I Believe in a thing Called Love
by: Maurene Goo
G: Contemporary, Romance
Goodreads Reading Challenge(2018): 60 out of 75
So, something about me. I love 💗, love 💗, love 💗 Korean Dramas. It’s ridiculous how much I get into them. I’m borderline, not so borderline, obsessed.
Okay, with that disclaimer I will begin to tell you about this book.
This book is all the K-Drama goodness my heart desires. Desi, the main character, even makes up a list about how to land a guy in what we’ll call K-Drama reality.
Here’s a copy of some of the list:
So, let’s break this down. (I’ll rewrite them just in case you can’t read it)
You are the embodiment of all that is pure and good
This basically means you are the best thing in the entire world and there is no way they won’t want you. You’re perfect.
Have a sad sack Family story
You have something unbelievably sad going for you that will draw in a potential mate because you’re such a sad puppy
You can use the sad thing show off your strength in a “They’re so brave” type of way.
Meet the worlds most unattainable guy
Why unattainable? This is the question I asked myself when I first started watching these dramas. Obviously because the more attainable the better they are 🙄
Let the guy get to you whether it’s from annoyance or obsessiveness
So, another “huh” one. It either makes you a crazy stalker or a masochist. You just have to have them or you want to kill them. But if they aren’t always on your mind is it really true love? 🤔
Have a secret dream that brings you closer to the guy
Basically lie. Find out whatever they love and love it too. “You love cars?! Me too! I always wanted to be a mechanic 🚗“
Doggedly Purdue your dream, no matter the cost to your well-being
Similar to stalking. Find out everything you possibly can about cars and mechanics and be a fact machine. That way no one dare doubt your life long dream.
Mystery surrounds the guy but find out more
They’re mysterious because they’re a stranger🙄. This one is easy, get to know them.
Be caught in an obvious lopsided love triangle
Because they’re unattainable and mysterious they’re obvs a catch. You better guard your man/woman from those cackling hyenas. Or is circling vultures a better metaphor🤔
Get into a predicament that forces both the guy and you into an intimate moment
Get “accidentally” stranded or locked in somewhere with him. Clearly this more mischievous 😏 because it was planned, although it usually goes awry, and you can always get out of it.
Find the guy’s biggest secret, preferably through excruciating repetitive flashbacks
Hard to do IRL. But find his weakness and sorta exploit it. Not in a bad way but sorta kinda emotionally blackmail them into loving only you. You become the only one they can talk to about it
Prove that you are different from all the other women – in the entire world 🗺 🌍 🌎
Going back to number one. You are perfect. You are a goodness/god among women/men. There is nothing you can’t do, and they know it. Therefore, you are the supreme mate choice.
Life threatening moment that makes him/you realize how real your love is
Cause an accident where you almost die. Or they almost get hit by a bus. All your scheming will show you how much you truly love them when someone’s life is on the line. *JUST DON’T GET CAUGHT*
There is more to this list and it’s just as interesting. You may ask “Why do you like this?!”
Honestly I can’t tell you. I just love them because they are so dramatic and these aren’t real life situations. You always hear about meet-cutes but K-Dramas invent a whole other type of meet-cute that is so outrageous and outlandish that you are hooked for no logical reason
Watch a K-Drama and trust me…it will ensnare you.
Also, read this book. So, cute and funny.