Screenshot from the Heroine for Hire manga. A Teen boy uses his sleeve to wipe water away from a teen girls face.

Heroine for Hire

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Name: Heroine for Hire
Mangaka: Amakura Fuyu

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha (Complete: Digital)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Shuko Kodakamine is strong—too strong, by the standards of some. She hopes to make a good high school debut, but that plan goes up in smoke almost immediately when she injures the attractive, charismatic Serizawa-kun…and later suplexes him, to boot! But when Serizawa-kun finds himself in hot water with a jealous boyfriend, it’s Shuko who comes to his aid…and he comes up with a ridiculous proposition: If Shuko becomes his bodyguard, he’ll make her the most important girl in his world!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Screenshot from Spell of Desire Manga by Tomu Ohmi. Woman leans into a man holding her she looks upset.

Spell of Desire

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Name: Spell of Desire
MangakaOhmi, Tomu

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (Print/Digital – Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Supernatural/Smut
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
Kaoruko Mochizuki runs an herb shop in a small seaside town. One day, a mysterious man dressed in black named Kaname Hibiki enters her shop and reveals that Kaoruko is actually a witch. And what’s more, Kaoruko needs Kaname to help control her awakening power!

Among the shocking news that Kaname imparts is that Kaoruko’s mother is still alive and has entrusted Kaoruko with the immense power of the Witch Queen. As long as Kaoruko has that power, she will be the target of humans and demonic spirits alike. Kaname claims to be a “knight” that protects witches, but then he steals a kiss from Kaoruko…!

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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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A Girl and Her Guard Dog Manga Screenshot. A man looks up at a high school girl as she holds his head in her hands.

A Girl and Her Guard Dog

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Name: A Girl and Her Guard Dog (Ojou to Baken-kun)
MangakaHatsuharu

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing – Feb 2021)
Licensed: Kodansha (1V: Digital – Feb 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Senagaki Isaku will be a first year high school student starting in spring. Her grandfather is the third head of the Senagaki group, a yakuza organization, so she is feared by those around her. However, starting from spring, she hopes to make normal friends and normally fall in love.

She is admitted into a high school further from her hometown, however, the overprotective young head of the Senagaki group, Utou Keiya, falsifies his age and enters the school with her through a backdoor admission…?! Keiya proclaims that love is too early for her although Isaku is perfectly ready. In truth, she has held an unrequited love for Keiya for quite some time
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Cap from I Will Make you Feel my Love for You

I Will Make You Feel My Love for You

Name: I Will Make You Feel my Love for You
MangakaInozaki Hinata

Volumes: V.?? Ch.21 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.?? Ch.21 (Mar 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Smut/Josei
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
My childhood friend – normally so cold and uncaring – caressed me sweetly. I couldn’t stop myself from moaning or my body from getting hotter and hotter. Why do I feel this way when we don’t even like each other?
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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Top 4 Shoujo: Possessive Lover

Top 4: Shoujo with Possessive Lover

When it comes to Josei/Shoujo Manga my all time favourite sub-genre is the Possessive Lover. Since it’s my top searched Sub-Genre I know you guys love it too! It’s February and I was thinking of giving you guys something steamy to celebrate Valentines day!

Like I said this sub genre is just my favourite and many of my all time favourites fall in this sub genre. My main criteria is that heart pounding romantic connection while avoiding some of the more abusive series out there. (EX: Hot Gimmick)

Note: These aren’t in a specific order, I love them all equally


Koi to Dangan (18+)

You guys don’t even know how obsessed I am with this series. I first found it while on vacation in Japan and based on images alone I was hooked. I bought 3 volumes and can’t read Japanese!

This possessive guy is in the Yakuza and a lot of the possessive lovers sway into the Bad Boy area. What I love about this male lead is he is as tender and caring as he is possessive which makes him irresistible!

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Koi to Dangan Screen shot
Yakuza Lover Licensed by Viz

Defying Kurosaki-kun

Defying Kurosaki Kun Manga Screenshot
Defying Kurosaki-kun Licensed by Kodansha

Another steamy trope within the possessive lover genre is the Tsundere. This series takes Tsundere to the max with this slow romance.

Despite how slow the series is there are tons of steamy moments along the way and even a love triangle! Kurosaki-kun is not afraid to take on the head strong heroine and that’s what makes the series so fun.

Read my full review of Defying Kurosaki-kun


Royal Seventeen (18+)

Who doesn’t love a little work place romance when it’s between an heiress and her bodyguard? Royal Seventeen is absolutely ridiculous and is great as smut and a comedy.

It’s hard not to fall for Allen as he pushes around the ditzy heiress. Allen comes from a life on the streets that an heiress just couldn’t understand. This series is short and sweet and a real wild ride!

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Royal Seventeen by Kayono

Abe-kun’s Got Me Now

Abe-kun's Got Me Now Shoujo Manga Screenshot
Abe-kun’s Got Me Now Licensed by Kodansha

Abe-kun is another series in high school but unlike Kurosaki-kun, he isn’t shy to say how he feels. While tsunderes are definitely fun in their own way, the way this male lead proudly declares his affections is unique and powerful.

If you lean more into the sports sub genre you’ll love Abe-kuns Got Me Know. The male lead is a martial artist that the heroine literally refers to as a gorilla. He is often seen throwing the strong willed heroine over his shoulder.

Read my full review of Abe-kun’s Got Me Now