A Beastly Scandal is a classic tale of enemies turn lovers, where the nation’s pure sweetheart and a bad boy fall in love.
|Alt Titles||クロス×ラブ, 짐승같은 스캔들, The Scandal|
|Creators||Chantal (Author) |
Akeo Studio, 악어스튜디오 (Artist)
PARK Plum, BAK Plum, 박플럼 (Artist)
|Licensed||Not in English. Official Indonesian|
Official Japanese Translation
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Mature Warning: Mental / Physical Abuse, Romance|
A Beastly Scandal Summary
The representative of “purity,” and the nation’s most popular actress, Yeo Goeun, and the twisted scandal maker, Seo Beomi.
In truth, the two of them share a secret. They are “acting as best friends” due to their company’s ruse. The two of them look extremely close and affectionate in the reality program, “The BFF Special,” but all of this is an act!
“I don’t plan on becoming friends with you! E.v.e.r.”
“I don’t plan on being friends with you either.”
In the beginning, they were busy being hostile to each other whenever they met. But as they filmed the show, the two of them became closer, and Goeun, who previously disliked Beomi, has a small change of heart…
Beomi continues to approach Goeun, and it can’t be told whether he realizes Goeun’s feelings or not.
The image of Beomi that appears in front of Goeun every time she desperately needs someone, and the image of him she saw in the pub before filming the show overlaps, bringing chaos to her mind.
She had thought he was a person who wasn’t serious about anything, but she becomes more and more shaken up as he shows his sincere sides to her…
Can the two of them resolve their misunderstandings and move on from being “fake BFFs” into “real lovers?”MU
As I progress in the manhwa, it’s clear the story features multiple clichés and tropes. However, I find them enjoyable and not grating.
It’s clear there’s something between the two of them, despite their best efforts to keep it “professional”.
Our female lead, Yeo Goeun, agrees to star in a reality TV show, alongside our male lead, Seo Beomi. However, she doesn’t do it “for free” and wants a role in another movie.
As the female and male lead progress in the reality TV show, changes are coming between them. It starts off with teasing, but we both know they’re going to be falling for each other soon after.
I must say I absolutely love the attraction they have with each other. Our female lead is more prim and proper, being a child star from young age.
She ends up seeing something she’s not supposed to see and believes Seo Beomi is a bad guy.
Turns out things aren’t exactly what she thought, and she ends up apologizing for her misconception of him.
Overall, their relationship is bound to have ups and downs but I’m still holding out hope for a good ending.
The chemistry between the two main characters are just top notch. The way they share kisses makes me blush, it’s just with such intense feeling. The artist did a great job!
Final thoughts: Despite featuring many tropes and clichés, the story is interesting and fun to read. I love the chemistry between our two main characters. If you hate clichés, this is not for you!