So We Meet Again
When up-and-coming investment banker Jess Kim is passed over for a promotion, laid off in a virtual meeting, and then overhears why (“she’s already being overpaid anyway for a woman” and “Asians are worker bees, not someone who can drum up new deals”) she delivers an “eff you guys” speech and storms out of the building. Not sure what’s next, she moves back home to Tennessee with her domineering Korean mom, who tries to set her up with her pastor’s son Daniel Choi, an M&A lawyer by day and a successful video game streamer by night. Turns out he’s swoony and smart, not the awkward preacher’s kid she remembers. With his help, Jess launches a Korean cooking YouTube channel focused on easy meal prep for busy professionals.
All is going well until her mom walks on the show mid-live recording and argues about cooking technique. While she hates being berated by her mother in front of the world, it actually works in their favor—they go viral!
Soon her cooking channel becomes an actual media company and brand. When a client is suddenly interested in buying Jess out, she finds herself sitting across the table from the very investment firm she quit not so long ago. But there’s just one other problem: Daniel, the guy whose been helping her and that she’s been falling for, is the firm’s new general counsel.
I really enjoyed So We meet again by Suzanne Park. It was my first novel I read by her even though I know this was not her first book. I thought it was well written. I loved how Jess decided to start her own company after she was laid off. Her parents were cute too.
I wish we saw a little bit more interaction between Jess and Daniel. They had a few good scenes together. I know this was a bit of the enemies to lovers part I was hoping for a bit more romance.
This book was a four star rating because it was still written well with a good plot and I loved the feminism in it.
Thank you Netgalley and publishers for allowing me the chance to read and review this book. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for reading this!