'Romance is a Bonus Book': Eun-ho may finally profess his love for Dan-yi thanks to rival Seo-joon
In episode 6 of 'Romance is a Bonus Book,' Seo-joon confessed to Eun-ho that he has feelings for Dan-yi, much to the young editor-in-chief's annoyance
If you are obsessed with Netflix’s latest K-drama ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’ and your heart skips a beat every time you say Eun-ho, you need to take a step back. You need to let Eun-ho's (Lee Jong-suk) beloved Dan-yi (Lee Na-young) have her happy life with a man who did not deserve her. His entire life, Eun-ho has hidden his real feelings for her hoping that one day she would make the first move to be with him.
Until very recently, it was Dan-yi’s no-good husband — a man who cheated on her, abandoned her with their daughter and pretended to flee the country — that had stopped Eun-ho from revealing his true feelings to her. Eun-ho assumed that, despite his own feelings for the man, Dan-yi must love him deeply to be marrying him and that he should support her in her decision.
However, in the last couple of weeks, Eun-ho has learned how big a mistake that was. Not only did the man hurt Dan-yi and leave her to fend for herself, it turns out she wasn’t even really in love with him. At least, not in the way Eun-ho has been in love with Dan-yi.
In his own words, “When Dan-yi smiles, I am happy. When Dan-yi cries, my heart breaks and it drives me crazy. When she struggles, I struggle too. I miss her when she’s not with me. If that’s love, I guess I love her then.”
However, such intense emotions also have a downside, which Eun-ho again elaborated in episode 5. He spoke about how their relationship is too special for him to wreck over a failed attempt at dating. “She’s not someone I can easily date and break up with. Dan-yi is so important to me,” he said.
This fear, along with the need to step aside for a man he assumed Dan-yi loves, has stopped Eun-ho for so long, but the next couple of episodes of ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’ will tell if he is planning on repeating his mistakes again. There is now a charming, talented man in the picture who is not only desired by Dan-yi but is also wanted by Eun-ho's entire company. It was revealed in the episode 6 that Seo-joon (Wi Ha-Joon) is the same man that Gyeoroo Publishing is trying to hire.
Dan-yi, who has been vocal about her lack of sexual activity, seems to have taken a liking to Seo-joon with whom she is dining and sharing jokes and stories. Seo-joon, meanwhile, confessed to Eun-ho that he has feelings for Dan-yi, much to the young editor-in-chief's annoyance. What remains to be seen is if Eun-ho will let yet another man woo Dan-yi or if he will step up and confess his emotions to his life-long friend.
Episode 3, in a way, seemed to be the beginning of Eun-ho’s journey to reveal his feelings to Dan-yi after telling her that she is the foremost important person in his life.
Hopefully, we will get to see him take the next step come episode 7, which will premiere Saturday, February 16 on Netflix and tvN.