Tokyo Dreaming: A Novel (Tokyo Ever After, 2)

Return to Tokyo for a royal wedding in Emiko Jean's New York Times bestseller Tokyo Dreaming, the sequel to beloved rom-com Tokyo Ever After!

When Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka learned her father was the Crown Prince of Japan, she became a princess overnight. Now, she's overcome conniving cousins, salacious press, and an imperial scandal to finally find a place she belongs. She has a perfect bodyguard turned boyfriend. Her stinky dog, Tamagotchi, is living with her in Tokyo. Her parents have even rekindled their college romance and are engaged. A royal wedding is on the horizon! Izumi's life is a Tokyo dream come true. Only. . .

Her parents' engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citing concerns about Izumi and her mother's lack of pedigree. And on top of it all, her bodyguard turned boyfriend makes a shocking decision about their relationship. At the threat of everything falling apart, Izumi vows to do whatever it takes to help win over the council. Which means upping her newly acquired princess game.

But at what cost? Izumi will do anything to help her parents achieve their happily ever after, but what if playing the perfect princess means sacrificing her own? Will she find a way to forge her own path and follow her heart?
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336 pages

Average rating: 7




Community Reviews

Feb 03, 2023
8/10 stars
Tokyo Ever After was one of my favorite 2021 YA Contemporary Romances I read last year so when I got the chance to read and review Tokyo Dreaming I jumped on the chance! I love the characters, family dynamics, romance, and royalty in these books.

Izumi's life forever changed when she found out she was a princess. Not only did she have to adjust to the restrictions of her new life but she also fought for the unconventional love she had for her bodyguard. Now life is changing again as she tries to figure out what she wants to do with the next part of her life. With her parents wedding approaching she's made unlikely allies with her cousins, met a new boy who just gets her, and is working on strengthening her reputation among the royal family.

The path to finding yourself is never as straight-forward as you think. Tokyo Dreaming takes us deeper into Izumi's struggles to finding her place. She can feel the changes between her family, friends back home, and her relationship with her boyfriend. She just doesn't know if the weight of all that's changing will cause her to forget who she was before she became a princess.

I love Izumi's story and am so glad I had the opportunity to review these books. I can't wait to read more of Emiko Jean's books!
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