What Kind of Day is a lovely gentle read about two people becoming who they want to be with some assistance from each other. Naya runs small, specialized tours around Manila and the Philippines, and one day Ben appears. He has just resigned from his job working for a senator when he sits down in Naya’s van. The book takes place over months, but really three or so days.
The few days we have with Ben and Naya are turning points for them. Both have to determine what they really want from life and what compromises they are willing to make. The understanding they show each other is just lovely. They know the limits on their connection, and while they each impact each other on these two days that define them, the relationship isn’t a fast cure. Their time together lifts their moods and lets them see what is actually important. No one fixes the other, but they provide a boost of something necessary, they highlight each other’s strengths. And when we reach their HFN/HEA, Ben and Naya have worked on themselves, allowing them to be ready to be together.
This is a super mellow positive review, but it really is a lovely book. What Kind of Day is also the start of a new series from Esguerra, so we’re all extremely lucky and I can’t wait for the next book.