A PopSugar Best New Holiday Romance Book of 2022!
Who's naughty and nice at Riverwood Mall? In this hilarious YA holiday rom-com, two rivals get together to save their families' livelihoods, and Christmas, too!
Chloe Kwon can't stand Peter Li. It's always been that way. Their families don't get along either: their parents operate rival restaurants in the Riverwood Mall food court—Korean food for the Kwons and Chinese food for the Lis. Now it's the holiday season and Chloe's the photographer at the mall's Santa's Village, and Peter works at the virtual reality North Pole experience right across the atrium. It's all Chloe can do to avoid Peter's smug, incredibly photogenic face.
But it turns out the mall is about to be sold to a developer and demolished for condos. Eviction notices are being handed out right before Christmas. Their parents don't know what to do, and soon Chloe and Peter realize that the two of them need to join efforts to try to save the mall. Just when it seems like they can put aside their differences and work closely (very closely) together, they discover that the Kwon and Li feud goes far deeper than either of them realize...
Perfect for readers who...
• Love holiday rom-coms
• Enjoy rivals-to-lovers stories
• Fans of Kasie West, Rachel Lynn Solomon, and Sandhya Menon
Praise for The Christmas Clash:
"Park has a knack for writing delightful romances that sparkle with her depiction of Asian culture. The Christmas Clash is a gift we're ready to open over and over."—Entertainment Weekly
"Think of the perfect, coziest Hallmark movie but with way more edge, wit, and authentic representation. The ideal stocking-stuffer for anyone who loves the holidays, ridiculously adorable romance, delicious Asian food, and malls!" —Stephan Lee, author of K-Pop Confidential
"A delicious romp of a rom-com. It left me craving spicy pork and sesame balls and nostalgic for the feeling of the mall at Christmastime." —Tiffany Schmidt, author of I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas
"It's the perfect book to read for the holidays, chock full of humor, banter, food, mall shenanigans, and a side mission that brings these two opposites together." —Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of The Holiday Switch
"Keep the holiday spirit alive in this Romeo and Juliet flavored rom-com" —Publishers Weekly
"A fun rivalry-to-romance romp" —Kirkus Reviews
Park (So We Meet Again) utilizes on-point dialogue and an amicable cast to keep the holiday spirit alive in this Romeo and Juliet flavored rom-com. The parents of Korean American Chloe Kwon and Chinese American Peter Li, who run food court restaurants at their local Tennessee mall, have been fiercely competitive for as long as the teens can remember. Following their parents' lead, Chloe and Peter have always had an intense rivalry, which heats up further when they both get mall jobs working at competing seasonal businesses: budding photographer Chloe photographs children with Santa, while Peter operates thrilling virtual reality sleigh rides. When news gets out that the mall will be closing after the holidays, the two high schoolers must set aside their differences to help prevent the closure and save their parents' livelihoods. As they work toward a common goal, the duo navigate varying interpersonal issues, such as Chloe's participation in a national youth photography competition and their growing attraction to each other. Chloe's and Peter's alternating perspectives capably drive this witty novel, an upbeat homage to nostalgic "suburban mall culture." Supporting characters are racially diverse. Ages 14–up.
A Fun and Entertaining Read
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Chloe Kwon is the baby whisperer! She can make any baby stop crying and can get older kids to do what she wants, in order to take the perfect Santa picture. She is the photographer for Santa at the Riverwood Mall. Her family also owns a Korean food restaurant in the food court.
Peter Li works at the North Pole Virtual Reality Experience next to pictures with Santa. The idea is that kids get pictures with Santa and then gets memorized by the virtual reality ride that their parents pay for both. Peter Li parents own a competing Chinese food court restaurant at the food court.
The Kwon’s and Li’s animosity and competition stems from competing restaurants at the mall, but it trickles down to their children who go to the same school. Chloe and Peter are in different social circles, but Peter is more popular and gets the better grades.
When the mall is threatened to close, can Chloe and Peter figure out a way to save their parents restaurants? What will they discover? Will they be able to put their differences aside?
A highly entertaining Rom-Com that will make you laugh, tug at your heart, have you cheering for Chloe and Peter in trying to save the mall,and in the end will warm your heart!