Manhwa Review - The New Recruit | Blushing Geek

Manhwa Review – The New Recruit

Manhwa Review - The New Recruit | Blushing Geek

The New Recruit written by Moscareto, illustrated by ZEC
Genre: Yaoi
40 chapters

Read it on Lezhin, Manta
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Enter Seunghyun, a virgin in his late twenties. A late bloomer, he finally manages to score the internship of his dreams. On his first day at work, he runs into the handsome yet cold Jongchan Kim. Who is he? Just Seunghyun’s new boss! Will the two be able to keep their hands off each other at work?


The New Recruit is one of those short manhwa stories that I truly enjoyed. Well, I enjoyed most of the previous manhwas I’ve read actually, wahahaha. But I have to say that The New Recruit is probably one of my favorites.

This story introduced us first with Seunhyun, who is a nice and cute bottom getting excited for his internship. He is also in the process of getting over his terribly long unrequited love, thus the need for him to finally focus on his life, particularly on his career path. Jongchan on the other hand is just like your typical yaoi top: a tough looking guy and is extremely hot and capable. You can’t really hear any complaints from me, wahahaha, I love hot characters, *wink.

Thinking about the overall story, I think it could be considered just an average story to some but what really stood up for me is how the author and the artist made this a really mature one. I’m not talking about the mature scenes (AKA, sexy scenes, wahaha), but their depiction of a serious office romance. This story didn’t just focus on giving us fluffy scenes that could make us swoon but also scenes that had substance so you can’t really help but relate to them even to those that don’t have any office romance experience. I really love the realistic approach of how a lover and a boss did everything to make it right. He even faced the thing that he’s been avoiding for so long because he’s already content with his current status in the company. So I am really glad that it turned out great in the end.

Rumors are pretty common in an office romance story, especially if it involves a relationship between a boss and a low-ranking employee. But thank goodness, there’s no such thing here. Yey! But there’s some really nasty office politics here, and Seunhyun being treated like an errand boy because he’s an intern, but I’m glad our Jongchan is there to protect our little puppy <3

There were no annoying conflicts and there were no unnecessary scenes or drama. For a 40-chapter story, I have to say that the creators really made use of every scene and chapter to the fullest. The transition of their relationship was done perfectly well, so there were no awkward and instant I love you. The romance was really good, I can’t help my smile just thinking about it.

For the characters, thank goodness there were no annoying ones. Side characters are easily tracked too and differentiate. The hard thing about drawn stories is that there were some characters that almost looked identical so it can be a bit confusing to some readers. But as for this story, every character was done uniquely not just with their character design but also their characteristics.

As for the main characters, it’s the usual pair of a cute bottom and a domineering top. But in all fairness, Jongchan here is not a prick so I’m sure there’s no part in this story that you will hate him. He’s a workaholic and is not very good at expressing his feelings and can be really blunt, so I really really love his transition here. Seunhyun on the other hand is so cute and has a nice soul. It really breaks my heart reading about those scenes of him relieving his unrequited love, so I was really happy that he finally have someone whom he love but also love him <3 This pair is just perfectttttt.

The art was really good, especially the sexy scenes. Myyyy, I can’t help fanning myself just thinking about them, woooh.

If you’re looking for a really good office romance, The New Recruit is definitely it!

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Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Not that I’m opposed to some good sexy scenes, but I like when the author also develops the rest of the story and character encounters so it feels like a complete story.

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