Hello, I love you by Katie M Stout
Release date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Buy or borrow: buy
Synopsis: Grace Wilde is running--from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who's topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother's breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start. She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie's twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can't stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can't deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol. Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she'll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, Katie M. Stout's "Hello, I Love You "explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.
My Thoughts: I simply adored this book. Grace has decided to attend a boarding school in Korea to escape her guilt back home in Nashville. Grace quickly becomes friends with her roommate Sophie, who just happens to have a famous Korean pop star brother Jason. Jason and Grace get off to a rocky start and after spending time with Jason and the group Gracie starts to see something in Jason that reminds her of her troubled brother Nathan. While she may be falling for Jason, Grace keeps him at arms length because she's afraid to trust him. This book is about falling in love and facing your past instead of running from it. All-in-all, a great book.
Recommendations: My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick