Review for Her Forbidden Bridegroom: Harlequin Manga
I received this manga from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
Welcome everyone, welcome to the new Harlequin Party! Yep, I did it again. I saw around 19 new Harlequin Manga and couldn’t resist. Yes, I am kind of wondering why I did it, because it is a ton of books to review. But then I remember that I just adore reading these, and that I love the different art styles from each mangaka. So, expect TONS of Harlequin Manga over the coming few weeks. 😛
This one looked adorable (though what is up with their faces/hands), and it also sounded quite fun. Dramatic, sure, because what can go wrong when your boss’s fiance is your half-sister though she doesn’t know it herself. But I could also see the promises of lots of romance on the horizon. And you all know I can’t resist some good romance.
Wow, we start off with drama right from the bat. I am glad that the author told us how Mitch has gotten the idea though, sometimes these stories like to keep that secret for much longer, which is very aggravating. Why not just do a blood test? I mean, she is the daughter. Why immediately assume she is a con artist? And later on we see it from his POV and I just wanted to hit that dude. Also it was weird, he went on how she looked and then called her a con artist and then went back to swooning. Guy, please.
I am still so very confused. Why can’t she tell Kendra? Why is Mitch such a dungbag? And now, to make her life worse, he is kind of forcing her to be his fake girlfriend. And then have her dump him so Kendra will hate her? What the hell is going on with this story. Anyone? Anyone have clue? Hello?
Wow, and now she is all in love with him. Good grief, woman, get a hold of yourself. This is the guy who wants to kick you out (and also have sex with you, but hey).
Oh dear, more drama, more sobstories. Whoooop. Sorry, it just didn’t make sense that Doris would just magically spill the beans. One moment she is acting like a bitch, the next she is running after Lorna and telling her about her dramatic youth and how she couldn’t have Lorna to stay with her. And yes, it was sad, but I was also kind of eh about how it all was so convenient and how it was out of the blue. Oh, and Kendra dear also has a confession. Ohhhhhhh, and it is a juicy one. OMG, I didn’t think that would happen. Whoop. Oh, but it is Lorna’s fault. snorts Sure, sure.
I would have loved to see more of Marnie, Lorna’s best friend. The times we saw her she was such a fun and sweet character.
rolls eyesOh no, of course that is the reason why he was such a bully. Sure, sure. But OK, credit were credit is due, it was a sweet confession and my inner fangirl was definitely squeeing.
The ending was sweet, I have to admit I am happy with how it all ended and that everyone is now happy. Yep, your typical Harlequin ending so I don’t consider it a spoiler.
The art? Ehhhhh, on the one hand it was pretty, but on the other hand… perspectives didn’t match, characters had the CLAMP noodle syndrome, faces looked off.
All in all, I am not sure how I felt about this one. I am giving it a 1.5 stars.