Saturday, June 4, 2022

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

(Thank you the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

Return to Tokyo for a royal wedding in Emiko Jean's Tokyo Dreaming, the sequel to the Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller Tokyo Ever After

When Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka learned her father was the Crown Prince of Japan, she became a princess overnight. Now, she’s overcome conniving cousins, salacious press, and an imperial scandal to finally find a place she belongs. She has a perfect bodyguard turned boyfriend. Her stinky dog, Tamagotchi, is living with her in Tokyo. Her parents have even rekindled their college romance and are engaged. A royal wedding is on the horizon! Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true.


Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citing concerns about Izumi and her mother’s lack of pedigree. And on top of it all, her bodyguard turned boyfriend makes a shocking decision about their relationship. At the threat of everything falling apart, Izumi vows to do whatever it takes to help win over the council. Which means upping her newly acquired princess game.

But at what cost? Izumi will do anything to help her parents achieve their happily ever after, but what if playing the perfect princess means sacrificing her own? Will she find a way to forge her own path and follow her heart?

my thoughts:

Love, Love, Love!!! Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean is the followup to her popular YA novel, Tokyo Ever After and it is FABULOUS! 

Izumi is back and she is living in Tokyo with her pooch, Tamagotchi. Her parents are engaged and looking forward to being married. And, her bodyguard/boyfriend, Akio, is perfect. What more could she want? Except, life is not a fairy tale and nothing is turning out the way it should. Yep, problems are popping up left and right. Her parents may not be able to get married, because the Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage. Say what? Oh, and Izumi's boyfriend is not so perfect after all. With everything up in the air, Izumi is determined to make her mother's dream wedding day happen, even if that means sacrificing her own happily ever after. 

Jean has created a wonderful story that picks up right where we left Izumi in the first book and it is just such a treat to be reunited with her. The writing is terrific. The characters are familiar and such a treat to get to know even better. And the story is unputdownable. Tokyo Dreaming is a must-read. I absolutely LOVED it to bits! Definitely check it out ASAP!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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