The Name Drop (Original)

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Inkyard Press
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5.85 X 8.45 X 0.99 inches | 0.76 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Lee has had a lifetime of careers, from bartender to network engineer to HR executive at some of today's most successful companies. But one thing has always been clear throughout: she was born to be a storyteller. And she has channeled her myriad of experiences into her writing of lighthearted, quirky novels about the oftentimes hilarious human condition. And love. Always love. She currently lives in Southern California (fighting her inner New Yorker from breaking free too often) with a pack of three feisty Chihuahuas and a too-hearty obsession with K-pop and K-dramas.

"I adore a good opposites attract story, even more when said opposites are in cahoots! Susan Lee crash landed on all my 'must read, ' 'forever favorite, ' 'autobuy' author lists with her debut, Seoulmates, and somehow still managed to write an even more spectacular sophomore effort! No one writes characters on the verge of becoming their real and best selves like she does, no has me gasping and laughing at the comedy in her stories, and no one makes me swoon quite this much. Quite simply, Susan Lee always writes the exact book I want to read!" --Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

"Swoony, hilarious, and big-hearted. Drop everything and read this book!" --Axie Oh, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea and XOXO

"The Name Drop is the perfect reminder of why contemporary YA has my heart. I loved the depth, drama and sweetness, and couldn't get enough of the gorgeous New York City backdrop." --Jenna Evans Welch, New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato

"It's official, I'll read anything Susan Lee writes, knowing from the first page that it will be a five-star read. The Name Drop is everything I love about YA: fast-paced, voicey, swoony, with beautiful threads of not only romance but also social commentary of bigger issues facing young people today. Lee delivers a completely unique story about two teenagers finding who they are, together and apart, and I couldn't help but root for them every step of the way." --Mazey Eddings, author of Tilly in Technicolor

"An amusing and romantic exploration, grounded by serious themes, of living life for yourself." --Kirkus Reviews

"Brimming with classic K-drama tropes, this humorous and romantic story sparkles brightest when focused on the protagonist's rapid-fire banter and gripping emotional connection." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Seoulmates

"The perfect childhood friends-to-lovers story--full stop." --Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of The Unhoneymooners and The Soulmate Equation

"Adorable, heartfelt, and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!" --Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend

"A deliciously swoony romance." --Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Heart Principle

"Daebak! This debut has plenty to offer avid romcom readers." --Suzanne Park, author of Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous and The Perfect Escape

"Seoulmates will make you swoon. A smart, funny book not to be missed!" --Emiko Jean, New York Times bestselling author of Tokyo Ever After

"Laugh-out-loud funny with a solid gold heart!" --Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters and One True Loves

"A pitch-perfect romance with relatable, occasionally messy characters, heartfelt swoons, and so many laugh-out-loud moments." --Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow

A POPSUGAR Best YA Book of 2022

"Meaningfully examines issues around Korean American identity, code-switching, objectification of Asian culture and people, family dynamics, and finding inner strength. An honest, fresh, and thoughtful summer romance." --Kirkus Reviews

"Recalling the effusive expression, fast pace, and dramatic moments of a K-drama, Lee celebrates Korean culture, and examines its objectification within the U.S., via a good- humored and tenderly written second chance at love." --Publishers Weekly

"An inside view of the world of the machines that are K-pop and K-dramas will attract a wide range of readers. Most teens will see some of their own realities depicted in the main character's story and that's the best part of the book." --SLJ

"A quick and lovely read that touches on themes of identity and internal growth, this novel is perfect for the romantics at heart." --Booklist