Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 7 is easy-going but offers nothing new, with the side stories having a greater impact.
This recap of Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 7 contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
Jealousy is getting the better of Eun-ho (Jong-Suk Lee) in Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 7. He at least in the first six chapters kept it cool, keeping Dan-i (Nayoung Lee) at arm’s length, even if it did look evident that he has deep feelings for her. At the beginning of Episode 7, he realizes Dan-i is about to finish work and join Ji Seo-hun for another date. He abuses his power, his hierarchy status in the company, and gives her an apparent important late assignment.
The problem with Eun-ho is that even when he does attempt to play it cool, he looks try-hard. The result is that he goes home and deliberates in his inner mind whether he should text her for no reason whatsoever, or leave it, and let her enjoy her date. The character cannot help himself; he texts her about unimportant issues like the rice cooker not working, and if she knows where the tissues are.
Fortunately for Eun-ho, Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 7 brings first cracks in Dan-i and Ji Seo-hun’s early relationship. He takes her to an independent book store to ease in romantic gestures, but at the restaurant, she reveals that she is a divorcee, has a 12-year-old child, and she is 37 (8 years older than him). Body language does not lie, and Dan-i goes home spilling all this to Eun-ho, who is quite calm about it, but you know deep down he is happy inside. Again, though, he cannot keep it fresh, trying to tell her indirectly that he likes her.
For the rest of the episode, Dan-i and Ji Seo-hun debate with themselves about whether to text each other after the disastrous date. But the failure of her love life does not harm her determination to do well at the publishing company, bringing a new social media idea to the table which the team embraces.
Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 7 brings a morbid side plot involving one of their poetry writers, Mr. Choi. Eun-ho and Ji-hong try to go to his house to deliver him gifts for his hard work and to build the client relationship, but find him dead. There’s a lot that goes on in this company that act as undercurrent plot points, but sometimes they have an impact, and this was one of them.
To recap the end of the episode, Hae-rin and Ji Seo-hun run into each other at a flower store, buying the same flowers for the same person. In a moment of confusion, they both realize that they are going to the same dinner where they are meeting a writer. Eun-ho is there, and the blood drains from his face when he sees Ji Seo-hun enter. The writer wants the publishing company to do the publication and Ji Seo-hun to design the book. Inevitably this will cause further conflict.
As they leave the dinner, Ji Seo-hun suggests carpooling with Eun-ho so he can see Dan-i, which causes a playground-type argument between the men. Ji Seo-hun wants Eun-ho to go inside his house and deliver a present for Dan-i and tell her that he’s outside. Initially, Eun-ho hides the gift, but his inner self is persuading him to play the long game. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 7 is easy-going but confirmed this story is going to be a slow burner.
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