It’s all heating up in Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 5, in a well-written and enjoyable chapter.
This recap of Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 5 contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
It’s all getting a little steamy in this story. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 5 offers a slowly growing love triangle, soon to be a love square. Considering the simplicity of the storyline, the series manages to fill an hour with applaudable dialogue that makes it easy to watch, similarly to the likes of Gilmore Girls.
In Chapter 5, Dan-i (Nayoung Lee) is eager to continue to make her mark in marketing at the company. She tells Eun-ho (Jong-Suk Lee) adamantly that she will not allow Ms Go to undermine her efforts and ideas. Ms Go will become important and will very likely offer an emotional subplot; in an early scene she is seen in her social circle looking bored while her group of friends discuss family and children, almost patronisingly sympathetic of her – she walks off explaining she’s a director of a company and has received a doctorate. It was an equivalent to a “**** you”.
Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 5 gives Dan-i her moment after President Kim Jae Min allows her to attend the latest marketing meeting, much to the annoyance of Ms. Go. In the conference, everyone is racking their brains for new ideas to sell a new book that will soon be published by an original, up-and-coming rookie author. Dan-i comes up with the idea to give the book no author, no title and no blurb, and to wrap it in gift wrap – the idea is that you buy the book for yourself as a gift. Everyone apart from Ms. Go is impressed by the concept and the company decided to run with it. Mrs Go gets her revenge by giving Dan-i a list of tasks like dry cleaning.
Later on, the rookie writer decides to terminate his contract, leading the entire company to panic. Eun-ho, Dan-i and Hae-rin decide to venture out to persuade him to publish still. They stay outside his house all night. The next day, he changes his mind and tells Eun-ho it was down to Dan-i’s passion and words for his book.
The most noteworthy moment of Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 5 is the developing love square that will come to a crossfire. Hae-rin is still eager to develop a relationship with Eun-ho, but when they were about to go on a date, he cancels, opting to eat udon with Dan-i instead. At the end of the episode, after everyone is celebrating the published book, Hae-rin shows up drunk at Eun-ho’s house forcing Dan-i to stay outside. She ends up bumping into the book graphic designer Ji Seo-jun, who Eun-ho failed to recruit.
A couple of burning questions which we will be wondering about for the next episode. What will Hae-rin do when she figures out Eun-ho lives with Dan-i? How will Eun-ho react once he finds out about the bubbling romance between Dan-i and the graphic designer Ji Seo-jun?
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