Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Christmas Clash

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss books we’re excited about.

Genre: YA, Romance | Release Date: October 4th, 2022 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Who’s naughty and nice at Riverwood Mall? In this hilarious 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 Land, 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…


My holiday edition of Can’t Wait Wednesday is a bit of a cheat. This book has already released, but it’s a perfect addition to any holiday reading list. A little family feuding and some holiday cheer to bring people together (or maybe some evil developers). I love the little hint that this feud goes deeper than we assume, and wonder at how Chloe and Peter will be able to work together to save the mall.


Rapunzel is always ready to step away from what she knows and see a whole new side of a situation (and person)!


What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well? 

One thought on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Christmas Clash

  1. I have read four books by Park. One (Sunny Song) was great, the others, just ok. She seems to have great ideas, but something happens in the execution that makes them fall a bit flat for me. From the description, this sounds adorable, and I hope it’s a win for you


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