On the other hand, Elan, is the good boy. The reserved mysterious boy that everybody likes. Both characters are broken but somehow they know how to fix themselves and be the best person they can be. On my mind, I always ask myself, why do boys like Elan are always attracted to girls like Caty? Just a thought. Anyway, I liked the main characters and the other characters as well. Can I mention that I really liked Lucian? We all need a gay friend like Lucian.

This is book is simply written and a light read. It teaches us that knowing and loving your self should always be our top priority. It also teaches us that long distance relationship works. There’s no such thing as different time zones for people who truly love each other. Life and love should always be in balance. And of course, if people are meant to be together they will always find their way back.


This book is perfect for someone who is struggling with love, relationships, and love. I recommend this to everyone especially to my fellow Filipinos. Let’s support Filipino authors!

Again, thank you for this opportunity.

Rate: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Want to read more? Here is the blog tour schedule.

May 22

Erika @ The Nocturnal Fey

Rafael @ The Royal Polar Bear Reads

Jen @ Jen D Bibliophile

May 23

Angela @ Hiding Behind Books

Jenny @ Levicorpvs Blog

Alice @ Married to Books Reviews and Blog

May 24

Shaa @ Moonlight Pages

Cathrina @ Puggyreader Writes

Jennilyn @ Rurouni Jenni Reads

May 25

Ynnah @ The Youngvamp’s Haven

Bryan @ Bryan Hoards Books

Rachel @ In Between Book Pages

May 26

Naadhira @ legenbooksdary

Gerald @ Gerald the Bookworm

Danielle @ dmcireadsblog

May 27

Kat @ Reading After Ten

Princess @ Princess and Pages

Provocatrix @ Provocatrix

May 28

Kath @ The Last Reader

Jessica @ Endless Chapters

Rebecca @ Bookingway Reads




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