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by Katie M. Stout

HELLO, I LOVE YOU by Katie M. Stout

A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss

Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.

She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can’t stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can’t deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she’ll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.

Katie M. Stout is from Atlanta, Georgia, and works for an international charity that sends her to fun places like Spain and Singapore. When she’s not writing, you can find her drinking an unhealthy amount of chai tea and listening to Girls’ Generation, Teen Top, and all her other favorite K-pop tunes.

Rights have already sold to Pegasus in Turkey and AST in Russia!

Praise for Hello, I Love You:

“Stout’s romance credibly examines facing one’s inner turmoil and orchestrating new beginnings.” —Publishers Weekly

“An exciting debut about letting go of past pain and opening your arms to the future. Stout writes an intelligent, finely-drawn heroine and fresh characters in an alluring, foreign land. I loved it!” —Katie Sise, author of The Boyfriend App

“Hello, I love this book! With a perfect cast of characters, smart dialogue, and a healthy dose of music, armchair travelers should make Hello, I Love You their next destination.” —Kristin Rae, author of Wish You Were Italian