DEVILISH LORD, MYSTERIOUS MISS: Harlequin Manga

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 15 Mar 2019

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I am so excited to see a lot more of these Harlequin romance manga comics being released. I love them. They give me a quick, enjoyable, romantic read when I am short on time. And on top of that, it's a taster for the full story and sometimes I go back and get the book to read all the details which sometimes the manga misses. Nonetheless, thoroughly enjoyable. Apologies for the repeat review, but I tend to feel the same about almost all the books.
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It is about a young sexy Lord who was left by his fiancee. After seven years living in despair, he suddenly has his path crossed with a seamstress who is haunted by some confusion in her mind. He then accuses her for leaving their engagement while she does not have a clue of what he's been talking about. 

A lovely manga with unexpected scenes, thrillers, and the social standing. One thing that the readers should know: their attraction, passion and pure intention are what will lead them into their happy ending.
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This is also about a grieving young lord who has been pining over the loss of his love. And keeps seeing her ghost. And a young seamstress who has amnesia who the young lord mistakes as his lost love.

I loved how he treated her. With such respect and adoration and in turn she loved him fierce. Truly a great romance.
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A gorgeous and sweetly romantic tale.

About the art: soft and elongated characters, elegant English buildings, aristocratic carriages and clothes, and the gowns are beautifully embroidered. The art is a pleasure to look at.

As to the story, it's an amnesia and revenge trope. It starts with a lord in despair after seven years of having lost the love of his life. He's haunted by her ghost. Suddenly, he crosses paths with a seamstress who is also haunted by unknown dangers in her befuddled mind. He's convinced of her identity while she denies being a lady. 

There's a clash of social standing, evil betrayals, secrets that threaten their sanity. However, the passion they share is sweet, tender and pure.

He's the hero to her dainty damsel in distress, though in the end there's a surge of inner strength in her, and drama that spills blood on the otherwise feather-light romance. I loved this story set in what looks like 19th century England, very gothic and atmospheric and passionate.
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Mary is a seamstress who lost her memory more than 7 years ago. Christopher still misses his wife, who went missing 8 years ago. Then, he comes across Mary who reminds him of Cora, his wife, from the way she looks and her voice. 

The cover was fab! The story was quite great too and at times I thought maybe Mary is Cora or maybe she isn't...!
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This romance is longer than usual manga and there's a reason for it. The story is complex and adventurous and the more you delve into it the more it will keep you hooked. An aristocrat is pushed to the margins of society in the wrong assumption that he killed his fiancée. Seven years later he seems to recognize her in a poor seamstress who has lost her memory. Could it be her? Their bodies acknowledge the past chemistry between them, but the forces that tore them apart are still determined to keep them apart….
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I loved how the story was developed into a Manga. Awesome graphics. I enjoyed reading the book this way.
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That cover! *swoons* Finally a cover that makes me swoon again, I have been missing those in the past Harlequin Manga I read. I am normally not into historical romance/fiction, but I just couldn't resist getting this one when I read the blurb further. It seemed quite adorable, though... it is also yet another amnesia plot, but who knows, maybe this one will surprise me.

Legendary gambler? Lol. People and their gossip. But I can imagine they gossip, he stands out wearing his fancy outfit. If it was me, and that time, I would also wonder why such a fancy man is out there. 

Um, I am a bit confused about things. He says he sees her ghost, but I am guessing that is the real Cora? Or maybe someone else? It is terribly confusing for now. She just doesn't know her husband any more, and is probably startled to see that guy sitting there day in day out. I would also be worried and creeped out. :P Or maybe she is just remembering something from when she lost her memories. Who will say? I will just go for both options. 

Ah, he really saw her ghost. Mmm.... On the one hand it was cute... but given that she wasn't dead... 

Um. No. Just no. You don't just grab a woman and kiss her. Really? Why is this so hard to understand guys. I know you think that is Cora, but there is still a chance it is not, also HELLO AMNESIA?????? 

