Hello and welcome to the Backlist Revival Tour, where we aim to make noise for indie-published Filipino romance books released before 2015. This is my first time participating in this tour, and for this round, I am featuring Anne Plaza’s In Over Her Head.
In Over Her Head
by Anne Plaza
All she wants is to get even…
Erika Apostol’s quiet and unassuming life gets disrupted when she learns that Richard Javier, the very same person who broke her heart many years ago, is now back in the country. Her world is turned upside down as old feelings she thought were buried resurface to haunt her once more.
Determined to give Richard a dose of his own medicine, Erika finds herself involved in an outrageous plan devised by her friends. They enlist the help of Jerome Gonzales, an attractive and charismatic DJ (with a playboy reputation), to pose as her significant other.
As the plan goes in full swing, Erika discovers Richard’s jealous side, and that there’s something more to Jerome than meets the eye. Will this grand charade work out the way it should, or will she be left with nothing in the end?
Click on the Read More button to get to know author Anne Plaza’s dream cast for In Over Her Head.
Anne Plaza: When I was writing In Over Her Head for #romanceclass, Mina asked us to come up with character profiles for our stories. At that time, I had visual pegs for the characters, one was a Korean actor, and a Hollywood actress. I realized they weren’t really the right pegs for the people I had in mind since I’m writing romance with Filipino characters. And after thinking about it overnight, I’ve finally come up with what I think would be the perfect actors to give life to the characters of In Over Her Head.
Jessy Mendiola as Erika Apostol
I find Jessy very pretty in a girl-next-door kind of manner. I’ve watched a couple of soaps with her in the lead role and I find her innocence appealing for a female MC. She can also play tough roles aside from sweet characters, suggesting her versatility in her craft. I think she’d be perfect to play Erika.
Coco Martin as Richard Javier
Okay, I am a little bit biased here but I LOVE Coco Martin. Richard doesn’t have a lisp, but I think it adds more to Coco’s personality, don’t you think? And who notices the lisp anyway? But seriously, Coco is just a shoo-in for this role. I love how intense he gets in every character he portrays. He’s brilliant in every role, and I just adore seeing his emotional, mushy side.
Tara’s Sidenote: I found a photo of them together! Apparently, they were paired in an ABS-CBN produced primetime soap called Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. They actually look good together, haha!
Rafael Rosell as Jerome
Who doesn’t love this hunk of a man? Rafael was pretty much under my radar, that was, until I watched ABS-CBN’s TV adaptation of Martha Cecilia’s Kristine series (which I am a SUPER fan of). He portrayed a role that was suave, mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous—your typical playboy if you may. But when the romance started kicking on, boy, I was SOLD. Coincidentally, there’s a GMA7 soap where his character is named Jerome. How’s that for serendipity?
Yassi Pressman as Lorra Quiambao
I like Yassi’s sassy roles and I think she’s spot on for the role of Erika’s best friend. Have you seen the trailer of Girlfriend for Hire (with Andre Paras)? That was the one that sealed the deal for me.
And there you have it, author Anne Plaza’s dream cast for In Over Her Head. If you’ve read the book and have a dream cast in mind, share them with us in the comments area! Meanwhile, you may contact the author through the channels mentioned below.
Anne Plaza writes contemporary romance, young adult, and speculative fiction novellas. She has been into writing since high school and has been actively pursuing it on a professional level despite having a totally unrelated bachelor’s degree. Her first contemporary New Adult romance novella In Over Her Head was published in 2013 and was subsequently nominated for the 2014 Filipino Reader’s Choice Awards Romance in English.
When not writing, Anne juggles time in her day job, obsessing over her TV show fandoms, and shopping for new books to add to her growing TBR pile.