A Pho Love Story

A Pho Love Story

If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Not ideal.

If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family’s pho restaurant.

For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who’ve avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition.

But then a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao in the same vicinity despite their best efforts and sparks fly, leading them both to wonder what took so long for them to connect. But then, of course, they immediately remember.

Can Linh and Bao find love in the midst of feuding families and complicated histories?

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.

Title:A Pho Love Story
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534441934
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    A Pho Love Story Reviews

  • jessica

    i read this book on an empty stomach - i am not a smart person. THERES. SO. MUCH. FOOD. haha. and ive never actually had pho before, but now im super interested in trying it! so theres one positive fo...

  • Lien

    As a pho-natic, just looking at the word makes me hungry.This will be pho-nomenal. Pho sure.Sorry, I’ll stop now.Pho real....

  • Loan Le

    Wow. I published a novel? I'm still trying to comprehend that. Thanks for stopping by this page and giving me your stars. Whether you gave me five stars or one star, that's up to you. I'm just glad yo...

  • Phuong ?

    – 2.5 stars the bad: starting this book at 3 am when hungry and suffering because of all the food references the good: eating Pho while reading this book and feeling like I accomplished something...

  • Jessica

    4.5 Stars TW for loss of a loved one and racismThis was such a cute YA romance!! I really loved how Bao and Linh haven't talked to each other for their entire lives because of their family feud until ...

  •  Teodora

    3.5/5 ⭐I appreciate this book.And I say that because first of all, it was a really quick and very cute read with an adorable love story and with lots of yummy-sounding dishes!For real, food should a...

  • Tova

    This looks ridiculously cute, and I am super excited. ...

  • michelle (magical reads)

    read on my blog rep: ownvoices Vietnamese-American protagonists and side characters**I received an ARC from the publisher through Netgalley (thank you, Simon Teen!). These are my honest opinions, a...

  • Shealea

    Will not finish - 37% A Pho Love Story was listed as part of my most highly anticipated 2021 releases. And so, it hurts my heart a little to admit that I don't have the energy to finish this book.T...

  • Saniya (sunnysidereviews)

    Thank you Netgalley and Simon & Schuster Publishers for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. First let’s talk about the plot! The original premise sounded very...