Let me start off by saying there isn’t anything vanilla about this drama. It’s actually pretty steamy in the love scene department. For a Fangirl who’s known for her love of shirtless scenes, well, I may have blushed a time or two in this drama.
Caution: Potential spoilers ahead!
Young and naive, country girl Shiroki Risa is in Tokyo to attend university. She is almost painfully shy and does not realize how beautiful she is, so all the male attention she attracts makes her uncomfortable. She dreams of the kind of love you read about but does not accept any of the invitations for a date from her classmates. She has a chance meeting with Fukami Hiroto, a handsome, gentle, and mysterious man. As their love grows, Risa and Hiroto learn about each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Oh, the plot! Everything moves really fast so don’t blink or you may miss something. There is a lot going on for such a short drama, so many tropes, so much skinship! Our hero and heroine fall in love at first sight. Now, that’s not a trope we see much anymore, so the skeptic in me kept waiting for something bad to happen. They also progress very quickly into a physical relationship and there is a lot of skinship. Risa is young and naive, and Hiroto (who is ten years older) is a self-made businessman. She is in awe of his abilities and feels that she isn’t able to match him. To make matters even more complicated, she seems to attract unwanted male attention everywhere she goes. He’s got enemies who are beyond delighted that he finally has a weakness, so she’s also constantly getting into situations where she needs to be rescued.
Quirky Side Characters:
Since Risa seems to be the Helen of Troy of Tokyo, she is surrounded by men. In a refreshing twist, the author chooses to give two of her suitors pretty decent storylines. Her best friend was equal parts irritating and supportive. My favorite side character is his secretary, who has a big secret of his own. Some of the side character stories are predictable, but not all of them, and that kept me interested in what was happening.
I was pleasantly surprised several times while watching this drama. I kept expecting him to be an overbearing creep, but he wasn’t. Yes, he’s the dominant one in the relationship, but he’s very careful with her. It’s so obvious that he treasures her, and I loved that he kept putting the power of their relationship in her hands.
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