Review for Pretend Mistress, Bona Fide Boss: Harlequin Manga

Review for Pretend Mistress, Bona Fide Boss: Harlequin Manga

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

Harlequin party yay! Reading these in order of age, and this one was the oldest on my Netgalley list, so here we are! Though I do love the cover (even if the faces are a bit weird and stretched).

As for the blurb, oh my to that. A cute secretary who turns into a beauty (though I am sure that she is always a beauty, but one knows how guys at times are, right?) and her boss who falls totally in love with her and wants to see that secret side again. I am in for this!

Wow, dang, classy dude. Just dismissing your secretary like that. Who are you to care what she does at night? Personal life? Hello? You are just jealous that she is not at your arm at this party. Boohoo.

Of course it is back to daytime and he doesn’t stop with his interrogation. shakes her head Who the f cares that her eyes change colour. Ever heard of contacts? Ever heard of a girl wanting to look good? Ever heard of work clothes? He even undoes her hair and makes more comments (even one that she can’t work with him if she keeps on her “charade”). Can I kick this dude in his nuts? Please? Eww, dude, you are just creepy.

I feel so sorry for the girl. And I feel very uncomfortable reading this one. I hope it gets better, but dang, I am taking at least a star off for this terribleness and sexual harassment. He is even sniffing her and holding her close. Yes, she is not complaining, but hello, that is still not OK. She was clearly panicking a few moments ago. This is just NOPE.

Eww, dude, no making comments on her make-up.

I am glad his friends are calling him out on it, but that is just not enough.

We do find out why she is with that other guy, and dang are all the guys in her life dicks?

sighs A sex scene, but do I feel anything? Yes, rage. That this shit can be written and that people actually like it. Sorry, this is still sexual harassment and that guy should back off. BOth of them. Um he is paying her? I know that was the plan, but this seems so wrong in so many ways. Why am I still reading this?

sighsAnd grandpa is also terrible. Wow, good job. I know that he has an addiction, but why isn’t he seeking help? Why is she just finding money and not sending him to a clinic or a doctor?

Sorry more sex scenes and just felt very uncomfortable as it was clear that she didn’t want it. Not totally at least. Yuck, I feel icky now. And sure, she loves him. Stockholm? Much?

Am I supposed to be happy that they talked and that he finally knows the truth? Sorry, no.

rolls her eyes Well, I feel very icky after reading this one. NOPE NOPE NOPE. Sorry. But NOPE.

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