I absolutely loved “Faking It in Style” and you should read it, too. Despite various clichés, it’s still a decent story about a budding romance.
|Alt Titles||쇼윈도의 품격, Syowindoui Pumgyeok|
|Creators||Dagabi [Ta Ga Bi, Tagabi, Та Га Би, タガビ, 다가비], JIN Soye [Kkocc Jay, 꽃제이] (Authors) – Dagabi (Artist)|
|Licensed||Yes, Official English Translation|
|Novel||Yes, Anime Planet (Info only)|
|Genre||Comedy, Comics, Drama, Recommendations, Romance, Slice of Life,|
The man scowling down at her is none other than her roommate’s scary older brother, Seung-hyun, the owner of the apartment she’s been living in rent-free for the past eight years.
He gives her one week to pack her bags and move out.
Panicked, Suah tries to plead and beg, but the cold-hearted Seung-hyun’s got the upper hand. That is, until he runs into Suah at work.
Turns out she’s not only an essential member of the new team he put together but also one of the best employees he’s ever worked with. Like it or not, the two are stuck with each other for the foreseeable future.
Can Suah convince Seung-hyun to let her stay? And how will Seunghyun keep things professional with the woman he wants to kick out of his house?
So the tropes attached to this manhwa start pretty early on. The male lead, Seunghyun was saved by a firefighter as a child/teen.
Of course, who was this firefighter if not Suah’s father! Unfortunately for Suah, her father was killed in the fire as he was saving others.
Later on in the story we learn the grandfather/father, can’t remember who, actually wouldn’t mind marrying Seunghyun to the firefighter’s offspring. Or at the very least treat to a meal, same thing, right?
The male lead is a bit of an annoying little arse, to put it in easy terms. He randomly comes back to S. Korea and barges into the apartment he borrowed his sister. Without letting her know, because that would be preventing the plot from being moved forward.
Seunghyun is pretty determined to toss Suah out on the streets, but as he’s treated to her cooking, he starts to change his mind. Apparently Suah’s talent isn’t only at work, she’s also a pretty darn good cook. I can imagine they can come to an arrangement that allows her to stay.
It’s clear Seunghyun is catching feels for Suah, since the thought of her moving away seems to upset him.
Overall I’m pretty happy with the story. There’s no real office drama or anything of the sort, if you exclude one person. Instead it seems the office colleagues are pretty decent and seem to like Suah quite a bit.
Recommendation: If you like slow-burn romance set in an office environment, with co-habitation as a plot point.