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Flip the Script

By Lyla Lee
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Publisher Description

In this simmering, joyous novel, I’ll Be the One author Lyla Lee delivers a tender romance set between two brave teens who decide that when the script isn’t working, it’s time to rewrite it themselves.

The first rule of watching K-dramas: Never fall in love with the second lead.

As an avid watcher of K-dramas, Hana knows all the tropes to avoid when she finally lands a starring role in a buzzy new drama. And she can totally handle her fake co-star boyfriend, heartthrob Bryan Yoon, who might be falling in love with her. After all, she promised the TV producers a contract romance, and that’s all they’re going to get from her.

But when showrunners bring on a new lead actress to challenge Hana’s role as main love interest—and worse, it’s someone Hana knows all too well—can Hana fight for her position on the show, while falling for her on-screen rival in real life?

26 Reviews

Expressionless Face“DNF'd after chapter 5. I'm coming off of a few high fantasy reads so I couldn't get into this style and genre of book”
Reviewed in:BTS Book Club
Bad writingDidn't grab my attentionUnengaging characters
Thumbs Up“It was a solid 4 for a young adult novel. Some of it did read fanfic-y to me, but I appreciated the descriptions of all the different places the characters visited in South Korea and especially the food descriptions, as well as the whole 'not feeling Korean enough' deal as someone who grew up in America from an immigrant family. Halfway through, Bryan's character kind of got lost on me and wasn't very believable sometimes, and the pacing felt a bit weird based on the 2 episodes/week timeline.”
Reviewed in:FS Twit Hideaway
CuteLikable charactersEasy to readComing of ageObstacles overcome too easily
“3.5/5, rounded up <3 rep: korean cast, bi main character, sapphic & pan side characters This book has so much heart and joy embedded into every page, it's so easy to see how much the author cared about this story and these characters. It's also a super quick read; I read it in about 2 sittings on a road trip. This book was very cute and wholesome and heartwarming and I really enjoyed it. The only thing that I didn't really love about it was the pacing. It took about 50% into the book before Hana and Minjee started showing that they were interested in each other. That, for me, is just really late into the book, so much so that as I was driving and listening to this audiobook, I was questioning if it actually was queer or if I'd misremembered the synopsis. I love the time that we got to see of them together, I just wish that we'd gotten to see more of it.”
“I liked Lyla Lee's last book—this one certainly tempered my interest in her. She's certainly not a bad author, but for a concept that really drew me in, one as perfect as this one... I don't know. Something was missing. Every character was a different degree of underwhelming. The side character—and who, if you don't read the synopsis, seems to be the love interest—is really the most interesting, only because he's actually funny. The main character is boring, anxious... kind of stereotypical. The love interest has no single personality trait I could really offer to her. The plot itself was charming, and I loved the descriptions of South Korea, but nothing really drew me in. I'd suggest the author's other book, not this one.”
“This book just did everything right. We follow this Korean-American bisexual girl named Hana who is starring in this new K-Drama which at the start is not doing as well as they wanted it to. To spice up the drama they bring in this other girl named Minjee to be a part of this love triangle who is also a friend of Hana’s and the two fall for one another. I’ve been wanting to read a book with a plot like this for so long and it executed everything perfectly. There were so many times something came up and I was worried it would be dragged out for miscommunication but it never did! We had a protagonist who was always upfront about her feelings so things were never drawn out the whole story which honestly was so refreshing to see. I definitely went into this expecting an enemies to lovers story but I was so surprised to see it was friends to lovers instead. While that is my favourite trope, one of my pet peeves with friends to lovers as oftentimes it can be written sort of lazily given the characters not only know but like each other and sometimes seeing characters who like each other right from the start just isn’t always that satisfying. Along with that sometimes authors focus so much on the lover's part that they will forget the fact that they are friends. This book did not do either of those things. We got a well-developed friendship before the characters started to realize they had romantic feelings for one another which I adored and the romance overall was so sweet! Overall I highly recommend this book! I can’t recommend it enough!”

About Lyla Lee

Lyla Lee is the author of I’ll Be the One and the Mindy Kim series for younger readers. Born in South Korea, she’s since lived in various cities throughout the United States. Inspired by her English teacher, she started writing her own stories in fourth grade and finished her first novel at the age of fourteen. After studying psychology and cinematic arts at the University of Southern California and working in Hollywood, Lyla now lives in Dallas, Texas. When she’s not writing, she is petting cute dogs and searching for the perfect bowl of shaved ice. You can visit her at www.lylaleebooks.com.

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