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LET'S GEEK ABOUT A BUSINESS PROPOSAL WEBTOON


Reading romantic webtoons has become one of my hobbies since 2020. For those who aren’t familiar with the term 'webtoon', please refer to my post, FIVE ROMANTIC KOREAN WEBTOONS I'M CURRENTLY BINGE-READINGI already explained the term 'webtoon' in the post.

In this post, I would like to geek about my current most-favorite webtoon, A Business Proposal. I’m also going to share the nine things that I like about this webtoon with you guys. FYI, the famous 2022 K-drama, Business Proposal starring Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Sejeong is based on this webtoon. Now, let’s not waste time and begin this post with A Business Proposal's blurb…

 

 

ABOUT A BUSINESS PROPOSAL


Image: tapas.io

CREATORS: Perilla, Narak, Haehwa & Guava Farm

 

GENRE: Romance, Comedy & Josei

 

WHERE TO READ IT: Tapas.io

 

THE BLURB:

 

Set in the glamorous city of Seoul, South Korea during the pre-corona virus era, Kang Taemu is the man who has it all. He is blessed with good looks and strong physics. He is charismatic, charming, intelligent, and super-rich. And he is also the CEO of his grandfather’s company, Sungwoon. There's only one thing missing in Kang Taemu’s life. A wife!

 

But since Kang Taemu is a man who is good at everything, finding a bride won’t be hard for him. At least, that’s what his grandfather, Chairman Kang believe. To make his workaholic grandson get married and sire an heir as soon as he can, Chairman Kang keeps arranging blind dates for Taemu. Taemu gets annoyed with his grandfather. So he decides to marry the next woman he will meet on the next blind date.


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The woman that Taemu is about meet is Jin Yeong Suh, a daughter of a conglomerate. Jin Yeong Suh is not interested in meeting Kang Taemu or going on any blind dates. So she assigns her best friend, Shin Hari (the female lead of this story) to attend the blind date for her. Yeong Suh even offers Hari a big amount of money and tells her to turn the blind date into a hot mess. Hari who is desperate for money agrees to Yeong Suh's offers.

 

After the blind date, things did not go as Hari expected. Instead of easy money, Hari ends up getting headaches. Kang Taemu wants to marry her without even knowing that she is not Jin Yeong Suh. And worse… he is the CEO of the company where Hari is working at. Oh, dear! Hari might lose her job as well.

 

When Taemu finds out about Hari’s identity, he still wants to marry her. In fact, he is more determined to marry her. And he is not going to give up on his goal. There is no way for the wallflower beauty to run and escape. Yikes! Will Shin Hari ends up with a Cinderella fairytale? Or is this going to be a disaster for Hari?

 

 


THE NINE THINGS THAT I LIKE ABOUT A BUSINESS PROPOSAL WEBTOON

 

#1 SHIN HARI’S CHARACTER


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Shin Hari is a very pretty and adorable character. She’s a beauty and a cutie rolled into one. Hari is not portrayed as a perfect girl. She has her strengths. She also has flaws. What I like most about Hari is that she’s a go-getter. She’s the kind of girl who has visions, goes for what she wants, and is honest. This character also reminded me of three book beauties that I admire. Hari is petite and cute, has hazel eyes, and snowy fair skin just like Tristin Hazel from Dr. Alpha Male. She’s quick-witted like Dara Nailufar from Dia Tetap Sempurna. Hari’s adorable personality reminded me of Poppy Hathaway from Tempt Me At Twilight. Like Poppy Hathaway, Hari is bright, smart, chatty, friendly with others, kind-hearted, energetic, bubbly, innocent, unpredictable, and a hopeless romantic girl who is still not easy for any man to catch. Yep, not even Kang Taemu ^_^

 

Hari is also a very interesting female lead. She has three roles in the story. She’s the female protagonist. She’s also the love interest of the male protagonist. And she is also the antagonist to the male protagonist. Do you guys want to know why Hari is also the antagonist? You must read the webtoon if you’re so curious. I’m not going to tell you here. Oh, and another thing that I like about Hari is that she’s also a fashionista. Her outfits in the webtoon are very trendy and chic. 

 

 

#2 THE GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS


Image: Tapas.io

 

A Business Proposal is one of the most beautiful webtoons I ever read. This webtoon has stunning illustrations. The drawings in this webtoon are so eye-catching. They attract you to read the webtoon. Thumbs up to the illustrator, Narak. She draws the scenes, and the characters in this webtoon really well. I also like the way Narak draws her characters’ facial expressions. It makes it easy for me to understand and visualize the story. It also makes me able to feel the characters' feelings. Besides the scenes, characters, and facial expressions, Narak also draws the kissing and lovemaking scenes beautifully. It gives readers a romantic feeling when they read A Business Proposal. 

