When Hana's abusive father causes her to run away from home, she gets picked up by Takaya, the top host at a host club. Hana is soon attracted to Takaya, but can she find happiness with a host who is paid to hang out with women? Moreover, does Takaya care about what she thinks?
Volume 2: Otona no Douwa (An Adult's Fairytale), Himeta Ai (Hidden Love)
The story is cliché: the MC runs away from home and met a stranger and lived with him. The only twists in this one was that, Hana was abused by her father and sometimes raped her (though I think they didn't do it all way), and the male protagonist was working as a host. So smut and mature scenes here and there, and a little steamy moments with Takaya's friends because they said Hana was giving off such a "scent" they can't resist so one tried to rape her and the other was
just seduced by her scent so his male instinct took over. Truthfully, I'm getting more and more curious with what scent they were taking about so I read on but heck, suddenly, it's Hana's friend love story with the host head was told then poof, that's it! The two extras were next. I was like: "WHAT THE F WAS THAT?! That's all?!". It was such a waste the author didn't properly end the main story. The truth about their pasts, not only Takaya but others as well, and the "scent" they were talking about, it will be worth exploring too.
On the other side, the two extras really outshine the main story!!! The first one was about a prince visiting Japan and fell in love with Sakura, and the other one was about that prince's big brother visiting Japan so but fell in love with Sakura's friend. Yup, you heard it right. Two princes fell in love with common women! Both have different but lovely endings.
The art was just right. The bishies still look so hot and the female MCs were just commonly drawn.
Hana, from the main story, was a really weak and naive girl. She always cry on every mistake that she's doing!!! Grrr!!! But I still continue reading this because I'm hooked with the hosts' past and the "scent" they were always mentioning.
Takaya was surely an alpha but I don't like the had sex with her one time even though Hana was against it. He was mad at her so yeah, he kinda raped her.
Sakura from the first extra was much more torelable girl than Hana. I admired her courage to run towards her love at the end.
Alec, the first prince, was really a dreamy guy. A little bit conceited but too brave to stand on his decisions.
Sumire, Sakura's friend from the second extra, was the ideal female MC! She's strong and cute that's why she got the heart of Alexa, Alec's older brother.
Alexa, all the pressure was with him so I understand his cold personality but he was soft when it came to Sumire. And again, I applaud for this bold decision too at the end.
Even though I was disappointed with the main story's ending, I did like it so I gave it a 6. For the first extra, if I can give another score, it would be 8/10; and for the second one, would be 7/10.
The main story is not very recommendable to read as the ending sucks and Hana is such a weak and naive girl. Well, if you don't mind it, you can go ahead. Other than that, I suggest that you should read the two extras at the end. You'll find it that it was much more worth reading for than the actual story. Both have different but sweet ending.