Books on Our Radar: Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

Crushed on by Jana Morimoto, on May 12, 2021, in Books On Our Radar / 0 Comments

Books on Our Radar: Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

I have been reading contemporary romance, which has been a strange twist as a fantasy reader. With Made in Korea’s competitors-to-lovers meets the school environment, it sounds right up my alley. I am curious how the school environment will impact the story and how the main characters come together. Luckily we don’t have to wait long since it’s out next Tuesday!

Books on Our Radar: Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

Made in Korea

by Sarah Suk
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
on May 18, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 336

Frankly in Love meets Shark Tank in this feel-good romantic comedy about two entrepreneurial Korean American teens who butt heads—and maybe fall in love—while running competing Korean beauty businesses at their high school.

There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&CK-BEAUTY, their school’s most successful student-run enterprise. With each sale, Valerie gets closer to taking her beloved and adventurous halmeoni to her dream city, Paris.

Enter the new kid in class, Wes Jung, who is determined to pursue music after graduation despite his parents’ major disapproval. When his classmates clamor to buy the K-pop branded beauty products his mom gave him to “make new friends,” he sees an opportunity—one that may be the key to help him pay for the music school tuition he knows his parents won’t cover…

What he doesn’t realize, though, is that he is now V&C K-BEAUTY’s biggest competitor.

Stakes are high as Valerie and Wes try to outsell each other, make the most money, and take the throne for the best business in school—all while trying to resist the undeniable spark that’s crackling between them. From hiring spies to all-or-nothing bets, the competition is much more than either of them bargained for.
But one thing is clear: only one Korean business can come out on top.

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