Other Name: Stepping on Roses
Artist: Ueda Rinko
Status: Complete, 8 Volumes, 57 Chapters
Summary: Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi’s financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he’ll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she’s a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?
Genre: Drama, Historical, Psychological, Romance
We’re introduced to our female heroine, Sumi, a caring and loving person takes care of orphans (the drawings of the orphans are super super cute) that her irresponsible brothers bring home despite their financial situation. One day one of the orphans becomes sick and is in need of a doctor, Sumi tries to get a doctor to help her but is rejected. Out of money and options, she sits on the street begging if anyone gives her money, she will do anything.
This is when she first encounters our second male lead, Nozomu. Who is kind and generous gives her money. In her eyes, his a shining knight in amour coming to her rescue. From that day on she can never forget him.
She meets the first lead, Soichiro when her useless brother comes into trouble again, owing the shark loan two thousand yen. A man asks Sumi how much is she worth, she says two thousand yen, the man is shocked and start laughing at her. This is when Soichiro appears and says he will pay that amount on the condition she becomes his wife.
They get marriage there and then (typical contract marriage where they agree they will not fall in love with one another).
Why someone so wealthy with a bright future want to marry Sumi? The answer is simple, in order to take over his family business, his grandfather had made the condition he can only inherit his inheritance once he’s a married man.
This manga is intriguing enough for you to finish since its filled with twist and turns. Birth secrets reveal, one male leads goes psycho because of love, one male leads loses everything about of love. If you’re interested in reading this manga, you can click here