Book Review: Cutie and the Beast Vol. 1 by Yuhi Azumi

Cutie and the Beast

Author: Yuhi Azumi
Series: Cutie and the Beast, Vol. 1
Publisher: Seven Seas (October 13, 2020)
Paperback, 180 pages
Romance, Manga


Most of her friends like pretty boys, but Momoka only has eyes for Kuga: a huge pro wrestler who plays a villainous heel on TV. But in real life, this tough guy has a softer side. Momoka’s fan mail touches him in ways neither of them expected! In this lighthearted romantic comedy, a fangirl crush just might grow into something more.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is such a cute romance manga. Momoka’s fangirl love of Kuga is something I can relate to as someone who was also super into pro-wrestling at that age, haha. I would have died if the wrestler I had a crush on had paid attention to me. I also like that Kuga is so big but also is a sort of shy sweet-heart in real life. The age gap makes me a little leery, but it is also uncomfortable for Kuga so I’m a little more okay with it… I appreciate that the age gap is discussed (and is almost a deal-breaker!) right at the very beginning of their relationship. I’m excited to see how their relationship grows in the next volume! The art style is also very cute, which I love.

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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