Clementine Chan believes in the power of the written word. Under the pseudonym Hibiscus, she runs a popular blog reviewing tea shops and discussing larger issues within her Chinatown community. She has a loyal, kind following, save for this one sour grape named BobaBoy888, who’s not only annoying, but is also an insufferable tea snob.
Danny Mok is allergic to change, and the gentrification seeping into Chinatown breaks his heart. He channels his frustration into his internet alter ego, BobaBoy888, bickering with local blogger Hibiscus over all things Chinatown and tea. (Cream and sugar in oolong? Should be a criminal offense.)
When a major corporation reveals plans to take over a strip mall—threatening to shut down Danny’s family’s beloved tea shop—Clementine and Danny find themselves working together in real life to save this community they both love. But as they fall hard for this cause—and each other—they have no clue that their online personas have been fighting for years.
When the truth comes to light, can Danny and Clementine still find their happily-ever-after?
Read an excerpt from Clementine and Danny here.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Audiofile Earphones Award Winner
“It’s official: You’ve Got Mail is the poor man’s Clementine and Danny Save the World (and Each Other). While opposing ideals clash in anonymity on the internet, Clementine and Danny find common ground and cohesion in real life. I am charmed by the leads, exhilarated by their truth, and quite possibly floored by the scope of Livia Blackburne’s delivery.” —Kristy Creager, Mitzi’s Books
“Blackburne (the Queen’s Council series) delights with this Southern California–set enemies-to-lovers rom-com that tackles serious issues regarding gentrification and community. . . . Opinionated and endearing main characters drive this slow-burning, nuanced read, in which Blackburne discusses the pervasiveness of misunderstandings through online communication, and the myriad interpretations of community development and advocacy. ” —Publisher’s Weekly
“Ruminations on online spaces, including the ease of fostering misunderstanding and volatility, make this a resonant read. A charming rom-com with community at its heart.” —Kirkus Reviews