The second of Maurene Goo’s novels that I’ve read, I was not disappointed. This is a romance about a K-pop star, Lucky, who goes out one night for a burger and meets a guy who’s willing to help her explore the city and have the day of her life.
Of course the boy isn’t quite as he seems, as readers are given information Lucky knows nothing about. Readers know that Jack is developing his career as a paparazzi, and he’s hoping this day with Lucky will give him the breakthrough he’s been waiting on. The feeling throughout the book was one of impending doom masked by funny and spontaneous adventure. I was often waiting for the other shoe to drop, for the moment when Lucky would realize she was being duped and this charismatic young stranger she met the last night was not actually acting in her best interest, but for his own personal gain. Of course, readers also see Jack falling in love with her, and battling his personal morals behind writing an article about Lucky.
This book was not overly comedic, although many moments throughout the story were just so comical. Lots of adventure fills the pages very quickly, and it was so much fun imagining everything that happens being over the course of just two days. It’s a whirlwind of a story, and I gulped it down in just a couple of sittings. Goo writes in a very easy to read way, and her character development is exactly what I look for in novels.