Cherry On Top
Genre: lgbtq, romance, and teen fiction
CRAZY RICH ASIANS meets HEARTSTOPPER
A forbidden relationship with the most popular girl in school is the last thing Chloe Lee expects when she begins bartending. Especially when she doesn't even realize she's gay herself.
Desperate for money for her mother's surgery, Singaporean student Chloe Lee illegally serves drinks at a local bar. When equally underage RJ Shin--the richest and most popular girl in school--shows up as a customer, they already have something in common.
Their fateful encounter sends both their lives out of control. Chloe's money-making plan is soon derailed by RJ's insistent involvement, a growing hostility at work, and an unfortunate entanglement with RJ's family's politics. Worst of all, Chloe is slowly discovering her sexuality as she falls for RJ. Hard. Suddenly, sacrificing everything for money is no longer an easy choice to make.
As secrets unveil and feelings surface, Chloe is forced to reevaluate her life goals and decide what she is willing to sacrifice for love--and what she must sacrifice for herself. If she holds on to more than she can take, she might end up losing everything she values.
Life is hard, but love is harder.
About the Author
When she is not writing or daydreaming about her cute sapphic couples, you can find her stressing away in her laboratory and growing bacteria from poop (yes, really). She is also an editor and writer for a science communication blog, Science in the News Boston.
Her contemporary romance, Cherry On Top, won the 2022 Pride Awards, YA category, hosted by Wattpad’s LGBTQ profile, while her fantasy romance, The Lightning Mage, won the 2022 Ambys Award, fantasy category, on Wattpad.