A Korean-American adoptee fights to be with the one she loves while coming to terms with her new identity in this enthralling romantic drama and sequel to Heart and Seoul by USA Today bestselling author Jen Frederick.
When Hara Wilson lands in Seoul to find her birth mother, she doesn’t plan on falling in love with the first man she lays eyes on, but Choi Yujun is irresistible. If his broad shoulders and dimples weren’t
enough, Choi Yujun is the most genuine, decent, gorgeous guy to exist. Too bad he’s also her stepbrother.
Fate brought her to the Choi doorstep but the gift of family comes with burdens. A job in her mother’s company has perks of endless company dinners and super resentful coworkers. A new country means
learning a new language which twenty-five year old Hara is finding to be a Herculean task. A forbidden love means having to choose between her birth family or Choi Yujun.
All Hara wanted was to find a place to belong in this world—but in order to have it all, she’ll have to risk it all.
Frederick delivers a poignant, insightful tale about interracial adoption and finding one's roots in her second story about Iowa-raised Korean adoptee Hara Wilson. It picks up where Heart and Seoul left off, with Hara in Seoul working for the IF Group of which her birth mother, Choi Wansu, is CEO to help the company save face after the scandalous reveal that Wansu abandoned Hara to be raised in the U.S. Hara strives to acclimate to her new life in South Korea, but the language and cultural differences prove to be barriers. One bright spot is the man she's fallen for charismatic and loving Choi Yujun but, because he's technically Hara's stepbrother, their romance is forbidden and Korean society ostracizes them for their relationship. Now Hara must fight for both acceptance and love. While reading the first installment provides additional emotional shading, this can easily be read as a standalone given Frederick's skillful plotting and deeply felt characters. Frederick, herself a Korean adoptee raised in Iowa, brings gravitas and realism to this sensitive tale that will captivate readers. Agent: Steven Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency.