When Falcone’s World Stops Turning is a typical Harlequin story surrounding one of many brothers, looking for a wife.
|Alt Titles||Blood Brothers 1, When Falcone’s World Stops Turning, 恋の罪、愛の罰, 恋の罪、愛の罰 ファム・ファタールの息子たち I, Koi no Tsumi Ai no Batsu|
|Creators||Abby Green [アビー・グリーン] (Author) |
HANYUU Shion [HANYU Shion, 羽生シオン, 羽生詩音] (Artist)
|Licensed||Yes, Pocket Comics, Manga-Club|
|Release||2017 (2021? colour)|
|Genre||Drama, Mature Warning: Smut, Romance, Slice of Life,|
When Falcone’s World Stops Turning Summary
Just sitting in the passenger seat of Rafaele’s car is enough to make Samantha feel like he owns her again. Four years ago, she fell passionately in love with the wealthy CEO of a luxury car company.
Samantha ended up pregnant, but Rafaele saw her as nothing more than a fling and ended their relationship before she could tell him. She thought she’d never see him again, but here she is sitting next to him. When he sees her son, he instantly realizes that the child must be his.
Lashing out in anger that Samantha hid his child from him, Rafaele sets out to use his money and power to make life as difficult as he can for her. But what does he really hope to gain from this?MU
I swear, most of these harlequin stories feature the same plot but just altering the settings slightly.
In this story we have Samantha and Rafaele who have a love child together. Obviously the guy didn’t know about it because he was scared of commitment or something like that.
Then when he finds out he has a son, he immediately threatens legal action towards the child’s mom. Jeez, good going asshole. Although he might change later on, I still hate these type of male leads. I don’t see the charm in them, at least not anymore.
It doesn’t help he also have money and power to backup his claims. I have no doubt in my mind he could buy out the courts and have it rule in his favour.
Not only that, Samantha is also being tied up to the CEO because of her university. If she doesn’t do what Rafaele wants, he’ll withdraw backing from the university. This means she’s solely responsible for her colleague’s losing their jobs. Obviously she’s not that cruel, so she goes along with the CEO’s plan.
I hate this, once again, because it’s so unhealthy. The CEO is acting like a petulant child, forcing the female lead into situations she’s not fully comfortable with.
I get they’ll fall in love and everything but it’s still annoying to see! Still, it’s not the worst manga I’ve read. And it is a guilty pleasure read, but hardly anything super in-depth with only 12 chapters.
There’s three books in this series, so if you like the general idea – there’s more where it came from.
Recommendations: If you want some guilty pleasure reading, it might be worth taking a look.