Korean dramas are really popular. A lot of them are romantic and feature ridiculously pretty people. Our editor, Anne Sowards, who helps us shape our Kate Daniels books, is a big fan. Before Thanksgiving, we were brainstorming about the next Kate book, and we agreed that while she went to visit family for Thanksgiving, she should watch all of the K dramas for inspiration.
I present to you If the Kate Daniels series was a Kdrama— by Anne Sowards
1. Kate’s mom is not actually dead! In reality, she abandoned Kate to start a new family with an extremely wealthy / powerful man. Now Kate has a half-sister she didn’t know about.
2. Curran owns a shopping mall. He is incredibly arrogant and stuck up—until he meets Kate. (Wait, minus the shopping mall part this kind of happened!) Then Curran’s mom, who doesn’t like Kate’s background, offers her lots of $$$$$ / power to break up with him.
3. Kate works at a struggling porridge restaurant. Her pluckiness and strong work ethic impresses the curmudgeonly guy who goes there every morning for porridge. What no one knows is he’s actually the President of a conglomerate, and his grandson (Curran) is a jerk. He offers to help bankroll Cutting Edge if she’ll live with his grandson and teach him not to be a jerk.
4. Curran wants to be a singer and Kate is the talent scout who can make it happen—only it would be extremely inappropriate for them to have feelings for each other.
5. Kate disguises herself as a man and works as a guard to Curran. He develops feelings for “him”, and starts questioning his sexuality. Kate leaves him hanging and does not tell him she’s actually a woman because if he knows she’s female, he might realize her true identity as the missing daughter of a traitor.
Now we just have to figure out who would play K drama Kate and Curran and we will be all set.
Anne nominated Ha Ji Won for Kate and Lee Min Ho or Ji Chang Wook for Curran.