I received this manga from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review!
#3 in my Harlequin Manga party 2019 (part 1 I am guessing as the year just started). I was in love with this cover, and while the blurb worried me, I had read enough Harlequin to know that even that blurb could turn into something amazing. So here I go!
I had a laugh that the guy seriously thought the girl was his mistress. That is the first thing that hits your head? Not that she may be someone he just cares about? Someone who is family? Does she need to be a prostitute or a temptress?
I guess I am happy that, unlike so many of the Harlequin Manga, this one starts with the POV of the male character. They don't often get much attention in the stories, only occasionally here and there, so it is quite refreshing to see the story start with his.
And then we switch to a combined Olivia/Rocco POV. And the drama starts. He first seduces her, practically strips her of her clothes, and then confronts her. Um, something tells me this isn't the right kind of way to go about things. But hey, it is Harlequin. My suspicions on Giovanni and Olivia's relationship was correct! She was someone he cares about, the daughter of a woman he loved but both couldn't have a relationship (which made me tear up).
Wow, Rocco. Dick much? Jealous that your grandpappie had someone else he likes? Pissed that you cannot have all your shares in the company? I felt so sorry for Olivia, no one should be forced to do that. You know she ran away from it all because it was too much. You are really doing this all because you are a sad sad man who apparently can't do things on his own but needs to drag down others. :( Bleh.
*snorts* Oh hey, he has 4 friends and they have some fancysmancy name. Gee, what does this remind me off. *thinks back to the Billionaire series she read a few months ago* Ah yes, that one.
*giggles*OH that girl. Naughty, naughty, but I had quite a laugh that she dared to do that in public just to see his reactions to it.
"It's alright. You're not alone. You have me." Awww, and that is what I come for. She is having panic attacks and he is there to help her. Awwww. *swoons* He also helps her out with other things. I am melting. See, this is what I was hoping for. And yes, I am now crying. That ending was just perfect!!!! I loved that secret episode that was added.
The art was just absolutely gorgeous. I love the style, and I do need more of this artist's art in my life.
All in all, a bit of a bumpy ride, but dang it was worth it. The second half was just amazing, and yes, I cried many times. Definitely would recommend this one!
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