Waiting on Wednesday (20): A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

I hope you are all doing well and are being safe and healthy.
In today's WoW, I'm featuring a book that sounds absolutely delightful. It's a got a rivals-to-more romance and is set at rival pho restaurants. Doesn't it sound like the best? I can't wait to see Lihn and Bao fall for each other! It's going to be a fun ride! :)

Now take at the adorable cover for A Pho Love Story!


by Loan Le
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publisher: Simon Teen
Publication Date: February 9th 2021

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.

If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Not ideal.

If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams of pursuing a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family’s pho restaurant.

For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who’ve avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition.

But then a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao in the same vicinity despite their best efforts and sparks fly, leading them both to wonder what took so long for them to connect. But then, of course, they immediately remember.

Can Linh and Bao find love in the midst of feuding families and complicated histories?

Have you read any good rivals-to-lovers books recently?
Let me know in the comments below!

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