 

 

#3 IT GIVES ME LISA KLEYPAS DEJA VU


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Reading A Business Proposal webtoon gives me deja vu to all of Lisa Kleypas' romantic novels that I've read and loved. Even though A Business Proposal is not set in the Victorian era, the storyline, plot, characters, and scene settings are similar to Lisa Kleypas' stories. Like LK stories, A Business Proposal is also a romance story of an alpha male hero and a wallflower beauty. This webtoon is also very chic. It features fashion, a trendy lifestyle, and some fashionable food.


Let's imagine if this story is set in the romantic Victorian era. Kang Taemu would probably be a young Vicount, a Duke, or an Earl who is looking for a bride to fulfill his grandfather's wishes. And he unexpectedly falls in love with a lovely ordinary girl. He will do anything to pursue her and get her in his arms. If you're a fan of Lisa Kleypas, A Business Proposal is a webtoon you must not miss. Trust me, you guys are going to love it ^_^


 

#4 HARI & YEONG SUH’S FRIENDSHIP


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Besides romance, A Business Proposal is also about friendship. I like the way the creators portrayed Hari and Yeong Suh's friendship in the webtoon. They are true friends and always have each other's back. They understand each other so well and are not judgemental. Hari and Yeong Suh's friendship in A Business Proposal reminded me of Annabelle, Lillian, Evie, and Daisy's friendship in Lisa Kleypas' The Wallflower series. Like Annabelle, Lillian, Evie, and Daisy, Hari and Yeong Suh are also wallflower girls. Hari and Yeong Suh had never been in a relationship or dated anyone before they meet their true love. Even though Hari and Yeong Suh are not lucky when it comes to romance, they did not give up on finding true love and they help each other. As a fan of the webtoon, I'm glad that Hari and Yeong Suh meet the man of their dreams and achieve their fairytale. Such a heartwarming story ^_^


 

#5 TAEMU’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS GRANDFATHER & SEUNG HOON


Taemu & his grandfather (Image: Tapas.io)


Besides romance and friendship, A Business Proposal is also about family. I like the way the creators portrayed Kang Taemu's relationship with his grandfather, and secret cousin, Cha Seong Hoon (who is also his secretary at work). Taemu still loves his grandfather dearly, even though he likes to argue with him. Taemu even refuses to play baduk (a Korean traditional board game), go fishing, and watch classic dramas with his grandfather. But Taemu still sees his grandfather as a great guy.


Taemu & Cha Seung Hoon (Image: Tapas.io)

As a big fan of the webtoon, I like the way the creators portrayed Taemu's relationship with his secret cousin, Cha Seung Hoon. These two grandsons of Chairman Kang love each other so dearly. They always have each other's back even though Taemu sometimes likes to manipulate Seung Hoon. This is the sweetest bromance ever ^_^


 

#6 THE ADORABLE SIDE CHARACTERS


Taemu & Secretary Yoon (Image Tapas.io)

Besides the main characters, I also like the side characters in this webtoon. All the side characters in A Business Proposal are adorable and they are all make-believe characters. Chairman Kang is the most lovable side character in the story. Even though he is an annoying grandfather, he is still a very kind-hearted man who cares for his grandsons and is always there every time they need him. Well, the old man always has his point to be annoying. It's because he is always right. If you read the webtoon, you will find out why Chairman Kang wants Taemu to get married ASAP. It's not because he is desperate to meet his great-grandchildren.


Besides Chairman Kang, I also like Secretary Yoon's character. Secretary Yoon is one of Taemu's secretaries besides Cha Seung Hoon. This character was introduced in Chapter 61: Do You Know What This Mean? Secretary Yoon is also Taemu's romantic rival at work. Yep, he is also interested in Hari when he first meets her. To Secretary Yoon, Hari is sweet, adorable, and energetic. Since Hari and Taemu keep their relationship a secret, Secretary Yoon does not know that the girl he likes is taken. But Secretary Yoon decides to back off when he finds out that Hari is dating Taemu. He highly respects his boss. To me, Secretary Yoon is a very lovable character. Too bad he is not featured in the live-action drama.


 

#7 THIS WEBTOON PROMOTES PROFESSIONALISM


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One of the things that I like about this webtoon is that it promotes professionalism. After Hari marries Taemu, she remains an executive at Sungwoon. She only gets promoted to the managerial position five years after their marriage. Hari gets her promotion because of her hard work. Not because she's the CEO's wife. 



#8 TAEMU & HARI’S RELATIONSHIP


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Ever since A Business Proposal became popular in 2020, Taemu and Hari have always been voted by fans as the best webtoon couple. They are sweet, cute, and adorable. Taemu and Hari are the opposite of each other. Taemu is an alpha male with an iceberg persona. He is also a workaholic and a serious person. While Hari is a wallflower beauty with a child-like persona. She is adorable, energetic, and bubbly. With Hari, Taemu can relax and become the warm gentleman he supposes to be. Taemu and Hari are not perfect human beings. But they complete each other with love, sincerity, and kindness. These three romantic ingredients make Taemu and Hari perfect for each other. To me, Taemu and Hari are an example of a healthy relationship. They cultivate compassion. Not judgment.

