Following the trend, with the intention of finishing this series, I read this book. Again, I love the main characters, I loved seeing old favourites -Following the trend, with the intention of finishing this series, I read this book. Again, I love the main characters, I loved seeing old favourites - Marco's my favourite since he's got such a sarcastic tongue in his mouth.
The Substitute Bride focusses on Laila and Nikos, secondary characters in the Orsini Bride. Not as complicated as the previous book. Cute and fluffy enough, and a lot more pure than the previous too.
Again, another guilty pleasure read. Wattpad edition, so many bloody typos again. But the dialogues are pretty funny all the same.
The Orsini Bride is the second book by SweetBlunch of the Jealous Husbands Club. I found it on Wattpad (so the version I read was full of typos that mThe Orsini Bride is the second book by SweetBlunch of the Jealous Husbands Club. I found it on Wattpad (so the version I read was full of typos that made me want to stab the screen to pieces in annoyance as I edited the whole flipping thing in my head. I think the published version is edited so that's a plus!) It's about Marco who's been given an ultimatum by his grandfather to find a bride by his birthday. He's an old man after all, and wants great-grandkids. Francesca is an old friend who's been mourning for her dead husband for seven years. She doesn't have a good friendship with Marco at all, and only really knows him through the main characters of the first book. Marco hires Francesca to find him a bride. And well, there it goes!
I actually really liked Marco and Francesca. Their characters were great! On a shallow, but decent level. I loved their interactions too, on like a romance level. They were funny and cute at the same time. They really do suit each other!
But the cons to this....there are so many cons. And it's probably why I would only ever read this when I'm in the mood for a light-no-deep-plot-complex-heart-shattering-stories, since there's no read character development. Just romance development. I really really wanted to know more about Marco's character, and Francesca's, but since I was reading this as a guilty pleasure read, then I let it all slip! Simply because I wanted the light stuff. And what's lighter than a story like this? But really, there are so many things questionable about the plot but well, considering why I read this one, I let it all slide.
I will say though, that I did like the multiple perspectives! That was fun! Specially the perspectives from Nonna and Nonno.
3.5! Enjoyable on a guilty pleasure read kind of level. Stumbled on this on Wattpad by coincidence. I liked seeing how far Tatiana would go but honest3.5! Enjoyable on a guilty pleasure read kind of level. Stumbled on this on Wattpad by coincidence. I liked seeing how far Tatiana would go but honestly, as much fun as it was to read, I really did feel like I was wasting time reading it. Hence, guilty pleasure read! And something I'd probably read every once in a while or maybe never unless I'm in the mood for smexy hot billionaires who are possessive demons in love and the women they fall in love with, generally over some kind of other reluctant scheme or another and eventually have a baby with!
The romance was expected, had my eyes rolling a lot there, but I liked seeing the revenge parts the most! The ending though kind of fell flat for me oddly. As expected, harlequin!...more
Quick Review - I started this manga back in 2011 and now it's finally finished! It's strange to see it go, but I think overall, it's a very cute shojoQuick Review - I started this manga back in 2011 and now it's finally finished! It's strange to see it go, but I think overall, it's a very cute shojo manga. Definitely slice of life, not angsty or drama filled. I love that it's very mild, yet has enough every day drama to keep one interested. Some shojo mangas are so full of angst that I have to finish it immediately. (And usually in those cases, it's agony waiting for the next volume.) Taiyou no Ie is about Mao, who throughout the course of the manga series, learns about family and how to forgive her father, as well as reconnect with him. The art is pretty pleasant, though Mao still looks really young by the end of the series, even though she's two years older. There is also romance. With a slightly older guy (he's about 6-ish years older) who's an old family friend. Like usual in mild slice of life mangas like this one, the romance is very innocent and pure, and the characters with the large-ish age gaps don't get together properly until the end....more