I Believe in a Thing Called Love
This is the perfect little chaser if you’ve already seen To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before or watched Boys Over Flowers/Hana Yori Dango or just happen to be hankering after a sweet, HEA contemporary rom-com with a bit of Korean flavor.
Wherein the girl manages to literally lose her pants when she first meets the boy. And later shows him how to kick up ramen a notch with boiled eggs and kimchi.
And also happens to be an uber-nerd type A personality who ends up studying Korean dramas and makes a step by step plan to seduce the boy based on the tried-and-true drama tropes.
Hijinks ensue. But also a bit of medium depth emotion about what it must feel like as a teenager on the cusp of graduation high school and handling parent expectations (either trying to be perfect so as not to upset father or going around doing borderline illegal things because of father issues).
This was just wonderful, escapist reading. Definitely sweet. A bit of kissing, and that’s as far as it goes. Fine for mid or lower YA as well.