“I don’t like women with big breasts and too much pride.” That’s the first thing Nao hears from the popular interior designer she admires, Kyoya Hino. She can’t believe it, and really doesn’t like him. She decides she’ll never fall for an arrogant, overbearing, stuck-up man like that… But despite his cold demeanor, there’s a kind side to him she sometimes sees in his face and words. Nao finds herself feeling increasingly affectionate towards him. Yet Kyoya’s heart belongs to someone else…
I admit, the reason I bought this was 100% the title.
So what did this totally impulsive purchase give me? A decent enough story. Actually, I feel the love scenes distracted from it. I would prefer more scenes between the couple than love scenes. They were standard and well, boring. It would have worked better as a solidly cute story, imo.
It stars your basic belligerent couple who argue their way into a relationship. So… yeap. There’s nothing really noteworthy to comment on. Their first exchange was pretty hilarious:
but the rest of the manga never reaches that height of hilarity. The entire novel is devoted to the main couple, which is nice. We get to see them beyond their relationship starting. The initial story was cute enough, the middle one not so much, and the last one was okay at best.
The third party in the synopsis doesn’t really account for much in the end. And tbh, I’m a little tired of reading the trope responsible for that too. “The love interest is actually in love with the wife of his brother”. Seriously? How many times does this actually happen in real life because it feels like it’s in practically every shoujo manga ever.
For the last story, I don’t like when there is an established couple and the primary conflict is “Here is this other person who comes and makes things hell by trying to steal away person”. I’ve read it so many times it feels like it’s a lazy addition on the part of the author. There are a lot of other ways to create conflict in a relationship that don’t rely on third parties.
The art ranges from super good to really bad. Like, really awkward looking faces and expressions at certain angles.
I guess overall, it’s not a bad book. It’s just not very original either. I went away feeling like I didn’t waste my money, but I can’t say I would recommend it.
My heart scale is defined as follows – 5 hearts = a story everyone will fall in love with, regardless of preferences; 4 hearts = a well-done story that people who love the concept will adore, and people who don’t may end up liking it; 3 hearts = if you like this type of story or this type of hero, then you will enjoy this, but those who do not like either of those things will probably not; 2 hearts = it had potential, it squandered it; 1 heart = just a waste of time from the get-go; 0 hearts = why was this made?
Hmm… Do you guys agree?
This was a rather sweet scene.