Title: Falling For Korea
Author: Piper Jean
Genre: YA Contemporary / Romance
Publication Date: June 27th, 2022
Publisher: Vaniker Press LLC
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a complimentary earc to review! All opinions are my own.
“California teen Sydney Moore doesn’t know why she’s been shipped off to spend her senior year in Korea with the wealthy godparents she barely knows. What was her mom thinking? The Kims are never even home. And their son, the guy that’s supposed to help Sydney adjust to school at the elite Daeshim Academy, is totally MIA. As soon as Sydney can scrape together enough for a ticket, she’s flying home.
Korean chaebol Kim Chul knows his parents care more about company shares than they do about him. So why did they dump some American girl in his lap senior year? They must have an angle; they always do. The best way to end their schemes is to send her packing.
Chul’s game plan changes when his rival, Gun, starts hanging around. Sydney thinks he’s a nice guy, but Chul knows Gun has a dark secret. Determined to protect Sydney, Chul decides she needs a boyfriend—fast. And who better than him? But there’s a problem: Sydney already saved his contact as Loser.
Things get complicated when Sydney’s mom cuts off contact. As Sydney begins to uncover the devastating reason she was sent away, she’s even more determined to get home. But leaving isn’t so easy, especially when you’ve already started to fall for Korea.” (Goodreads)
Let’s just keep this short and to the point.
This book wasn’t for me. I had hoped to get a sweet contemporary with heartfelt issues but all I got was a lot of drama. Drama that didn’t even make sense. It was just used to keep the plot going because there wasn’t much going for the characters. They felt flat and I couldn’t care what happened to them.
The romance is very quick and it falls under the lines of, “No one can have her but me.” He was already possessive and he hadn’t even spent much time with her.
Overall, I did not like it. It wasn’t my cup of tea but it may be yours, especially you like heavily dramatic books.