Author: Rakuta Shoko
Publisher: LOVE X LOVE
Publication Date: 15 February 2021
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: BL Manga Contemporary
Source: ARC via NetGalley
Born and raised in the countryside, Kyouhei immediately clashes with his next door neighbor, an outgoing playboy called Takara, when he moves to Tokyo. As someone who's always been teased for being a country bumpkin, he doesn't exactly have much in common with an extoverted city boy.
But when Takara makes a move on him one day, Kyouhei can't get it out of his mind. Even though he can barely stand Takara, he can't help finding himself strangely drawn to him. But Kyouhei's not looking for a one night stand; he's looking for serious love!
I'm Looking for Serious Love! was an okay manga. It follows a typical city-boy-meets-country-boy trope and is thus fairly predictable in terms of plot, but the artwork is good. There's plenty of dub-con here, though, including an incident of drink spiking, so that's not going to appeal to everyone, but if that kind of plot line in BL manga doesn't worry you, it's a fun and quick read. Just be aware that the story does gloss over the issues and is not as cutesy as the cover suggests. It gets three stars from me.
I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.