Cafe con Lychee : YA Romance Book Review


I think it’s been a really long time I haven’t read a romance as refreshing as this one. It has the enemies to lovers trope, LGBT+ and a lot of bobas and food. The Asian girl in me is just screaming. I honestly thought I would not like this book because it’s been a few romance YA books in a row that have disappointed me

Theo and Gabi’s families are the modern Romeo and Juliet where the two families are each other’s competitors for their coffee shop business. But when a new fusion coffee shop opens up and steals all of their customers, Theo and Gabi are forced to team up to save their parent’s business.

I full on expected annoying teenagers that will go and try to save the world, but overall, the characters are quite entertaining. Theo’s personality sometimes did get on my nerves but Gabi’s personality kind of balances each other off. And I guess when they come together, it is simply cute and it made sense. The moments that stuck with me the most are their interactions with their parents, it is reflective of the Asian culture and it made me realize how other other cultures as well have the same values and the same expectations of your children. Theo and Gabi are both very smart in their own way and I love how the author emphasizes that you don’t have to be smart at school to be considered smart. Some people are also intelligent and autodidact and find solutions on their own ways. And the additional good side of this novel? You will also be salivating. All the food descriptions just got me to order a few buns and cafe con leche as well.

I would recommend this book for a trip to the beach and if you’re in need of something joyful, light on the feet and just having fun reading it!

(c) Trang Tran

RATING: 3.8/5

Thank you to Harpercollins for sending me a copy to review!


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