RELEASE DATE: March 30th 2017
AUTHOR: Cookie O’Gorman
GENRE: Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when Girls Night rolls around, Snow decides to prove to her friends (and herself) that she’s not just some boring tomboy. Impulsively, she kisses a hot stranger and even manages to escape his two security guards.
One stolen kiss…
Ash Stryker’s senior year sucks. His politician father pulled him out of Chariot High, separating him from his championship-winning soccer team. Now he’s stuck at a prissy private school with no friends, no team and no chance of being scouted. On top of that, thanks to the death threats his dad’s received, Ash has a security tail aka professional babysitters. When the mystery girl from the movies shows up at his school, rappelling from the rafters, Ash knows one thing: he won’t let her get away again.
One interesting job proposition…
After a seemingly random attack, Ash’s mother surprises everyone. She hires Snow to be Ash’s personal bodyguard until after the election. But can Snow’s kick-ass skills hold up against the rising threats to Ash’s family? More importantly, can Ash convince his ninja girl to screw ethics and kiss him again?
I loved Cookie O’ Gorman’s Adorkable which Is really an adorkable read and when I heard that she’s releasing another adorable book featuring Ash as the main lead, I was very eager to read it. I loved Ash and Snow as much as I loved Becks and Spitz from Adorkable. They are both fun characters and complete opposite to each other but we know opposites always attract. I liked the fun concept of this story where the girl protects the boy and not the other way round. It’s kinda refreshing to read and I love kickass female leads. I really can’t wait to devour more books from this author.
Seventeen Year old Snow Soon Lee is a hard core Bruce Lee fan who doesn’t know anything about being girly and doing normal girlish things. She teaches at her family’s martial arts academy and all her time were spent on training, teaching and talking with her Idol Bruce Lee’s poster on her door. When she goes on a girls night out with her best friend Min Hee and her friends they tease about her tomboyishness and her zero sex appeal, she proves them wrong by kissing a stranger in a movie theater and escapes his two bodyguards with the help of her badass skills. Next day, she finds out that the guy she kissed is new in town whose father is running for U.S Senate. Ash isn’t happy with the transferring to a new school leaving all his friends behind and he also can’t seem to forget the mystery girl that has kissed him. When he sees her again, he decides to never let her go. Snow doesn’t understand why someone like Ash is interested in her. When she saves him from two drunk guys, his mom hires her to be his new personal bodyguard because of all the death threats they’ve been receiving lately. With Ash being her client, Snow tries to keep their relationship as professional as possible but with each time they spend together, she can’t deny her attraction towards him.
I loved Snow-Soon Lee! She’s a korean native who’s totally kick-ass and has a weird obsession with Bruce Lee since she was five. She’s brave, strong willed and always wanted to be like Bruce Lee. I enjoyed her character in this book, she’s relatable and seemed very realistic. Ash Stryker is fun, sweet, adorable, and totally swoon worthy. I absolutely loved his winks! He’s also a swiftie(taylor swift fan) who loves country music and also some Korean boy bands like Big Bang *my favorite band*. It was fun watching him trying his hardest to win her over and I enjoyed his protective instincts towards Snow whenever they are in danger although she’s perfectly capable enough to take care of herself. Though the romance felt like a insta-crush, it is definitely a slow burn romance and their relationship develops from friendship to love. I enjoyed every interaction between them and how they connect with each other. I also liked all the secondary characters such as Snow’s best friends Min Hee, Bae-Bae, her mother and also Ash’s parents and his friend Sadie.
The plot is pretty good and so much fun! Though it was a bit predictable, it was well executed. Besides the fun romance there’s also some mystery and action in the plot which I really liked. The twist of the plot is pretty easy to guess but It didn’t hinder my enjoyment. I also loved the diversity aspect of this book and being a fan of Korean culture I quite enjoyed reading this book. The pacing is perfect and the story is engaging through out. I liked the writing style of this book, it was fun and captivating. There are also cameo appearances of Becks and Spitz from Adorkable and I’m so glad to meet them again.
Overall, it was fun, cute and entertaining read! I liked every aspect of this book and also the beautiful cover and its cute title. Despite some predictable parts and few flaws, I can’t help but love this book.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves to read cute contemporaries. I also recommend Adorkable which is written by the same author.
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