Thursday, May 25, 2017

BLOG TOUR: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Blog tour organized by Fierce Reads
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This book is completely adorable! I laughed so much at how  Desi used the plots of K-dramas in her quest for love. It's impossible not to root for her. But I think my favorite part was Desi's relationship with her father. 

Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Desi and the rest of the cast of I Believe in a Thing Called Love with a Would You Rather style interview. 

I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by Maurene Goo
Published: May 30, 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Find: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Indiebound

Book Description: Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She's for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. 

She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama. 

Thanks for visiting Love is not a triangle today guys! I'm excited you're all here to answer some questions for me. Just a few rules to remember: no skipping questions, and free to elaborate on your answers! 

1) Would you rather always have to say everything on your mind OR never speak again?

Desi – Everything on my mind! I think I already do this, essentially, right? To be honest I think that it’s unhealthy for you to keep everything bottled up inside.
Luca – Never speak again. #Goals
Fiona – Desi picked everything on her mind, right? If this happens I’m moving.
Wes – If I never spoke again, could I use BODY LANGUAGE?
Violet – Can Desi never speak again?

2) Would you rather have a rewind button OR a pause button in your life?

Desi – Pause, there’s not enough time in the world for everything I want to do.
Luca – Rewind to when Desi’s pants fell off in front of me.
Fiona – Pause—at the good parts. *waggles eyebrows*
Wes – Rewind to that time I was the #1 ranking online Settlers of Catan champ. Sigh.
Violet – Can I fast forward out of this interview?

3) If everything that came out of your mouth for the rest of your life either had to be sung OR spoken in rhyme, which would you rather?

Desi – I am the WORST singer but speaking in rhyme sounds like another type of torture. Hmm…can we negotiate this one?
Luca – Spoken rhyme if only to see if I could rap, somehow. What?! I think I could.
Fiona – If I have to live in a world where people do this, just kill me.
Wes – A combo of both—and add air guitar.
Violet - I’m a really good singer so I would sing. What? I AM.

2) Would you rather never play OR play but always lose?

Desi – LOSE? What does that even mean.
Luca – Never play. I’m assuming we’re talking sports here.
Fiona – I’m down to lose but only if I’m not playing against Desi who is THE WORST SORE LOSER.
Wes – I always win so this question does not apply to my body.
Violet – Easy: Never play. Trying is so…Desi.

5) Would you rather be on a survival reality show OR dating game show?

Desi – It’s like I’ve been waiting my entire life for this question. Survival, and I would be in charge of my team.
Luca – Is Desi going to see my answers? No? Ok, then dating game show. I don’t want to be in nature.
Fiona – Dating, obviously. That’s my jam.
Wes – I know you’re all expecting dating because I’m so good at it, but I choose survival show because I’m also really good at pitching tents.
Violet – WES! (And put me in that survival show with Desi, I’d love to kick her butt.)

HAHA. You guys continue to crack me up. Wes, I started singing some Little Mermaid after your first answer. Thank you again for stopping by to chat with me! 


About the Author

Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She studied communication at UC San Diego and then later received a Masters in publishing, writing, and literature at Emerson College. Before publishing her first book, Since You Asked, she worked in both textbook and art book publishing. She also has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants and lives in Los Angeles.

Find Maureen Goo: Goodreads | Twitter | Website

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  1. This is adorable and I want to come back and read it again after reading the book!! I'm super looking forward to it, I've heard it's the cutest :)

  2. This is cute! I love character interviews - they really show how well an author knows his/her characters. I've heard really great things about this book! I'm glad you enjoyed it, Lauren. :D

    Have a fantastic day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. Yay :D Stunning interview Lauren. <3 Thank you so much for sharing :) And aw, this book looks pretty cute. I'm glad you enjoyed it a lot :)


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