I really like Hashimoto Takako’s art style. She’s amongst my favourite illustrators for the Harlequin and Romance comics. Though I wouldn’t purchase just any book drawn by her hand.

The Marriage DebtThe fact is that the plot of The Marriage Debt novel appeals to me very much. Starting with the heroine having to marry a convict sentenced to death, how can I resist such an introduction, set in the Regency era?

The Marriage Debt 1Combine this storyline with Hashimoto-sensei’s drawings, which seem prettier than usual to me — Nicholas’ shaggy appearance at the beginning is so masculine, even Hashimoto-sensei’s unkempt males are sexy ✿♥‿♥✿ —, you get here all the right incentives for me to buy this manga. I’ve wanted to purchase it ever since I first glimpsed at it.

Now, it’s done. And despite my inability to read Japanese, the manga feels quite lovely.
If someone is interested in scanlating this 2-books manga, specifications and samples about the files are compiled in Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection and you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

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Author: Louise Allen
Artist: HASHIMOTO Takako
English title: The Marriage Debt
Genre: Historical

Synopsis
Is she a highwayman’s bride…
Marrying a highwayman awaiting execution is Miss Katherine Cunningham’s only hope — for that way her crippling debts will die with him. But it turns out that her new husband, Nicholas Lydgate, is innocent — and the son of a duke!
…or the wife of a marquis?
Katherine is determined to save his life, although this will make a temporary husband into a permanent one! Truth be known, she is attracted to Nicholas, but she won’t hold him to a union made in such circumstances — until he shows he cares for her…