Ueda, Rinko Stepping On Roses. Vol 2 When Sumi Kitamura’s financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he’ll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage? Sumi becomes torn when Soichiro’s childhood friend Nozumu expresses romantic interest in her. While she is drawn to Nozumu, she is committed to Soichiro as his wife. As Sumi fights off her feelings for Nozumu, how far will Nozumu go to win Sumi’s love?–from Cover.
Ueda, Rinko Stepping On Roses. Vol 3 Sumi begins to regret running away with Nozomu and wonders if she loves him after all. Nozomu’s love for her, however, is bordering on becoming an unhealthy obsession. When things heat up and Sumi’s life is in danger, will Soichiro come to her rescue?