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Review: Romance is a Bonus Book

We are like books. We wait for people to open and read us.

Romance is a Bonus Book, streamable on Netflix, is a delightful RomCom that will melt your heart. A Korean answer to the American TV Land series, Younger, if you’re a fan of that show and haven’t ever tried to watch subtitled works, I encourage you to try out this one.

Dan-i is a divorcee who was cheated on by her ex-husband and then left penniless and homeless with a daughter to raise on her own. She has to send her daughter off to a boarding school while she tries to re-enter the workforce. But no one wants to hire an over-qualified intern and no one will hire her for the job she’s qualified to do. In the world of advertising, it’s believed someone who has taken a work break is out of touch with current advertising trends. So, Dan-i tears up her credentials and applies as just a high school graduate.

On a particularly bad day, she finds herself homeless, shoeless, and destitute. She starts living in her old friend Eun-ho’s attic without his knowledge. Unbeknownst to Dan-i, Eun-ho has been in love with her for years.

Eun-ho is a young superstar in the publishing world. He writes bestsellers for a publishing house and is the chief editor there. When Dan-i finally lands a job at Eun-ho’s publishing firm, he keeps her secret and eventually asks her to live in his house properly. He even gives her a room with a bed instead of the mat in the attic.

This is a heart-warming love story with many other storylines involved that will keep you interested all the way through this 16-episode season. For those of you who love books and publishing, you will like this even better.

The finale was everything I wished and opened up new questions for a possible 2nd season. Now, I only wait for news of it. Unfortunately, the male star, Lee Jong-suk, has enlisted in the military, so there may not be one to come. But, I can always hope!

About Emmy Z. Madrigal

Emmy Z. Madrigal is the author of the upcoming Regency novella, Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe. Her previous works include the Sweet Dreams Musical Romance Series and the novelettes Anime Girl and Anime Girl 2. Emmy has been praised for her realistic portrayal of modern female characters and their will to survive in a world of adversity, prejudice, and economic hardship. Œ Œ Sweet Dreams is a love story, full of adventure, danger, and first experiences. It shows that love can conquer all and that sometimes, love comes when you least expect it. To find out more about Sweet Dreams, go to:


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