Review for The Redemption of Darius Sterne: Harlequin Manga

Review for The Redemption of Darius Sterne: Harlequin Manga

I received this manga from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Crossing my fingers that this one turns out better than the last Harlequin Manga I read. Full of bad situations and big no nos. And this one sounds pretty sweet. A girl who used to do ballet, but due to an accident can’t any more gets asked out by a sweet billionaire for a date. Mm. I can’t wait.

Sorry to come off as rude or mean, but I had expected a bigger accident then her toppling over on stage? Or did she fall off the stage? It isn’t clear to me. The blurb made it seem it was a BIG accident (which also left her full of scars), but I just see her make a tiny tumble. I am guessing there is more to it then. On page 24 now, and we get a closer look to the fall, it seems she did fall off stage which caused her to break several bones. I still have questions, but I am not sure if we will get more answers. But yes we do, and holy crap I was just so pissed! I won’t spoil anything, but hot dang, I had my suspicions, but holy.

Haha, the twins (Darius and his brother) pop in the restaurant and all the women swoon. Which causes the husband of one of them to say this: “Hello? Your husband is right here.” And her back: “Oh. You know how much I love you, right?” and then explaining that no one can just resist herself stopping to look at Xander. snorts

Ohhh, our MC is smitten by Darius, the darkness of the twins. “What would it feel like to put a smile on that face and warmth in those beautiful topaz eyes.”

Darius, that is just not the way to flirt with girls. Getting angry at her, making remarks. Dude, seriously? I get that he is probably trying to get more out of her as she is quite closed off, but still, there are better ways.
Oh my, I hadn’t expected him to have seen her tumble.

I am glad that she was able to say no to him, for now at least, his attitude was quite rude at times, and I can imagine Miranda has her doubts about him given all those rumours. Then again, it is also just dinner. Then again (yes, I keep repeating myself) she knows she is attracted to him and is unsure if she can hold herself back.

Haha, that one panel of him lying in bed with a pillow over his head as he tried to get Miranda out of his head was hilarious. Though I am not too happy that all he wants is have sex with her. Dude, I am not sure if you know how this works, but I can guarantee you that she will stay in your head even after sex (and yes, I was right). Even though you are quite eh, I do see a connection forming between the two of you.
Really? Am I the only one who isn’t into these forced kisses that Harlequin (Manga) are so fond of? I just don’t get the appeal. To me it just seems rude.

But oh well, he got his date. And while Miranda is all tough and saying she won’t do another date, we the readers know that these two are going to have a happy ending. Somehow.

Oh, but I am slowly starting to root for these characters, about time, we are now on page 75. I loved that one sexy scene with him unwrapping her top (convenient), and I love how sweet he is towards her. He can be a sweetie I guess. I am glad that Miranda can see the humour in what those two people said to her, and even imagined her sister being there to rage quit on those who talk mean about her sister. 😛

Awww, I was just crying when they finally had sex, how she was hesitant to show him her legs due to the scarring (she needed several surgeries for her legs), but he was just the absolute sweetest about it. “No. They’re part of who you are. They show you are a warrior. They prove you overcame hardship. You are beautiful, Miranda. Every bit of you is beautiful.” Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!

I am also happy that we get some more backstory on Darius’ past and what happened there. Why his family is so complicated and why they are arguing so much.

And that ending had me crying some more. That was just pure beauty. A wonderful ending to a pretty wonderful manga. I am happy I had the chance to read this one. Wow. Definitely would recommend this one. Also I just adore the art, how pretty the characters were and how well the artist captured the love between these characters.

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