Author: Io Sakisaka
Publication: June 5, 2014
Publisher: Viz Media
Summary taken from goodreads:
What is love, anyway? Ninako Kinoshita's friends tell her it's one thing, but Ninako wonders what this mysterious feeling really is. When she meets Ren Ichinose, the handsome, enigmatic guy that all the girls worship; her life takes an unexpected turn. With just a few words and a smile, he changes her world...Ninako loves Ren, but seeing Ando get hurt while protecting her makes her feel sad and confused - to the point where she turns Ren down when he confesses his love for her! Has Ninako lost her chance with Ren? Or will they find a way to be together?
4 STARS - I REALLY LIKED IT
When I first started this series, I never expected to enjoy it so much. I thought that Ninako would continue to be an idiot and that Daiki would never confess to her until way later and that there would be a whole bunch of stupid misunderstandings before the couple finally got together.
I was wrong.
The characters grew and matured and their backstories made their motives and decisions easily understood. And their earnestness and honesty and confusion just made them even more endearing and real.
So yeah, I definitely recommend it for people who enjoy character-driven stories because this series is more of a slow-paced, slice-of-life romance with small outbursts of comic relief and adorable moments.