More summer loving on the blog this weekend! I’m happy to welcome Charlie Dio, one of the authors in Summer Feels: A #romanceclass Anthology, here to share a playlist for her short story, Busy Out of the Friendzone. Check it out!
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It is a fact universally acknowledged that friendship can sometimes be the very barrier that prevents a person from professing his feelings of love to his/her friend. This is the core plot-point of Busy Out of the Friend Zone in #romanceclass’ Summer Feels anthology.
To get into the thick of things while I was writing the story, I had a few staple songs that I kept on repeating in order to fully immerse myself in the characters, and I would be really honored to share them here with you.
Pro-tip: Check out the lyrics of the songs!
1. Sway by Bic Runga
2. Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore by Reo Speedwagon
3. Not a Bad Thing by Boyce Avenue
4. Marvin Gaye by Charlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor
5. Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailat
If you happen to be in the exact same predicament as the characters in my story, and you find yourself unable to express how you feel to that one friend you’ve been in love for years, I hope you give my short playlist a listen! I’ll be sending virtual doses of courage your way, and maybe you can find the words to say how you feel! Good luck!
Oh, and thank you, Ana, for granting me a space in your awesome blog!
Summer loving happens so fast, as you’ll find with Summer Feels, an anthology of 23 stories of love under the summer sun by #romanceclass authors. Savor the candied thrill of firsts—first loves, first kisses, first solo vacations—and the bittersweet triumph of second chances. Tour the Philippines as the stories take you to mountain retreats and island paradises. Let the magic of the hot sun, clear blue skies, and lots of love take you on a roller coaster ride of feels. With stories ranging from sweet to sexy, there’s sure to be something for any fan of romance.
Featuring stories by:
Elea Andrea Almazora • Erleen Alvarez • Ella Banta • Rachelle Belaro • H. Bentham • Halina Cabrera • Charlie Dio • Mina V. Esguerra • Elizabeth Galit • Georgette S. Gonzales • Ami Granada • Irene Jurado • Catherine Lo • Arlene Manocot • Bianca Mori • Eris Peñaluna • Farrah F. Polestico • Kit Salazar • Miel Salva • Fay Sebastian • Kate Sebastian • Yeyet Soriano • Marian Tee
Edited and compiled by Kate Sebastian
Cover and interior design by Miles Tan