I received this for the publisher in exchange for a review. This does not affect my review which is unbiased and honest.
I cannot wait to own a physical copy of this book just to tab every other page because of how many feelings it gave me! It was just so cute and fluffy and fun! It really gave me exactly what I wanted from a KPOP childhood friends to strangers to lovers story!
Listen, I’m sure there were other parts of the plot that were important, but all I cared about was Elena and Robbie and all of their moments. Sure, there were things about prom and raising money for the community center, but those took a backseat for me as soon as Robbie showed up and the fun began!
I loved the fact that Robbie was trying to woo her and Elena just had no idea how to react! The proposal… the music video dance… everything was just so cute and adorable and fun! I really felt like I was reading the best kind of fan fiction!
Robbie’s bandmates were so fun to read about and the extra little drama between Sooyeon and Jongdae too!
I think the family dynamics were also really interesting. The feeling of being overlooked by the “better” sibling just because he’s a boy was all too familiar. Even little moments made the characters more three dimensional! Kat Cho does a phenomenal job of expanding a character without small details!
Also, I just loved how much Elena cared for the community center. She cared for the people she helped and that never changed and I really appreciated that!
But going back to the real star of the book. ROBBIE CHOI. ABSOLUTE LEGEND. LITERALLY SO ADORABLE! THE BANTER, THE LITTLE MOMENTS WHERE THEY GET TO LEARN ABOU TEACH OTHER AGAIN. UGH, I LIVED FOR IT.
Anyway, as you can see I can’t actually summarize how much I enjoyed this book into proper words. Just squealing!