Category Archives: romance

Miss Winthrope’s Elopment by by Christine Merrill, Riho Sachimi

It’s interesting how different a manga adaptation can be from a book.  In Christine Merrill’s original version, we have a much kinkier, more amusing, and much darker Regency Romance.  Mangaka Sachimi, however, makes everything lighter and fluffier, a carefree and … Continue reading

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Star Collector by Sophie Schönhammer, Anna Backhausen

While the illustration work is decent in Star Collector, the storytelling feels not much better than a hastily written fan fiction. The pacing is very off, the story rushed, characterization unnatural and inconsistent, and it is a very hard story … Continue reading

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Skip Beat 42 by Yoshiki Nakamura

With Volume 42, Kyoko is dealing with the consequences of recognizing she has fallen for Ren – and letting it affect her audition for her new role as a ninja assassin. There are plenty of fun scenes, of course, even … Continue reading

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Candy Color Paradox by Isaku Natsume

Candy Color Paradox is one of the rare ones of its genre in that it does provide a story beyond the romance of the characters. The plot isn’t deep – it’s about investigative journalists, the cases they take on, and … Continue reading

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Fearless by Sarah Tarkoff

Fearless felt very much like a ‘meh’ experience to me. The logic holes are glaring, our main character is quite bland, and the romance (almost a harem, to be honest) is driving the plot. It feels like there is an … Continue reading

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Ao Haru Ride 2 by Io Sakisaka

In this second book of Sakisaka’s slice-of-life feel good series our two protagonists get to know each other a bit better while we also get introduced to the main side characters. While there is nothing new here, Ao Haru Ride … Continue reading

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Willful Depravity by Ingrid Hahn

Unfortunately, this was a terrible read for me. Although set in historical England, in no way did the characters act, speak, or do anything from the period. Instead, we have all the mannerisms and dialogue of modern characters (and likely … Continue reading

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