Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Seoul, South Korea
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1), The Consequence of Revenge, Capture, The Dark Ones, Untouchable Darkness, The Consequence of Seduction, Empire, The Matchmaker's Playbook, The Bachelor Auction, Enrage, The Playboy Bachelor, Eulogy, The Consequence of Rejection, Envy, Risky Play, Ruthless Princess, Surrender, Scandalous Prince, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Mafia King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, Broken Crown , Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, The Godparent Trap
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a standalone new adult romance set in the competitive world of K-pop.
It’s not all K-dramas and happily ever afters.
Intern with Korea’s number one record label? Yes, please. Find out there’s a huge scandal I need to help “manage”… not so much. Add in the fact that I don’t recognize the “superstars” of the label and think they’re interns…And my dream job quickly becomes more of a nightmare.
But I’m in Seoul, the one place that is beginning to feel more and more like home...Except it isn’t home, and the drama surrounding the biggest K-pop group in the world, SWT, is consuming my every moment. Spoiler alert. They hate me. Everything I do is wrong: wrong clothes, wrong honorifics, wrong manners. Till the leader of SWT takes pity on me.But pity is dangerous when it comes from someone as beautiful as him.
Every SWT member is gorgeous, perfect, and cultivated to be an idol… lethal to a girl’s heart.And sanity. But fame plus a perfect face and voice don’t equal an easy life. As their comeback nears, the stakes rise higher. Suicide watch…Angry fans…Threats…
All I want to do is survive. But the price for survival might mean losing my heart.And like a character in a K-drama, I’m not sure if there will be an actual happily ever after…Or simply a lesson learned.
My Summer in Seoul by Rachel Van Dyken will appeal to all the k-pop fans! Me-not a k-pop fan at all (I don’t get it) but I still enjoyed this book! It’s different and quirky.
Grace is a young woman who doesn’t quite fit in anywhere. She is Korean American, so she was never like her white friends in America, but now that she is in Korea, she is too American for their liking. But, working as an intern for a Korean music label is a huge opportunity for her and she is going to make it work. I admired her tenacity-I would have turned tail and gone back to America. There is a bit of a bully romance trope here as well, because the band is awful to her. There is plenty of angst as well.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by My Summer in Seoul! It was outside my comfort zone, but interesting!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: bully, famous, rockstar
- Triggers: View Spoiler »touches on topics like suicide, depression, death « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
Lick by Kylie Scott, Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines, Broken and Screwed by Tijan…then you will probably like My Summer in Seoul!