Saturday, August 23, 2014

Manga Review: Happy Marriage?!, Volume 6, by Maki Enjoji

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Volumes: 10
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 5. 7.

Goodreads Synopsis:

In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya—a man she doesn’t know—at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!


Chiwa and Hokuto, at this point, are still just having problems communicating. They have a hard time telling each other what they want, and only tend to do it after they’ve messed up. But I do think they’re learning, and they are starting to get used to each other.
One of the continuing problems for them now is Hokuto’s family. He doesn’t want to think about it, but Chiwa wants to fix it, and so is trying to find out what actually happened. In this volume, she made a surprising, possibly bad, revelation.
Then there’s Chiwa’s co-worker, who Hokuto still doesn’t really know is an ex of hers. And when Chiwa gets sick, she doesn’t want to burden him, and so he doesn’t know how to react, whether to rush to her or not. He might not have made the right decision, but he clearly already knows that. I look forward to seeing what they both do next. But on the other hand, Chiwa went to a business party with Hokuto, and was surprisingly helpful, which definitely helped her self-esteem.
I’m loving the romance and the comedy in this series. I can’t wait for the next book.

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