Book Review: I’m Looking for Serious Love! by Shoko Rakuta

I’m Looking for Serious Love!

Author: Shoko Rakuta
Publisher: LOVExLOVE (February 15, 2022)
Paperback, 208 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga


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!


Rating: 4 out of 5.

This manga is HOT. *fans self* Like, if you’re buying it in a physical bookstore it’s going to come wrapped in plastic hot, haha. I also really liked the storyline. Kyouhei moves to the big city from the country, and he’s got a bit of a chip on his shoulder about it. When he meets his playboy next door neighbor, it’s enemies at first sight. But wait! There’s more to his senpai Takara than it first appears…

The chemistry between Kyouhei and Takara is so great. VERY steamy but also sweet and sort of innocent at the same time. I love Kyouhei’s reluctant change to the big city, and the friendship he builds with fellow country-boy (sorry, I don’t remember your name, friendly side character!) Kyouhei’s buddy and his granny are a total hoot! I would read a manga about them going to concerts – if that’s all the manga was I’d be happy, haha!

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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