From the back cover:
Hapless Haruna needs help finding a boyfriend! After failing to win the eye of any guy in high school, Haruna enlists the help of cute upperclassman Yoh to coach her on how to make herself more appealing to the male species. Yoh agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!
Haruna begins to develop feelings for Fumiya, Yoh’s friend. Yoh talks her through her first-date jitters, but is Fumiya the right guy for Haruna? Especially when they walk in on Fumiya and Yoh’s sister Asami… kissing?!
I think I might actually like this more than Love*Com! It has the same sort of “I think I love my friend but I don’t know how he feels about me” stuff going on, but without the sniping, yelling, and namecalling that sometimes bothers me in the other series.
In this volume, Haruna goes on a Yoh-assisted date with Fumi, and things seem to be going well, but Fumi is perhaps too easy-going of a guy and is handily manipulated by Yoh’s sister into becoming her boyfriend instead. I like how Asami’s devious ways are not manifest from the start, and that she only gradually reveals herself for what she is.
Haruna’s discovery of what has happened prompts a very, very sweet scene between her and Yoh. Her handling of the situation—not falling to pieces the way he thought girls always did—seems to impress him, and soon he’s telling her she has her good points, and that maybe it’s okay if she’s really athletic and sporty after all. I’m glad he reversed his opinion on this, since it was the one major thing that bugged me in the first volume.
If it isn’t clear by now, I really like this series and will be continuing to follow it.