Amalfi Bride is a sweet story of a young woman named Regina who travels to Amalfi to escape a stifling life as a lonely spinster attorney. She intends, like her best friend Lucy, to use fertility clinic donor to have a baby but is taking a trip to Amalfi for a brief vacation beforehand. Her plans are blown, however, when she meets a handsome man named Nico who she feels strongly attracted to. Regina for some silly reason believes he is a gigolo.
Regina then vows to hire him to be her date for the next 3 days, however Nico is eventually outted as a prince and his domineering mother sends Regina back to the States. Regina eventually discovers she is pregnant and Nico contacts her and assumes the worst- that she is a gold digger. They misunderstand each other, and eventually Nico and she makeup, realize their love for each other and get married.
This was an ok story. Nico was really cute, and I liked Regina at first, but I felt she was too easily ordered about by Nico's domineering mother, and her family (especially her sister), treated her shabbily. I felt they should grovel more for how they treated her. Nico was charming at first, but I thought it was a bit odd for him to assume she is a gold digger. Likewise I thought the heroine's assumption that the hero was a gigolo was a bit out of left field. It is not out of the question he simply might've been dating the older women?
I think the problem with harlequin Manga, is that they are overly abridged so you really do not get an entire story and plots aren't detailed enough to give you adequate character development ore explanation of what is going on. This isn't a full length manga here, but really only a couple dozen pages.
This was ok, manga but I've read better. I did like the pencils and Nico was cute, but I felt there just wasn't enough story here to make it any more than an average read.