Cheri, My Destiny! – Okoge Mochino
A pastry chef from France is confident about his pastries until he hears word of a popular Japanese confectionary nearby. He starts a food war, saying that the owner of the Japanese store doesn’t understand the greatness of Western sweets, but he gets in a little over his head…
Cheri, My Destiny! is where a young pastry chef learns the hard way that the toughest rival to beat is he who doesn’t see one as competition.
Sakura is the hot shot manager and chef of Bisous, a shop popular among women because of the delicious pastries and his good looks. Upon hearing that Tatsuya, a generations-old traditional sweets shop, is just as popular with a chef who rivals his good looks, he went to scope out the enemy. Upon learning Tatsuya hasn’t tried western pastries yet, he set out to prove the superiority of his desserts. Little did he expect Tatsuya slayed him instead.
Sakura’s the kind of character who publicly exudes the princely aura, but the dork secretly feeds on fawning and compliments. When away from his adoring customers, the guy lets loose his crazy complete with hilarious rage faces at the thought of getting one-upped by his rival.
Then here goes Tatsuya dazzling the idiot with casual niceness and appreciation of his chocolates. Sakura stood no chance!
If you are on the lookout for sexy times, the last chapter has some spicy scenes ready. My favorite parts are the bonus chapters showing funny moments of the times Sakura is hit with how bad he had it for the Tatsuya. I expected lots and lots of pastry illustrations. Not that many, but the ones here are pretty enough. All in all, cute and super fun!