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Romantic Comedies Starring Asian American Leads

May always seems like we’re on the cusp of magic: something about cloudless afternoons and warm evenings is buoyant and ripe with possibility. Match the energy of May with Asian American led romantic comedies that feel as marvelous as the sun on your skin after a long winter.

Author: Sara Desai
Read By: Soneela Nankani

Even with a step-by-step plan, fake fiancés Daisy and Liam might accidentally fall for each other in this audio romp by the bestselling author of The Marriage Game.

Sarah Kuhn reinvents the modern fairy tale in the intensely personal yet hilarious From Little Tokyo With Love: the story of a girl whose search for a storybook ending takes her to unexpected places in both her beloved LA neighborhood and her own guarded heart.

“A beautiful and entertaining blend of family, romance, and self-discovery.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Read By: Risa Mei

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder, 2 thousand wedding guests, and a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!

“Multilingual Risa Mei is the perfect narrator for this combination mystery/rom-com involving Indonesian-Chinese-American Meddy Chan, her mother, and her Aunties.”–AudioFile

Author: Jen Frederick
Read By: Greta Jung

Hara Wilson doesn’t need anyone telling her she looks different from her white parents. When an offhand comment triggers an identity crisis, Hara runs off to Seoul in search of her roots. What she finds there has all the makings of a classic K-drama: a mysterious stranger, spontaneous adventures, and a red string of destiny that winds its way around her.

Author: Lauren Ho
Read By: Catherine Ho

Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones’s Diary in the funny and irresistible Last Tang Standing, a story about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one’s thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love.

“Ho’s lively narration keeps the listener engaged…”–AudioFile

Liza Yang is nearly perfect. But to her mom, Liza is anything but, especially when it comes to dating. Liza agrees to help out at Mrs. Yang’s bakery’s annual competition, but there’s a surprise catch: all of the contestants are young Asian American men her mother has picked for Liza to date. And worse…she finds herself attracted to one of the contestants.

Author: David Yoon
Read By: Raymond J. Lee

Frank Li’s parents want him to date a nice Korean girl. This is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams who is funny, nerdy, and…white. Desperate to be with Brit, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song. Together they come up with a brilliant fake dating scheme and Frank thinks he’s found the solution to all his problems. What could possibly go wrong?

“Lee’s emotionally and culturally authentic performance will have listeners rooting for Frank through many twists and turns…”-AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

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