Here we go with some of the Harlequin comics I bought this summer. There are still over 50 of them that I haven’t found the time to screencap yet.

Harlequin comics

  1. Sarah Morgan & TAMAI Makiko: The Greek’s Blackmailed Wife
  2. Jo Leigh & KOHSAKI Kei: Ms. Match
  3. Kasey Michaels & SACHIMI Riho: Bachelor on the Prowl
  4. Jessica Steele & TOMOI Miho: A Nine-to-Five Affair
  5. Penny Jordan & INOUE Emiko: A Secret Disgrace
  6. Maureen Child & BEPPU Chizuko: Have Bride, Need Groom
  7. Jackie Braun & ASO Ayumu: The Tycoon’s Christmas Proposal
  8. Roxanne St.Claire & HANATSU Yoshiko: Like A Hurricane
  9. Helen Brooks & KAMIYA Kazumi: The Bride’s Secret
  10. Sara Craven & NATSUMI Rin: One Reckless Night
  11. Sherryl Woods & YOSHIDA Yayoi: Marrying A Delacourt
  12. Ruth Ryan Langan & SACHIMI Riho: Rory
  13. Miranda Lee & JET: Love-slave to the Sheikh
  14. Marion Lennox & FUJIOMI Miyako: Rescue At Cradle Lake
  15. Betty Neels & SHINOZAKI Kaoru: The Promise of Happiness
  16. Deborah Simmons & HIDAKA Nanao: The Unexpected Guest
  17. Penny Jordan & HIMEKI Kaori: Time Fuse
  18. Metsy Hingle & IIZUKA Akiko: Wife with Amnesia
  19. Jennie Lucas & OGATA Rin: The Virgin’s Choice
  20. Lucy Gordon & TAMAI Makiko: The Pregnancy Bond
  21. Michelle Celmer & SAKURANO Nayuna: The Oilman’s Baby Bargain
  22. Sara Craven & FUJITA Kazuko: Count Valieri’s Prisoner
  23. Anna Cleary & SHINOZAKI Kakuko: My Tall Dark Greek Boss
  24. Sara Craven & UESUGI Kanako: The Highest Stakes of All
  25. Gail Ranstrom & TSUYA Satomi: Saving Sarah (2 books)
  26. India Grey & KIRISAKA Mao: Her Last Night of Innocence
  27. Nancy Warren & AMANO Nasuno: Under the Influence
  28. Anne Stuart & HASHIMOTO Takako: A Dark & Stormy Night

Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page. If someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in that list, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.

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Latest Harlequin comics raws acquisitions added to my collection. Details, information and samples are available at my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection page.

Harlequin comics

  1. Emma Darcy & TOBA Shoko: Bride of His Choice
  2. Sharon Sala & NAKAYAMA Sara: Ryder’s Wife
  3. Candace Camp & TAKAYAMA Mayu: No Regrets (translated)
  4. Rebecca Winters & KOBAYASHI Hiromi: The Forbidden Marriage (translated)
  5. Janette Kenny & KIRISAKA Mao: Innocent in the Italian’s Possession
  6. Alexandra Sellers & TAKAGI Yuri: Sheikh’s Betrayal (translated)
  7. Kim Lawrence & WAZUMI Fusako: The Carides Pregnancy (translated)
  8. Alice Sharpe & RYOU Atsumi: Make Me a Match
  9. Kate Walker & FUJIMOTO Sami: The Hired Husband
  10. Kate Hewitt & TODA Megumi: The Sheikh’s Love-child
  11. Grace Green / Laurey Bright & MATSUNAE Akemi: A Miracle for Christmas / Marrying Marcus
  12. Maisey Yates & UCHIDA Kazuna: A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy

Though the only information I can get about Ryou Atsumi is that she is a shoujo mangaka, for some reason, the first time I saw her art, it rang a bell, reminding me of a BL mangaka’s art style. After looking at 3 more Harlequin comics drawn by her, I still have this nagging feeling she may be initially a BL mangaka. I usually prefer BL artists to shoujo artists for their arts but in Ryou-sensei’s case, it’s very not a compliment because her art style is typically the kind I dislike in BL genre.

First, because her characters look like teens, however old they are supposed to be. Second, when I look at her heroine’s face, I see a boy with a ridiculous wig. Sometimes, it’s okay, but in Make Me a Match, I can’t help seeing a boy in disguise, with straight short hair and a lousy fringe that I see on so many guys in BL mangas. But it’s like the artist has reminded herself she’s drawing a girl so she’s added those annoying wavy extensions to convey a somewhat girly vibe. Though, the wavy strands don’t blend with the whole hairdo.

In spite of her efforts, if her male lead design is decent, her heroine still looks male. The shape of the face, the masculine features, the thickness of the neck, the flatness and angles of the body… all this is screaming “boy” to me. You add this to the very doubtful sense of female fashion from the artist, not the kind that you think she just has bad taste but you get the feeling the artist doesn’t know what a “girl” wears. Yeah, you get the picture I absolutely dislike Ryou-sensei’s art style.

Whether you like their art styles of not, shoujo mangakas have a sense on how to draw girls, to the point that even their males often look girly. But with Ryou-sensei, she doesn’t know how to draw a girl and all her characters look like men. That’s the kind of flaw you sometime notice with BL mangakas. I don’t know if Ryou-sensei is one but I have strong suspicions.

Fortunately, I have other artists to brighten my mood. Like Uchida-sensei. She’s primarily a BL mangaka but her art style is good, consistent and mature. And she can draw pretty women!The heroine of A Mistake, a Prince and a Pregnancy is all womanly, pretty sexy in a very female way, thank you very much!
The manga looks quite fun and I hope to see it translated very soon.

As usual, if someone is interested in scanlating a story or more in my Harlequin & Romance comic raws collection, you can submit a request for the raws HERE.