Series: Happily Ever Asia #2
Published by Onigiri Press on 8/6/15
Genres: Asia, New Adult, Romance
Source: I Edited It!
My content rating: 18+ (New Adult with somewhat explicit sex)
"When it comes to fight or flight, I always choose to run like hell.”
Isa planned the perfect summer:
Tokyo and the Summer Olympics — check.
Helping her best friend prepare for the marathon — check.
Forgetting she's in love with Masa — double check.
But when Isa's mother is hospitalized, she has to abandon her summer plans to run the family's Tokyo business. Masa’s offer to help makes it impossible for Isa to ignore him — and the firecracker kiss they shared half a world away. Everyone expects the world of her, but the pressure to please them all is as oppressive as the Tokyo summer heat. The simplest answer to all her problems? Run.
As most of you know, I’m a freelance editor as well as a blogger, and every once in a while I like to feature the books that I edit. I don’t do reviews for these books (that feels like a conflict of interest), but I DO love to help spread the word! This book has actually been mentioned on my blog a few times already, mostly because I adore this story (who wouldn’t fall for a guy who writes you haikus?) – and especially love the strong friendship and the diversity! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know that’s become a buzz word lately, but Pajonas is amazing at truly interweaving Japanese culture into her books instead of just making it a side note.
So, that’s my introduction to Summer Haikus by S.J. Pajonas. Make sure you enter the giveaway to win a copy!!
Other books by Pajonas:
Click on the pic to be brought to Amazon or the link to see my reviews for these books (all of these were written before I had any idea I’d be working with Steph, so there was no bias when I wrote them!)
My reviews: Removed Released Reunited Face Time
About the Author
Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, and Japanophile. She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it’s winter. She hates winter. Someday she’ll own a house in both hemispheres so she can avoid the season entirely. She’s a mom to two great kids and lives with her husband and family outside NYC. They have no pets. Yet. When it comes to her work, expect the unexpected. She doesn’t write anything typical.
I reviewed this book on my blog yesterday, loved it! I think Pajonas does a great job weaving the japanese elements into her story and I almost felt like I was really there. And I liked learning more about the country and culture. And I love the characters in this book, both Masa and Isa were awesome. I could easily relate to Isa and I loved the Haikus Masa writes. I can’t wait for Pajoans her next book!
Aren’t the haikus amazing? It’s hard not to fall in love with Masa right along with Isa!
I love to read books about different cultures. This is a must read for me.
Glad I could introduce you to it!
This book sounds amazing!!
It is! Glad I could help spread the word!
Sounds like a great read.
It is! And I love spreading the word about great books!
I tend to get books featuring Latino characters, since 51% of my school is Latino. However, it would be great to feature some other non-white cultures as well! This book sounds like fun.
I’ve been trying to expand my reading to read more diverse characters and settings lately, so I’ve loved Pajonas’s books!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
You’re very welcome! Good luck!
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This book sounds fantastic! I love books that take place in other countries, and I especially love Japan and Japanese culture, so this book sounds like a perfect read for me 🙂
This sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!
You’re very welcome! I’m glad I could introduce you to an awesome new book!
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Nice cover! The synopsis sounds quite interesting. 🙂
I’m glad it sounds like something you’d like!