by Jen Frederick
Pub Date: 1/25/22 – Out Now!
I just adore found families and I haven’t experienced all of the dynamics and social constructs identified in this book, but I appreciated them.
Hara Wilson was raised in Iowa and since the first book she has moved in to live with her biological mother in Seoul.
Her romance with Yujun who she met and fell for out of context is now off limits. She doesn’t fit in at her biological mother’s company where she is seen as a nepotism hire. She doesn’t know the language and everyone speaks behind her back.
This is a theme I’ve seen in other books, where she didn’t fit in in Iowa cause of racism then she goes to her birth country and she doesn’t fit in cause she’s American. It feels so unfair there seems to be no place and I hate that the world is set up that way. How do we change that? It’s only a couple of millenia of conditioning. I feel so simple when I say things like this but it just hurts my heart that there are so many populations that feel on the fringe of acceptance and society.
I had fun with the growth of Hara’s cooking and food journey and her experience with her food truck lady.
Also the second chance, forbidden romance between her and Yujun which all of a sudden was her step brother, was steamy. Ugh what do you do if you fall in love and you aren’t blood related or raised together but like everyone is hating?
I mean she eventually stands up for herself, finds a place for herself and leaves the toxic workplace behind. Luckily, she had a group of solid friends to lean on or else this journey would have been ten times harder.
Thank you berkleyromance and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
❓ Do you like food trucks?
I actually went to Off The Grid today. Every Sat 5-7 trucks come to my town. Today I had Bacon Bacon. Google it 😉
❤️🔥 This is my #secondchance romance trope selection for @jay.rae.reads for the #jayraereadathon -go check it out!
#playbookers prompt #3 – read a book about second chances
A woman fights to be with the one she loves while coming to terms with her identity in this romantic drama by USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick.
Hara Wilson has finally discovered her roots, but the challenges she must face could destroy the love she has found.