As seen on The Today Show! One of the best fall reads!
“A cinematic, charming heart-squeeze-of-a-book that has found its way to my Ultimate Comfort Reads shelf.” —Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author
From the author of the “genuinely funny” and “delightful” Loathe at First Sight (NPR), a young Korean American woman’s journey to finding a new career and new love means learning to embrace the awkward and unexpected—exploring familial expectations, finding your voice, and unimaginably falling for your childhood rival.
When investment banker Jessie Kim is laid off in a virtual meeting and then overhears why (“she’s already being overpaid anyway for a woman” and “Asians are worker bees, not someone who can drum up new deals”) she delivers an “eff you guys” speech and storms out.
After moving back home to Tennessee to live with her loving but meddling mother and father, she runs into her childhood nemesis—golden child Daniel Choi—at the local Asian grocery store. The smart, charming lawyer appears to have it all...while Jessie has nothing.
Jess begrudgingly accepts Daniel’s help to relaunch her long abandoned Korean cooking YouTube channel: HANGUK HACKS, showcasing easy meal prep for busy professionals. But just as she discovers Daniel’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems and there’s more to him than meets the eye, he shows up for a life-changing business opportunity, and their rivalry is back on . . .
“A funny, lovely mother-daughter story. And then there’s Daniel—yummy Daniel—and great food. Settle in and enjoy!” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author
“So We Meet Again is a hilarious read. What can go wrong when, after a quarter-life crisis, you move back in with your hyper-competitive parents? This comeback story will charm you from beginning to end.” —Madeleine Henry, author of The Love Proof and Breathe In, Cash Out
Sparks fly between reunited rivals in this heartwarming and empowering romance from Park (Loathe at First Sight). Jessica Kim is left reeling when she's let go from her Wall Street job. Lost and disheartened, she returns to Nashville to live with her parents while strategizing next steps. It's the worst possible moment for her to run into her childhood nemesis, "Korean Boy Wonder" Daniel Choi, who has become the living embodiment of everything Jess currently lacks: success, composure, and a knack for charming everyone he meets. Though Jess refuses to admit it, even she's not immune. And as they spend time together, she can't deny the chemistry between them, nor the fact that it's Daniel who inspires her to start her own streaming channel featuring cooking hacks with a Korean flair. Jess flourishes as a budding entrepreneur, rediscovering how important her cultural roots and family are to her; meanwhile, she slowly comes to terms with the fact that dashing Daniel may be the perfect fit for her after all. Park is a master in crafting comedic yet endearing moments that become the foundation for intricate character development. This is sure to be a hit.
Couldn’t put it down
What an incredibly lovely book! So many moments made me laugh out loud and happy. Jessie’s dynamic with her mother tugged at my heart, her umma reminded me of my mom when I was growing up too. Maybe a little even currently lol. Jessie’s romance with Daniel was so refreshing and made me wish I could exude “calm, cool, and collected” in front of my crush 😆