Wednesday 6 July 2022

♪ The Anti-Fan and the Idol (A My Summer In Seoul Novella; 1001 Nights) ♪ Rachel Van Dyken ♪



 From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her My Summer in Seoul series…

Make it or break it…

Or maybe just break them?

Ai-Ri has been training under YK Management in Korea for two years without any results. She doesn’t fit the typical mold for a successful K-POP idol image, literally down to her blood type. She has six more months before college entrance exams which means she only has six months to make it as an idol before her dreams are crushed.

Things take a turn when two of the most famous male idols break away from their group and decide to form their own co-ed group, a rarity.

And wonder of all wonders, they need one more girl.

It would be the perfect opportunity, except she hates them.

They are arrogant, entitled, rich little snobs who want the world to worship the ground they walk on. To make matters worse, the only reason they came to her was because they are desperate, which means she needs to prove herself even more.

Tempers and personalities collide when she’s forced to either accept the position or give up on her dream.

But what happens when you suddenly go from anti-fan and enemy number one to stuck in a love triangle between two boys you were born to hate but are somehow falling in love with? And will the group survive the heartbreak that follows when she finally makes her choice?



 ARC received for an honest review

If you have read My Summer In Seoul you will really enjoy this companion novella, however you do not have to have read it to like The Anti-Fan and the Idol.

Now, as a woman of a certain age,  I don't get the obsession with K-pop, but I can see the research and interest that RVD has for it.

It took me a while to get into Ryan and Ah-Ri's story, but once I hit the groove I was there with all engines revving.

It iook a while for our lovelies to let their guards down, but once they did there was no stopping them - in any and all of their pursuits.

It was great to see a favourite character pop in for a cuppa and a chat (I really need this one to get a whoooole books about them).

Also, I know that this is fiction, but I am glad that Ms Van Dyken does not shy away from the reality of the world of K-pop and the idols, and touches on some of the things that do happen to idols in the real world.

I do hope we get more in this world in the future.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. 

She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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