I liked Gemma's reaction when she steps off the plane in Bejing and is mistaken for a socialite. Readers get a glimpse into another view of China that isn't on social media. Gemma is curious, determined, and not afraid to search out a mystery behind her own parent's past. The interactions with a cousin she never knew about, along with her trying to overcome stereotypes out there on Chinese characters in the movie world are very real. This also includes her standing up to homophobic stereotypes.
The bubbling romance between her and Eric is one that starts off on the wrong foot, but he ends up becoming her ally while she faces Chinese relatives she never knew about.
There is mention of Tienanmen Square and how the Chinese government basically had it erased. I did want to know more on what the consequences would be if an American persisted in knowing more about that day. I felt the author glossed over that and also how important Communist leaders were also erased from a Google search.
Fun YA meets CRAZY RICH ASIANS. This is part of a series on descendants of the Chinese Dynasty. Kuddos on having a Chinese American protagonist in a romantic Rom-Com world.