December 14, 2023 | Posted in:New Release, Review

Title: Lost In Seoul
Series: A My Summer In Seoul Novel
Authors: Rachel Van Dyken & Colet Abedi

New Adult Romance, K-pop Romance, Rockstar Romance
Angsty, Age-Gap, Best Friend’s Sister, Reality Show


Lost in Seoul is a standalone new adult romance set in the competitive world of K-pop from bestselling authors Rachel Van Dyken and Colet Abedi.

A meet cute is supposed to be cute.
Ours was sexy. Chaotic. Not normal.

Less than 10 minutes after we met, I realized we could never be. She was forbidden to me.

She held my hand behind his back.
I gripped hers, knowing it was wrong.

I was on the cusp of superstardom—and still I held her fingertips because it felt right.
Knowing that when it all went wrong, we would be done—the media would destroy us.
After all, not only was she was four years older than me, she was the leader of SWT’s sister—my best friend—and someone who could wreck everything we’d worked for.

But I still held on.

I’m lost. So lost.
I’m the youngest in the group, the one everyone sees as the most innocent.
But they don’t know the stolen moments with her.
The kisses.
The touching.
They don’t know any of that.

So I keep acting as if I’m pure as the driven snow when really all it took was one chance meeting.
To make.

Hi, I’m Sookie, Maknae of SWT, the most famous K-pop group in the world.
And I’m pretty sure I’m not just lost… nah, I’m about to fall.




Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Lost in Seoul is the second full-length novel (there is a novella) in the My Summer in Seoul series. Each book can be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series in order since interconnected. If you read My Summer in Seoul then you will remember Sookie, the youngest in the group. I love him so I was so happy he was getting his own book. 
Sookie was eighteen when he fell in love with a complete stranger from just one look. She was there when he needed someone to tell him everything was going to be okay. He was there for her when she just needed a hug. It was a moment they would never forget. A moment interrupted. And a few moments later… they were forbidden. Off-limits. She was his best friend and group leader’s older sister. 
Two years and many times of sneaking out to hang out later, they are friends who can confide in each other. The pressures of fame. The pressures from the managers. Sookie is overwhelmed. Tired of being the sweet and innocent one. He isn’t even allowed to date. Even if he could, there was only one woman he wanted. Ari. 
Ari knows she should move on. She just can’t stop thinking about the way Sookie makes her feel. How he makes he want more. She was not only his best friend’s sister, she was also part of his team as a lawyer. She was also four years older. She feels that she needs to protect him. From himself. They can never be but when management throws them a plot twist, it’s torture. 
I can’t really get into more but I will say it was one hell of a roller coaster ride. I feel for them. Hard. I am not a K-Pop fan but I am a fan of this series. It’s more emotional than I thought it would be and I am here for it. It’s also so funny, I just love this group. I am excited about the next one! 



The My Summer In Seoul books are standalone new adult romances set in the competitive world of K-pop. Each book in this series follows a different couple.




Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 100 books ranging from new adult romance to mafia romance to paranormal & fantasy romance. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit

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Colet Abedi is an Iranian American best-selling author, television and film producer. After publishing her first article in a national magazine when she was fifteen, Colet knew she wanted to tell stories. She’s now an American novelist and television and film producer based in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing she’s either off on an adventure in a far off land or planning her next getaway.

Colet writes in many genres including contemporary romance, young adult fiction, new adult romace, science fiction and women’s fiction.

Abedi was head writer and showrunner for the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV serials, American Heiress and Fashion House where she wrote and oversaw over 100 episodes of the telenovelas. She was the creator and executive producer of Unsealed: Alien Files and Unsealed: Conspiracy Files, which originally ran in syndication for four seasons with over 100 episodes and ran on Netflix, Discovery and the Fox stations as well as internationally.

Abedi co-produced the feature documentary, The Medicine, which follows one of the youngest spiritual leaders in Colombia and documents the history of Ayahuasca.

Currently, Colet has two television projects with the West Point Military Academy with Aperture Films and projects at Hulu and Reach TV with her production company, 04 Entertainment. They are set to produce Dying to Be Me, a New York Times Bestseller as well as a documentary on chef Marco Pierre White’s, Devil in the Kitchen.

She sits on the board of directors for HealGrief, a national network for grieving young adults and bereaved individuals. She is also a member of the Brain Trust Committee for the John Wayne Cancer Institute.

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