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Jilted by the man she followed to Seoul, Katia has hit rock bottom. But within months, her whirlwind romance and marriage to Jihan has everyone talking. Jihan is the heir to the Kwan business empire while Katia is a foreigner, an Anglo-Indian who has no business ensnaring Seoul’s most eligible bachelor. No one knows that their marriage is based on a contract, and that they Jilted by the man she followed to Seoul, Katia has hit rock bottom. But within months, her whirlwind romance and marriage to Jihan has everyone talking. Jihan is the heir to the Kwan business empire while Katia is a foreigner, an Anglo-Indian who has no business ensnaring Seoul’s most eligible bachelor. No one knows that their marriage is based on a contract, and that they have come together for their own ulterior motives. Together in chic, metropolitan Seoul the two forge a relationship that is tested by intrigue, jilted lovers and a hidden nemesis. Can their newfound love survive the forces ranged against them? Or will the vows they took be in vain?

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Jilted by the man she followed to Seoul, Katia has hit rock bottom. But within months, her whirlwind romance and marriage to Jihan has everyone talking. Jihan is the heir to the Kwan business empire while Katia is a foreigner, an Anglo-Indian who has no business ensnaring Seoul’s most eligible bachelor. No one knows that their marriage is based on a contract, and that they Jilted by the man she followed to Seoul, Katia has hit rock bottom. But within months, her whirlwind romance and marriage to Jihan has everyone talking. Jihan is the heir to the Kwan business empire while Katia is a foreigner, an Anglo-Indian who has no business ensnaring Seoul’s most eligible bachelor. No one knows that their marriage is based on a contract, and that they have come together for their own ulterior motives. Together in chic, metropolitan Seoul the two forge a relationship that is tested by intrigue, jilted lovers and a hidden nemesis. Can their newfound love survive the forces ranged against them? Or will the vows they took be in vain?

30 review for Seoul-Mates

  1. 4 out of 5

    Brandi Hines

    *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review* Seoul-Mates is the perfect drama! The mother-in-law figure who was really a vengeful aunt was the perfect antagonist. With every word she said it made me hate her more, which made me fly through the story just to see what she was going to do next. Katia and Jihan got married without even knowing each other, similar to an arranged marriage. As if this alone is not enough they have her jealous ex and his crazy aunt trying t *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review* Seoul-Mates is the perfect drama! The mother-in-law figure who was really a vengeful aunt was the perfect antagonist. With every word she said it made me hate her more, which made me fly through the story just to see what she was going to do next. Katia and Jihan got married without even knowing each other, similar to an arranged marriage. As if this alone is not enough they have her jealous ex and his crazy aunt trying to drive a wedge between them. I will not give a way to much here, all I can say is read it, and you will not be disappointed. This is a short book, but long enough to be a well-rounded story. Bravo Pamela! Well done! I look forward to reading more from this author. My Favorite ‘Worst’ Part: When Jihan’s aunt tried enrolling Katia in finishing school.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shraddha Sahi

    I really liked this! The imagery is beautiful - the cherry blossom, the old Korean rituals, the treatment of outsiders. Well done! I liked how Katia's mental anguish and doubts are desribed. She comes across as a real person, flaws and all. It's easy to visualise her and identify with her. All the characters are well etched out. Reading this was fun and a lesson in not jumping to conclusions too soon!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lila Veen

    This was like a partially written, completed book. Good story, but fleshing this out would have made it great.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dhivya Balaji

    Indireads books, (at least those which I have read so far) have certain common features - a strong but clumsily endearing female protagonist, a love angle and a happy ending. When you pick up the books, they are guaranteed to be a happy read with some substance and of course good language. ‘Seoul – Mates’ is no exception. The story starts with Katia, who is an Anglo-Indian unable to fit into the Korean society. She finds in Junki, a fellow soul who faces most of the problems she faces. She slow Indireads books, (at least those which I have read so far) have certain common features - a strong but clumsily endearing female protagonist, a love angle and a happy ending. When you pick up the books, they are guaranteed to be a happy read with some substance and of course good language. ‘Seoul – Mates’ is no exception. The story starts with Katia, who is an Anglo-Indian unable to fit into the Korean society. She finds in Junki, a fellow soul who faces most of the problems she faces. She slowly starts feeling camaraderie and develops feelings for him, right when he deserts her for another woman, the owner of a hospital chain. Katia feels cheated and indulges in drinking. Kwan Jihan, a multi millionaire, sees her plight, is attracted to her and drops her home. One thing leads to another and they are married after signing a contract. Katia is in jitters as she walks down the altar (the opening scene of the book). But the members (not to be revealed due to spoilers) of Kwan family do not like the new woman who they feel is not fit to be the daughter in law. Katia faces serious troubles due to her alleged link up with Junki and a major accident, creating problems between Jihan and her. How she overcomes these problems and how she makes her contractual marriage succeed forms the rest of the story. The story is written in good language and the plot is tight. Though there are some scenes we feel could have written otherwise, the story in general is readable and clear. The characters are decently etched. Go for this book if you like your romance novel with a twist of thrill. WHAT I LIKED: The characterisation of Katia and the bittersweet (yeah, right) character of Junki. WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: certain scenes could be written better. VERDICT: Go for it if you like your romance novels with some thrilling moments. RATING: 3.5/5 Full review @ http://readmuse.blogspot.in/2014/08/s...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Sanders

