Girl on a Diamond Pedestal
Riho Sachimi (illustrator) & Maisey Yates (author)
“Noelle used to be a genius pianist as a child, but now that she’s an adult, people don’t remember her anymore. To make matters worse, her mother, who treated her like a cash cow, has run away with all Noelle’s earnings. So when hotel tycoon Ethan Grey proposes that they get engaged and seek revenge on her mother, Noelle agrees to be his partner in crime. Soon she finds herself attracted to him, though, and what she doesn’t know is that he has his own motivations for seeking vengeance… ”
This was a revenge story. While not a trope I typically read, it is one I end up watching frequently in Korean dramas. I feel that it was decently executed here.
Like all manga, this story went by much too quickly. I am confident I read this is less than a half hour. If only manga could be produced more efficiently as to provide for illustrations for a tale like this one.
Overall this book had beautiful manga, but only a decent plot. I was not overly enthused with the plot, but kept going for the illustrations.
About the Author
“New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.
Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard.
She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.