I’ve never really been interested in manga. The heroine’s big, blue over-emotional eyes and ridiculously long, flowing tresses never sit well with me, especially since I was a young Asian female looking for people who looked like me in my comics (short, brown, stout, black hair, commanded by angry Asian mother to take a shower). I always thought, “Oh, come on… no one looks like that. Not even white people.” But then again, I used to read my mother’s old HPs and think, “Oh, come on, no one acts or talks like this. Not even white people.” Which is why it made sense for Harlequin to take their old HPs and turn them into manga comics. There are plenty of big, blue over-emotional eyes and ridiculously long, flowing tresses to be found there. Oh! And I love the idea of some forbidding, brooding, glowering tycoon or sheikh looking like Tuxedo Mask. That is hot. Inspired by Jan’s review of a Harlequin Ginger Blossom, I decided to hot-foot it to eharlequin.com and buy a few of my own. In fact, I bought the entire backlist. THANKS A LOT, JAN! It actually works out because they’re quick and easy reads and I’ll be able to review them much more quickly. Oh, man, I can’t wait till they get here!
By the way, in light of my new obsession, I rewatched Black Hawk Down, where Eric plays a kickass Delta Force guy. Does anyone have any book recs that feature a Navy Seal-type or… you know… Delta Force-type hero? I’m even tempted to dig out my old Suzanne Brockmanns and Harlequin American Romances.
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