The Christmas Clash (Paperback)
A PopSugar Best New Holiday Romance Book of 2022!
Who's naughty and nice at Riverwood Mall? In this hilarious YA holiday rom-com, two rivals get together to save their families' livelihoods, and Christmas, too!
Chloe Kwon can't stand Peter Li. It's always been that way. Their families don't get along either: their parents operate rival restaurants in the Riverwood Mall food court—Korean food for the Kwons and Chinese food for the Lis. Now it's the holiday season and Chloe's the photographer at the mall's Santa's Village, and Peter works at the virtual reality North Pole experience right across the atrium. It's all Chloe can do to avoid Peter's smug, incredibly photogenic face.
But it turns out the mall is about to be sold to a developer and demolished for condos. Eviction notices are being handed out right before Christmas. Their parents don't know what to do, and soon Chloe and Peter realize that the two of them need to join efforts to try to save the mall. Just when it seems like they can put aside their differences and work closely (very closely) together, they discover that the Kwon and Li feud goes far deeper than either of them realize...
Perfect for readers who...
- Love holiday rom-coms
- Enjoy rivals-to-lovers stories
- Fans of Kasie West, Rachel Lynn Solomon, and Sandhya Menon
Praise for The Christmas Clash:
"Park has a knack for writing delightful romances that sparkle with her depiction of Asian culture. The Christmas Clash is a gift we're ready to open over and over."—Entertainment Weekly
"Think of the perfect, coziest Hallmark movie but with way more edge, wit, and authentic representation. The ideal stocking-stuffer for anyone who loves the holidays, ridiculously adorable romance, delicious Asian food, and malls!" —Stephan Lee, author of K-Pop Confidential
"A delicious romp of a rom-com. It left me craving spicy pork and sesame balls and nostalgic for the feeling of the mall at Christmastime." —Tiffany Schmidt, author of I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas
"It's the perfect book to read for the holidays, chock full of humor, banter, food, mall shenanigans, and a side mission that brings these two opposites together." —Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of The Holiday Switch
"Keep the holiday spirit alive in this Romeo and Juliet flavored rom-com" —Publishers Weekly
"A fun rivalry-to-romance romp" —Kirkus Reviews
SUZANNE PARK is a Korean American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. In her former life as a comedian, she was a finalist in the Oxygen Network's "Girls Behaving Badly" talent search, and was also selected to appear on BET's "Coming to the Stage." She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, female offspring, and a sneaky rat that creeps around on her back patio. In her spare time, she procrastinates.
"Suzanne Park is a master of the enemies-to-lovers rom-com, and THE CHRISTMAS CLASH is a snowflake-dusted classic of the genre! Think of the perfect, coziest Hallmark movie but with way more edge, wit, and authentic representation. The ideal stocking-stuffer for anyone who loves the holidays, ridiculously adorable romance, delicious Asian food, and malls!" — Stephan Lee, author of K-Pop Confidential
"The Christmas Clash is a delicious romp of a rom-com. It left me craving spicy pork and sesame balls and nostalgic for the feeling of the mall at Christmastime. Chloe and Peter are characters you’ll root for, believe in, and miss when you close the back cover." — Tiffany Schmidt, author of I'm Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas
"The Christmas Clash is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet but with spicy pork and shrimp takeout instead of tragedy. I loved it! Suzanne Park delivers a wonderful mix of wit and sensitivity as Chloe Kwon and Peter Li navigate family feuds, racism, and first love in this coming-of-age story. It has everything you want in a holiday rom-com and more." — Jenny Bayliss, author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas and A Season for Second Chances
"A fun rivalry-to-romance romp" — Kirkus Reviews
"This will engage avid romance fans" — Youth Services Book Review
"Keep the holiday spirit alive in this Romeo and Juliet flavored rom-com" — Publishers Weekly