by Susan Lee

On Sale: 09/20/2022


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by Susan Lee

On Sale: 09/20/2022


About the Book

"The perfect childhood friends-to-lovers story—full stop." —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of The Unhoneymooners and The Soulmate Equation

Her ex-boyfriend wants her back. Her former best friend is in town. When did Hannah’s life become a K-drama?

Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out—the perfect summer with her boyfriend, Nate, and then a fun senior year with their friends.

But then Nate does what everyone else in Hannah’s life seems to do—he leaves her, claiming they have nothing in common. He and all her friends are newly obsessed with K-pop and K-dramas, and Hannah is not. After years of trying to embrace the American part and shunning the Korean side of her Korean American identity to fit in, Hannah finds that’s exactly what now has her on the outs.

But someone who does know K-dramas—so well that he’s actually starring in one—is Jacob Kim, Hannah’s former best friend, whom she hasn’t seen in years. He’s desperate for a break from the fame, so a family trip back to San Diego might be just what he needs…that is, if he and Hannah can figure out what went wrong when they last parted and navigate the new feelings developing between them.

Critical Praise

"The perfect childhood friends-to-lovers story—full stop." —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of The Unhoneymooners and The Soulmate Equation

"Adorable, heartfelt, and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!" —Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend 

"A deliciously swoony romance."  —Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Heart Principle

"Daebak! This debut has plenty to offer avid romcom readers."  —Suzanne Park, author of Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous and The Perfect Escape

"Seoulmates will make you swoon. A smart, funny book not to be missed!"  —Emiko Jean, New York Times bestselling author of Tokyo Ever After

"Laugh-out-loud funny with a solid gold heart!"  —Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters and One True Loves

"A pitch-perfect romance with relatable, occasionally messy characters, heartfelt swoons, and so many laugh-out-loud moments." —Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow

   A POPSUGAR Best YA Book of 2022  

"Meaningfully examines issues around Korean American identity, code-switching, objectification of Asian culture and people, family dynamics, and finding inner strength. An honest, fresh, and thoughtful summer romance." —Kirkus Reviews

"Recalling the effusive expression, fast pace, and dramatic moments of a K-drama, Lee celebrates Korean culture, and examines its objectification within the U.S., via a good- humored and tenderly written second chance at love." —Publishers Weekly -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335915788
  • ISBN 10: 1335915788
  • Imprint: Inkyard Press
  • On Sale: 09/20/2022
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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