Korean romance dramas are superior in pulling at our heart strings with their slice-of-life characters, fascinating narrative, plenty of twists and turns and, of course, romance that makes you swoon and gasping for more!
So, I complied a list of romance books based on your favourite K-Dramas to help you (and me) get over the dry spell till the next K-Drama romance comes on screen
Crash Landing on You & The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
If you watched In Crash Landing On You, Se-ri, a young South Korean woman accidentally finds herself in North Korea. Spotted by Jeong-hyeok, a North Korean soldier, he formulates a plan to get over the border, while pretending to be in a relationship with her to keep her safe. Sparks start to fly, and they find their lives are changed forever.
Then read, The Love Hypothesis where P.hD. candidate Olive finds herself in a predicament with Prof Adam Carlsen; she kissed trying to convince her best friend that she does have a dating life. Adam to her surprise, agrees to be her fake boyfriend, and the charade continues, until the laws of attraction come into picture and things are brewing in the lab and outside of it.
Because This Is My First Life & Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
If you watched Because This Is My First Life, a heart-fluttering romance between two roommates, Nam Se-hee and Yoon Ji-ho, who never see each other because of the odd working hours they keep. When fate intervenes, and they meet each other, they go from roommates to married couple in a quick heartbeat.
Then read, The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary where Tiffy and Leon though roommates, never see each other; she works days and he works nights. The twain never meet, but they leave each other little notes and reminders about household chores, and start to become friends and sparks start to fly, with each flirtatious Post-It. Dating? Without ever meeting in person? Love is whimsical in its appearance.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha & Lucy Clark Will Not Apologise by Margo Rabb
If you have watched Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, where Yoon Hye-jin, after being fired from her previous job for accusing her boss of overcharging the patients, sets her own dental practice in the quaint seaside village of Gongjin. She finds solace in the slow and relaxed pace of the village and an unexpected friendship that turns into something more.
Then read, Lucy Clark finally retaliates to her bullies at work, but the consequences are not what she expected. She is assigned to be the full-time companion to the eccentric Edith Fox. Settling into a routine with Edith, which includes plenty of afternoon tea and walks in gardens, Edith arouses Clark’s interest when she says without preamble that someone is trying to kill her.
Hotel Del Luna & The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
If you watched Hotel Del Luna, a hotel whose clientele are all ghosts with unfinished business. When the general manager is bought on board to manage a hotel for dead souls, he gets to know the establishment’s ancient owner and her strange world.
Then read, The Night Circus, where a magical circus appears at night unannounced, where two young magicians are forced into a duel where only one will survive. But when the two fall unexpectedly in love, it causes a ripple effect that will forever change those around them.