Yuri Manhwa Review: Lily Love 2 ~Frosty Jewel~

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Title: Lily Love 2 ~Frosty Jewel~
Artist: Ratana Satis
Status: Ongoing (30 Chapters)
Genre: Adult, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Since I felt like I needed more Ratana Satis in my life and seeing that Pulse is still is one of my all-time favorites, I decided to finally give Lily Love 2 ~Frosty Jewel~ a chance.

Despite the name, I was first surprised to see characters from the first Lily Love make a return, but what surprised me even more was the character choices they went with. Of course, you could say that Ploy and Ice were the obvious candidates, since they had some… let’s call it “special moments” in the first Lily Love. Still, to me, it felt like a rather big surprise, especially since Ploy probably wasn’t a fan favorite, due to her actions in the first manhwa series.

Lily Love 2 now focuses on how Ploy—daughter of a famous businessman who owns a prestigious hotel chain—manages in her new position as a higher-up in said hotel chain, and Ice, as the poor, little intern who has to work as basically a slave, or in other words, Ploy’s assistant.

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Ploy (left), Ice (right)

Either I don’t remember, or we actually didn’t get the information in the previous work, but seeing that Ploy is pretty much filthy rich came as a surprise to me, too. Though, it kind of fit the image of her that was already created in the first Lily Love. Now, adding Ice, who I previously didn’t even remember much in the first place, into the mix, it worked surprisingly well. The chemistry of the two characters is outstanding in a quite weird and sometimes even alarming way. They basically start out with Ice more or less despising Ploy for her obvious manipulative ways of making her her assistant her little slave, forcing Ice to do all of her work and dragging her into pretty much anything she pleases.

Of course, Ice isn’t too thrilled about that, and we can see how she constantly expresses her hate towards Ploy, but she does what is asked of her anyway, no matter how absurd. Throw in some inappropriate moments with Ploy at times undressing in front of Ice or simply teasing her for her own entertainment, and we surprisingly witness that despite the fact that Ice might hate how she’s being toyed with, she secretly enjoys the attention, too.

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Totally wasn’t Ploy’s plan to change in front of her little slave girl… 😛

It’s a rather interesting relationship, and while it at times seems like quite the one-sided game Ploy is playing there, Ice has her moments of dominance as well, pretty much underlining the already quite obvious interest Ice has shown in her “captor”.

Now, while the main part of the story—that being that relationship between Ploy and Ice—is both interesting and fun to follow, the whole background story often times isn’t quite as much. We’re introduced to staff members of the hotel, family members of Ploy, as well as basically life in a hotel business in general. That last one especially plays a very big role and often times feels dragged out and boring compared to the exciting development of Ice and Ploy’s blossoming relationship. It’s already a known fact that I would sacrifice story in exchange for any yuri moments, really, so I guess it’s not that unexpected to see me not enjoying things, when those yuri moments are not in focus.

However, I have to say that I’m very pleased with the (so far) absence of any major drama. Ratana Satis is pretty much known for spicing stories up by adding some intense, and in my eyes, sometimes way over-the-top drama, like a little kidnapping here and there, or how about some “almost-death scenes”? So far, none of that happened, and I’m glad about that. But then again, I feel like this one will have quite a few more chapters, and there probably will be more drama. Let’s just hope it’s not as over the top as what we’re used to seeing from her.

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Speaking of typical Ratana Satis features, sex scenes seem to be popping up at a constant pace in this one as well, and we even start out with one in the very first chapter. Given that there’s not many more to come from that point on until later chapters, I guess that was a must, but it’s a pretty good start into the whole story, anyway.

As always, I have nothing to complain about when it comes to this. The sex scenes are just as well-done as we’d expect them to be, considering who the artist is. Surprisingly, however, we haven’t yet gotten any of the infamous dirty talk seen in her previous work, Pulse. 😛

Well, I guess the story is still far from over, which is a good thing, since while the blossoming relationship between Ploy and Ice might be interesting to follow, I feel like there’s still much more that needs to happen between them to get them to a level like Donut x Mew or Mel x Lynn. With that said, I have high hopes for this one to turn out pretty great. I’m also hoping to see some more of Donut, and hopefully even Mew, in the future. Maybe even a single chapter in-between just featuring them~

Story: 7/10
Characters: 8/10
Art: 8.5/10
Yuri: 10/10



5 thoughts on “Yuri Manhwa Review: Lily Love 2 ~Frosty Jewel~

  1. I’m really liking it so far myself. The charas are very interesting are distinct. With that said, the drama that is noe about to start seems pretty dumb, but we’ll just have to wait and see how much it’s dragged out. I’m very interested in Mook and black-haired-girl’s relationship, too. Considering both of them are great charas too and I hope Mook finally snaps some day because her mother is shit.

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  2. I’m liking this one just fine, but just not as much as the first Lily Love, and it’s probably for the parts you find boring too. Somehow the multiple chapters that cover ‘Introduction to Hotel Management 101’ kind of made my eyes glaze over. 😛
    The relationship parts however are really good when the focus is on the two of them! Especially the steamy sex scenes – no complaints there! 😀
    Speaking of relationships, it was interesting to get the back story of Ploy and Mew (starts at chapter 14 page 12). I guess what was surprising was how unexpectedly shallow Mew turned out to be once she found out that Ploy had slept with other guys, and as a consequence, the slow deterioration of their relationship afterwards. It’s the fact that Ploy blames herself for all that happened that kind of saddens me.
    Thank goodness Ice is there to talk some sense into Ploy though, and also set the foundation of a solid relationship start for the two of them 😀
    So, so far so good, and I’m looking forward to see where they go!

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    • I know right? The backstory between Ploy and Mew made me quite disappointed with Mew. Her little bubble being shattered just because Ploy had slept with other people, before they were in a relationship anyway, just seemed odd and shallow.

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