    3.5 Stars!!! First, let me start off by saying that SEOUL-MATES is not a full length novel so if you have a thing against novellas then don’t read any further! Personally I have nothing against them and find them preferable when I’m in need of a quick read. SEOUL-MATES fit that bill perfectly. I was able to read it within an hour or so and it was quite enjoyable. The plot was well developed and I was instantly hooked. It had a little mystery and suspense weaved in and I think Pamela did a perfect 3.5 Stars!!! First, let me start off by saying that SEOUL-MATES is not a full length novel so if you have a thing against novellas then don’t read any further! Personally I have nothing against them and find them preferable when I’m in need of a quick read. SEOUL-MATES fit that bill perfectly. I was able to read it within an hour or so and it was quite enjoyable. The plot was well developed and I was instantly hooked. It had a little mystery and suspense weaved in and I think Pamela did a perfect job incorporating these elements into the story. The only thing story-wise that I had a hard time deciphering was the Korean culture surrounding the book. I wish some of the traditions were explained a little better because I was intrigued by it and I wanted to learn more of it. I found it fascinating! The characters were described well and were a perfect fit for the story. I had a hard time connecting with them though because I felt there were places where they could have been developed better or their feelings could have been described more intimately. The narration is in third person so this could be the reason I felt disconnected a little bit. Don’t get me wrong though…I still wanted to know what was going to happen and I did sympathize with Katia but I just couldn’t empathize with her and so wish that I could have. Overall this novella is a perfect quick-read with many ups and downs and twists along the way with likable characters. The world Pamela created in SEOUL-MATES was unlike any other I have ever encountered and I look forward to seeing more from her!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Momma Frugal

    I decided to glance at the PDF I was asked to review as soon as I put my youngest down for a nap....fast forward an hour later and one cup of hot coffee (as a Mom you know what I mean about how you quickly learn to treasure your "hot" beverage that hasn't been nuked in the microwave to heat it back up) I am finished reading the novella! The author does a great job describing the characters and they are easy to picture. I admit I am a sucker for happy ending stories and romance novels. In this nove I decided to glance at the PDF I was asked to review as soon as I put my youngest down for a nap....fast forward an hour later and one cup of hot coffee (as a Mom you know what I mean about how you quickly learn to treasure your "hot" beverage that hasn't been nuked in the microwave to heat it back up) I am finished reading the novella! The author does a great job describing the characters and they are easy to picture. I admit I am a sucker for happy ending stories and romance novels. In this novella, you are introduced to Katia, a young professional whose life's journey has brought her to Korea. In Seoul-Mates, you will understand why she has made the decisions she has made. You are also introduced to her ex-boyfriend Junki as well as to Jihan who is more like her than she ever imagined. You will learn about some of the rich Korean customs as well. This is a fast moving novella and you never lose tract, which is always a plus. I honestly could see this as a romance movie on Lifetime. It would be a great chick flick. If you are looking for a quick romantic read, then this is perfect for you! This is the type of novella to get a hot beverage or a pint of ice cream and sit back and spend just a few minutes to yourself. (You realize I said minutes right? As a parent you know hours to spend just reading away doesn't happen). Thank you to the author for providing me with a PDF copy of this novella for my review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Priyanka Batra Harjai

    Indireads, by now has become a known name in the e-book industry worldwide. The focal elements functioning in tandem incorporate captivating and consequential book covers and storylines that are instant attention grabbers. ‘Seoul Mates’ is another sparkler in the collection.it is a romantic novella based on the milieu of a beautiful location and hence, a striking title indeed. To start with, the book cover is a killer one! Please do not mull over it as an eerie. It is a majestic manifestation of Indireads, by now has become a known name in the e-book industry worldwide. The focal elements functioning in tandem incorporate captivating and consequential book covers and storylines that are instant attention grabbers. ‘Seoul Mates’ is another sparkler in the collection.it is a romantic novella based on the milieu of a beautiful location and hence, a striking title indeed. To start with, the book cover is a killer one! Please do not mull over it as an eerie. It is a majestic manifestation of the female protagonist of the story and depicts her expedition around the city. The story elaborates her voyage from barren lanes of solitude to lush expanses spreading love. The story is about her struggle in identifying true love and fighting against family to prove her mettle. She is professionally strong but is somewhat fragile at emotional front. Who doesn’t become one; after a heart-break? To worsen the matter, a family member is maneuvering against her! Will she succeed or succumb to her deceiving fate? Will she be able to identify and enjoy the intimacy of her true mate – her Seoul Mate? Find out as the author sets on an expedition with you with an interesting read to accompany you. A recommended read for mystery and romance readers! I can smell the ‘love’ in the ‘air’! Source: https://booksnewsindia.wordpress.com/...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey

