Tokyo Ever After

What is your favorite part of a Rom com?

(#gifted@panmacmillansakids)

I am a sucker for a good rom com. And yes they can be extremely predictable, but that is exactly why I love them. The security they offer in knowing that my heart is going to remain whole and filled to the brim on cringy puppy love and witty banter.

And Tokyo ever after brought it! It reads a lot like what a girl wants (the movie) but with more serious modern day issues carefully woven into the story tapestry. It gives you all the feels. Rich in Japanese culture, I found myself dreaming of visiting some of the beautifully described places. The author has simply blown me away.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Just Me fervently searching for the release date of book 2 (which is May 2022 btw) and suffering a bit of a book hangover?

About this book:

Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity… and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess.

In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.

Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?

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