The B&N YA Podcast: Maurene Goo Makes Us Fall in Love

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Maurene Goo writes warm, funny romantic comedies with irresistible hooks and fabulous supporting casts, about type-A K-Drama obsessives, K-pop stars, LA prankster girls, and heart-lifting love stories. We talked to her about going to K-Pop school, owning your guilty pleasures, and new book Somewhere Only We Know.

10:00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.

11:00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious.

12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.

With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love—and finding yourself along the way.

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