    After relocating to Korea to follow her long term boyfriend, Katia finds herself in a foreign country where everyone treats her as an outsider. Throw in the fact that that long term boyfriend left her to marry someone else; things don’t seem to bode very well for this Anglo-Indian girl. But when a wealthy bachelor proposes a marriage of convenience, Katia sees it as the perfect solution. Except things aren’t as easy as they seem for an outsider whose thrust into a traditional Korean family. This After relocating to Korea to follow her long term boyfriend, Katia finds herself in a foreign country where everyone treats her as an outsider. Throw in the fact that that long term boyfriend left her to marry someone else; things don’t seem to bode very well for this Anglo-Indian girl. But when a wealthy bachelor proposes a marriage of convenience, Katia sees it as the perfect solution. Except things aren’t as easy as they seem for an outsider whose thrust into a traditional Korean family. This story was very different than what I normally read. I was really surprised but how much I came to care about these characters. The writing is a little bit stiff, causing the reader to distance themselves from the story a bit I think. But it does nothing to lessen the emotion this story invokes. There are more than a few scenes that pull at your heartstrings. It was great to get to read about different cultures and the way two very different one mesh together. The customs of these two characters really played a huge part in making this story enjoyable. This story draws you in and lets you experience something very unique, all in 120 pages!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Priti

    I have read so many love stories set across the different places in world but this is the first time I read a story which is based in Seoul, South Korea and that’s why we have the title “Seoul Mates”. Isn’t it brilliant? Seoul Mates is a magnificent journey of love and trust. The book tells you that if you don’t have faith in your relationship then even a small misunderstanding can vandalize the most stable relationship. I loved the book definitely and enjoyed the peek into the Korean society. The I have read so many love stories set across the different places in world but this is the first time I read a story which is based in Seoul, South Korea and that’s why we have the title “Seoul Mates”. Isn’t it brilliant? Seoul Mates is a magnificent journey of love and trust. The book tells you that if you don’t have faith in your relationship then even a small misunderstanding can vandalize the most stable relationship. I loved the book definitely and enjoyed the peek into the Korean society. The author has used her travelling experience skillfully to give us a marvelous love story. The characterization of Jihan and Katia and Jihan’s aunt is unambiguous. Jihan’s aunt is like one of those old ladies about whom we have heard lot in Ekta Kapoor’s series. I would highly recommend this book to everyone and I am sure you will definitely enjoy this book like I did.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Daakshi

    I liked it! A short & feel good romantic story. Though it has immense potential to be developed into an elaborate novel. The plot might not be the freshest but the story is fresh. Characters are quite interesting. Though the author hasn't discussed too much about the supporting cast but once you start thinking about them you'll know what I mean. If you are looking for a one-time, light read then I would recommend you pick up Seoul-Mates.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Frank White

    "While, the length of the novella, and the nature of the genre, didn’t allow for much back story The little things were all there. Katia’s helplessness abroad, the attachment with the only friend are common enough feelings and thus, make the story very relatable. Also, while the author wrote carefully, the passion didn’t weather as is often the risk with these things." https://outofanabandonedhospital.word...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chantale Canadian Book Addict

    This is a quick and easy read at just 120 pages so it didn't take me long to read it. I liked it even though this is not really something I would read again and again but it did keep me reading on and it was very well written but this is just not something I would read again because it is very very rare I read romance books or novella more than once . I do recommend this novella though.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Arti

    A very nice story with well developed characters. It took me a little while to get used to the names Jihan and Junki. The language used is simple and the flow is very good. The author has a done a lot research on Korea and well as the customs there. more on http://wp.me/p3cEWT-oZ

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ramla Zareen Ahmad

    3.5 STARS =Good =Quite Enjoyable =I liked it...!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    "Seoulmates" a romantic story makes it easy to devour the book. Pamela Q, is a terrific storyteller - knows what her readers want'

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tracey Lampley

    Seoul Mates was a riveting story. The author structured the novella in such a way to make it an easy and fast read. Because of a few editing snafus, I rate the novella a four-star read!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Samarpita Sharma

    4.5 stars http://sankshvet.blogspot.in/2014/02/...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nabanita

  19. 4 out of 5

    Pamela Fernandes

  20. 4 out of 5

    Uglyduck

  21. 5 out of 5

    Srijita Das

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nachiketa

  23. 4 out of 5

    Shree

  24. 4 out of 5

    linda habeebullah

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sara Jo

  26. 4 out of 5

    Aeesha Macciddo

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nithyasree

  28. 5 out of 5

    Seema Ahmed

  29. 5 out of 5

    Zeenat Mahal

  30. 4 out of 5

    Drush

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