"But I'm just a stranger to her.. How can I make Cora trust me?" Well... for starters maybe don't just RANDOMLY KISS HER? 

Also, yes, she is slow, but look at the results of her work. People adore her embroidery, and I can't hear them say the same about yours. :P 

Wow.... This story is just so conveniently written. She gets kicked out, and look who is there? Yep, our man. I get that he heard things from Grit, and it was nice of him to be there for her, but it was just all too convenient and precise. Also, instead of him just calling her Mary, he keeps calling her Cora. I know that is the name she may have, if this is truly Cora, but hello AMNESIA?

Plus the story makes me slightly uncomfortable. How she swings from I feel uncomfortable to comfortable, and then there is him who apparently doesn't get that maybe this is Cora but hello? Amnesia? Do I need to keep telling you that? :| Give the girl some room. Stop hugging her and forcing her to like you. 

We learn more about Mary, and with each part I am more and more convinced she isn't Cora. She has memories about things that I can't imagine are Cora's. Maybe Cora disappeared (as a ghost) when Mary came around? Something like that? I know you guys are looking at me funnily now, but believe me, I have seen that plot happening a few times. 
But then again, tons of things can happen, and we still have *sighs a bit* 70 pages left. 

Dude, you are having sex with a girl who is potentially not your missing wife. It is really rude to call your fiance's name then. Poor girl. She lost her virginity (which is further proof she is Mary and not Cora, unless of course they never had sex, but given everything I would think that Cora and our lord would have had sex). 

The story gets more and more stranger. Really, the author is making it seem she is not Cora, but a few pages later there is evidence that she is, and then later again not, and so on. Really. Make up your damn mind. :| So, I am guessing she is truly Cora then? Really, sorry, maybe it is me, maybe I am dumb, but this story is so weird and I am not enjoying it. 

Also Robbie.. please. :| 

We find out what happened to Cora and how she felt in that big home back when she first got engaged. Dang, that mom is a total *insert some very rude words*. We also finally learn of how she got amnesia. Poor girl. :( 

Dang, Frances, girl. The hell is wrong with your attitude? I get that she is jealous, but this just goes WAY WAY beyond that. :| 

Gee, how convenient with what happened to Frances. Dear Lord. *rolls her eyes so hard she has to pick them up from the floor* 

The ending was, with the exception of that thing that happened to Frances, very nice though. It made me smile.

And I have to say, despite that Christopher should learn to treat woman a bit better, that the romance was nice. And yes, I was frustrated with the whole Cora/Mary is she or isn't she who she is thing. It is nice for a few pages, but at least 120 pages of it?? URGHHHHHHHHGGG. Boring. Annoying. Nope. 

The art was pretty nice. At times a bit weird (when the characters were looking face first at people), but generally it was quite romantic.
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I'm a sucker for Harelequin Manga and this one I realley enjoyed. The story and plot was good. I enjoyed the mystery aspect and the historical setting.  I would definately reccomend this of you like romance manga or romance in general.
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This is a historical manga romance and the stories are just as enjoyable as the contemporary manga romances. 

In this story a young lord grieves for his lost love but he is shocked when he discovers someone who looks exactly like his lost love. Mary is frightened by the tall, dark and handsome lord who mistakes her for his lost love. She believes she is a simple seamstress without a past but that forgotten past haunts her and it is love that will help her recover who she truly us.

This was enjoyable with really lovely drawings and a dramatic story. It was a bit repetitive in places but still a good manga romance.

Copy provided by Harlequin/SB Creative via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
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A solid read, with an interesting plot and likable characters. Probably my favorite of all the Harlequin manga I've read. The lord was a good, decent, nice person and actually asked for verbal consent!! The mysterious miss had a strong personality, undergoes character development and has agency! The art wasn't great and pacing was a bit fast for my taste but I really enjoyed reading it.
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