Eun-ho’s love for Dan-yi becomes clearer in Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 4, offering yet another endearing and thoughtful chapter to the series.
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As we learnt in the previous episode, the two main characters love a drink, so much so that one of them has to try and remember the night before after getting a random taxi and giving the other a long, awkward, intimate hug. Cha Eun-ho (Jong-Suk Lee) tries to recollect the night back, and apparently, he went out with Kang Dan-yi (Nayoung Lee) to play drinking games. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 4 reveals how much he truly loves her.
After the shenanigans of drinking games, it’s back to work. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 4 highlights the importance of books for this company. Unused and non-profitable publications get shredded. The characters spend a long time grieving over many books getting destroyed with so little in money returned for recycling. Even slightly damaged books are destroyed, making President Kim Jae Min weep over the phone to Eun-ho.
Both Kang Dan-yi and Cha Eun-ho have developed love lives, despite the growing romance brewing between them both. Eun-ho is seeing a colleague, Ms Song, who is more into the relationship than the Chief Editor. On the way back from a date, Eun-ho sees Dong-min and with his anger bubbling beneath him, he threatens him over his treatment with Dan-yi, forcing child support payments off him. Meanwhile, Dan-yi is still developing a relationship with Ji Seo-jun, the famous book graphic designer.
The issue is, President Kim Jae Min wants to recruit Ji Seo-jun to his company, so partners with Eun-ho to interview him. At this point, Eun-ho does not know that this is the same man that is dating Dan-yi. Ji Seo-jun is not compliant in the interview, accusing the business partners of ruining a previous author’s life, taking his publication rights off him and forcing him to disappear. Of course, according to President Kim Jae Min, these are just rumors born from their success, and the author willingly gave up his rights. Eun-ho has an air of guilt around him though.
Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 4 also follows up with the blurb ordeal, with Mrs. Go confronting Dan-yi about the idea she came up with, claiming she thought of it before she did. We know this is bullshit, but it just highlights the culture of the company, and Dan-yi’s persistence to make a career for herself. As the episode ends, Dan-yi waits out in the cold for Eun-ho, singing to herself not knowing that he is behind her across the road listening to her words. He discusses the fact that she knows him well, and asks her to sing again. The issue is for Eun-ho, he is trying to tell Dan-yi his feelings without spelling it out, allowing his arrogance and sense of humor to take over.
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