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When Fumino Kaji’s parents died, she and her young brother, Teppei, were ferried from relative to relative. One day when they're finally fed up of being passed around, the pair decide to run away from home. Alone in the world, help arrives from the most unexpected source, Fumino's English teacher, Kazuma, who offers to take them in. Not believing that he means to commit to the idea, Fumino jokingly agrees to the idea but only if he will take her in as his wife and much to her surprise he agrees! Now the three live together with Fumino and Kazuma acting as man and wife in name only, but after falling for each other, the pair must try to act normally at school to ensure that no one discovers their secret.
Cute little kids? Check.Orphaned girl? Check.Incredibly hawt guy with good heart? Check.Playboy friend? Check.Both are cute shojo that take a conventional storyline and twist them, yielding incredibly fun reads.
Both are about high school girls falling in love with older men. Love So Life is about a young girl babysitting for two kids who have lost their mother and were abondoned by their father, so are living with their uncle. Their uncle has a very tiring job and can't control the two children, so he hires shihara to take care of them. After a while you can see the connection between shihara and seiji-uncle.
Faster than a Kiss is about a young teenaged girl, fumino, and her brother- Teppie, 4 years old- who are homless and are taken in by Fumino's english teacher. Not wanting to recieve pity, Fumino refuses the offer and jokingly says, "Will you marry me and take care of me?" and he agrees. Throughout the year Fumino and Kazuma- english teacher- become close and fall in love with each other.
Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge - she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?
Both of these have slow paced romances. Both main characters are strong, and though I don't think the girl in Skip Beat realizes it, wants some where to belong. They have different topics, but they give of some of the same feel. They both like an older man, and take forever to realize it.