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‘If Jane Austen and Kevin Kwan had a love child, it might well be Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic’ JODI PICOULT

‘Funny as heck but also real and relatable, Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic redefines the romcom’ RED

Lucie Yi has tried love – it didn’t work.

She’s decided that finding Mr Right is a myth, and that finding Mr Right-enough-to-have-children-with is the next best option. So when she meets easy-going Collin Read on a platonic co-parenting website, it finally feels like she has found her version of happily ever after.
But things take a turn for the worse when they move back home to Singapore where her very traditional family and remorseful ex-fiancé await.
With pressure mounting on all sides and her perfect plan unravelling, Lucie has to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice for a chance at happiness – and maybe, just maybe, love.

LOVE for Last Tang Standing:

I absolutely adored it. It is the funniest rom-com I've read in a very long time’Beth O’Leary

A fun, funny, addictive adventure … A perfect summer page-turner … I loved it’ Lindsey Kelk

Andrea Tang is wise, witty, flawed and perfectly written. you'll gobble this up!’ Laura Jane Williams

‘Both joyfully entertaining and socially perceptive … I loved it’ Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times

An absolute delight. Andrea Tang is the protagonist that we all need to remind us of the complications of navigating our thirties’ Balli Kaur Jaswal, author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Lauren Ho has a knack for creating stories with a compelling blend of humor and honesty. Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic is a sharp, refreshing novel that explores parenthood, love, and identity. The witty storytelling, compelling protagonist, and universal themes pulled me in from the first pages. This delightful novel will win over readers everywhere!" - Saumya Dave

"A sharp, fresh story of finding yourself, and letting love follow. I AM a romantic--and I was rooting for Lucie Yi!" - KJ Dell'Antonia

"Funny, sharp, and uniquely voicy, Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic is what happens when an uber talented writer tackles important subjects with humor and charm! I cried and cheered and rooted for Lucie in her journey and determination to seize happiness--and in her discovery that maybe she is, after all, a romantic! I am simply in awe of the way Lauren Ho blends women's fiction and romance. I adored Last Tang Standing, I loved Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic, and I cannot wait to see what Lauren Ho gifts us next!" - Ali Hazelwood

"This thoroughly modern and witty women's fiction is about a woman who discovers that even meticulous planning can't stop her heart from knowing what it wants. With a great cast of characters, unexpected plot twists, and complex family relationships, Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic is fun, compelling, and a charming love story." - Farah Heron

"Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic features one of the most unique meet-cutes I've ever read, with an unconventional path to pregnancy and parenthood that I've never seen explored before. Lauren Ho's writing is witty, charming, and deeply relatable; she nailed the dynamics of thorny familial expectations, relationships with friends that alter when one of them begins having children while others don't, and best of all, Lucie and Collin. Collin is the adorable, supportive hero Lucie deserves and would never have found if she hadn't taken parenthood into her own hands, and Lucie is the brave, vulnerable, hilarious love of my life. Mark Thum made me burn holes through my Kindle with my eyeballs. I would like to fight Mark Thum." - Sarah Hogle

"Sardonically witty, deeply relatable, and surprisingly vulnerable, Lucie Yi is a glorious take on modern romance. I read it in one take and then hated myself afterward for not savoring. A smart, sharp, laugh-out loud delight. Lauren Ho is at the top of her game." - Christina Lauren

"Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic kept me gripped from the very first page. It's full of humour and heart -- I couldn't wait to see how Lucie's journey played out." - Beth O'Leary

"If Jane Austen and Kevin Kwan had a love child, it might well be Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic. Lauren Ho's most recent novel sits delightfully at the juncture of modern fertility, modern women, and modern romance." - Jodi Picoult

"Laugh-out-loud funny and unflinchingly honest, Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic is a love letter to friendship and found family that manages to be head-spinningly romantic while simultaneously burning down the patriarchy." - Madi Sinha

"After Last Tang Standing, my expectations were unreasonably high, but Lauren Ho somehow managed to exceed them with Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic. Prepare yourselves for a heroine who is laugh-out-loud funny and incredibly savvy. Lauren Ho is an auto-buy author for me!" - Jesse Q Sutanto

"Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic is a reassuring and tender look at modern motherhood, families born and found, and the breadth of parent-child relationships. With clever, quippy narration, Lauren Ho delivers honest, upbeat observation on the physical, social, and emotional transformations of motherhood, especially as it relates to class and cultural differences when co-parenting. Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic exists in that wonderful, terrifying gap between what we think motherhood looks like and what it actually is." - Lillie Vale

"Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic is smart, fresh, and incredibly funny. Lauren Ho's voice is so distinct and witty, and she nails the impressive balancing act of writing a book that feels light and effortless while still offering a thoughtful look at friendship, family, and the sometimes-winding path to finding love." - Martha Waters

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