If you’re interested in reading my thoughts on a shoujo series that goes past guilty pleasure into just ick, you can check out my review of Stepping on Roses (Vol. 03) over at AnimeNewsNetwork.
It’s always had that hokey harlequin-romance quirk to it but it officially crossed the line in volume three to just flat-out WTFery. Someone put that girl out of her misery already; see to it her brother has a horrible but well-deserved end and let the pretty butler-man appear in some other series consisting of more likable people. Silver-lining: the art is still pretty.