As Dimple Rishi. met meets Ugly tasty in this fun, clever romantic comedy where two Vietnamese-American teenagers fall in love and master their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feuds over their rival neighboring restaurants. Fascinated? Well you’re in luck because we have the first two chapters of A Pho love story by Loan Le for you to enjoy! Read on to discover the synopsis and then get a taste of Les debut novel due out February 9, 2021!
If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he would say he was a rock. Stable and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average and his social status is unremarkable. He works in his parents’ Pho restaurant, and he’s the one even there fifth Favorite employee. Not ideal.
If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she would say she was a blast. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams of making a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they refuse to admit, including doing practical full-time work in her family’s Pho restaurant.
For years the corn and the nguyens have been at odds as they own rival, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings far deeper than friendly competition.
But then, despite their best efforts, a chance encounter puts Linh and Bao on the same level and the sparks fly, making them both wonder why it took them so long to bond. But then of course they immediately remember it.
Can Linh and Bao find love in the midst of divided families and complicated stories?