Author: Allison Leigh, Illustrated by Mayu Takayama
Publisher: Harlequin Comics
Illustrator Social Media and Website: None Found
Overall Rating: 3.75 out of 5 Stars
When Nate’s friend and colleague dies in an accident after replacing Nate on a business trip, Nate is determined to make amends with his family and gain some sort of atonement. He offers to help out his friend’s sister, Jordan, who is busy raising a pair of twins and running a cafe. As their interaction grows through business and friendship, and Nate starts to struggle with his growing feelings, will he decide to follow his mind or his heart?
The story of the growing and changing relationship between Nate and Jordan has a true breath of life in it, one that quite a few readers will relate to. Although it is fairly standard fair for Harlequin romances, it touches on a number of different subjects that are often shied away from, such as depression, women in business and family dynamics. Allison Leigh and Maya Takayama have put together a sure-fire read for an enjoyable afternoon with this one. It’s relatively light and breezy, and somewhat predictable, but in a good way.
The illustrations in this manga match the tone of the book fairly well, and are refreshingly simplistic, but not without quality. They add to the enjoyment of the story by not distracting from it, and the characters are consistent throughout the book, even as they grow and age.
While this manga is an enjoyable read, there really aren’t any real surprises here. It reminds me of a modern fairy tale where everything gets resolved neatly at the end. It’s a romance in the classic sense of the word, and readers are most likely to breathe a sigh of contentment when they are done reading it.
0 Stars – Perfect for kindling or wasting space on your hard drive
1 Stars- Perfect Gift for that person you can’t stand
2 Stars- Put it on your “to borrow” list
3 Stars — Buy it if you get the chance; worth a weekend read
4 Stars — Definitely add it to your library
5 Stars — Impulse Buy Approved
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