 


#9 KANG TAEMU’S CHARACTER


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Point no.9 is the no.1 reason why I enjoy reading A Business Proposal so much! It's because of Kang Taemu! He's a sexy AF alpha male hero and also the character that makes reading webtoons a worldwide pop-culture. Kang Taemu is not just handsome, charismatic, charming, and rich. He is also a very romantic and loving hero who loves his woman so dearly. He is willing to do anything to get the woman of his dreams in his arms. He is sincere and very sure of his feelings.  He is also courageous and is not afraid of challenges. These are the two most important traits of an alpha male hero.


Image: Tapas.io


Kang Taemu's character also reminded me of three book heartthrobs that I have a crush on. Taemu's absolute confidence reminded me of Dr. Hilman Ukasyah in Dr. Alpha Male. His iceberg persona reminded me of Dheo Han from Dheo's. And the way Taemu wants Hari reminded me of Harry Rutledge in Tempt Me At Twilight. Like Harry Rutledge, Taemu strongly believes that Hari is his fate and he is the only man for her. So because of that, Taemu is willing to do anything to win Hari's heart and prove to her that he is right. And another thing that makes Taemu similar to Harry Rutledge is that he is a man who sticks to his words. He won't give people fake promises. Especially to the one that he loves the most. Auwww... this guy is really a dream hero. To all my lovely single galpals and including myself, if you girls meet a guy like Kang Taemu, don't ever let him go! It's because he's the person who will appreciate you for who you are and is willing to face every storm with you, girls. 



Ok, so these are the nine things that make me enjoy reading A Business Proposal webtoon. I love the webtoon as much as I love the drama. Reading this webtoon makes me have a different opinion about love, romance, being with a special someone, and finding the right person to spend the rest of my life with. 

I highly recommend A Business Proposal webtoon to those who are into romantic stories, those who have watched the drama, and those who are a fan of Lisa Kleypas. Trust me, guys, you are going to love this webtoon. And you will fall in love with Kang Taemu's character. But I also need to be honest that this webtoon has some steamy romantic lovemaking and kissing scenes. So it is not suitable for those who are under 16 years old.

Ok, this is all for now. Thank you for reading my thoughts on A Business Proposal webtoon. As a member of the webtoon's fandom, I will share more of A Business Proposal content on this blog in the future. And besides A Business Proposal, I will also share some content from other webtoons on this blog as well. I hope you guys are looking forward to them. I'll see you guys in my next post. Take care.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^

(Authorpreneur, Content Creator, Blogger & Illustrator)


PS: Has anyone of you read A Business Proposal webtoon and watched the drama? If yes, which one did you like more? The webtoon? Or the drama?



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  1. I don't personally consume webtoon's but glad you enjoy this one, it definitely sounds interesting!

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    1. Yes, reading webtoons is a pleasure. It is fun and make you learned some things about storytelling.

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  2. A really interesting read and you've introduced me to something new in Webtoons!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That is interesting, it was fun just reading this and I'm sure it would be great to finish it. Well, it reminded me of a movie that I watched. I will check Lisa too. Thank you for sharing!

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    2. Wow... A movie? You got me intrigued ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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  4. I had to refer back to your previous post to check what webtoon meant - although I had guessed! I like the sound of this story, and your point that it could easily be a Victorian setting too. Beautiful illustrations.

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    1. Yeah!!! I’m now imagining Taemu and Hari in Victorain costume. Hehehe ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  5. I've never heard of the word 'webtoon' before but I like it!

    Corinne x
    https://skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Try to read one, Corinne. You’ll love we toons ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Interesting post, thank you for sharing! ❤❤❤❤❤

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  7. I have not read the webtoon, but only watched the drama. And it is easily one of my favorite dramas of last year. I think each character bodied their role well.

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    1. Yes!!!!!! I agree with you. The casts are perfect. Love Kim Sejeong and Ahn Hyo Seop’s chemistry in the drama ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  8. What a great review! I can see why this is one of the most beautiful webtoons you've ever read. The illustrations are stunning!

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    1. Yeah!!! Even the characters’ facial expressions are stunning. Again, thumbs up to the artist ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  9. This reminds me to get into webtoons; I've seen some others before (not within this genre) and enjoyed them so I think it's time I broaden my tastes!

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    1. Yeah, if you into romantic stories, you will love A Business Proposal ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  10. I haven’t seen a webtoon before but the story sounds wonderful and the illustrations are fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I haven't read this webtoon - or any other, didn't even knew they existed! Definitely intrigued about them now and will look into this! Thanks!

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    1. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›♥️๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•

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  12. I've not heard of this webtoon before but this looks like a gorgeous story with some incredible illustrations x

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  13. This sounds really interesting. Thank you for introducing me to the world of webtoons.

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  14. I haven't read webtoons before, but this one does look interesting! I love the illustrations too and Taemu and Hari do seem like a cute couple.

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    1. Yes! Taemu & Hari are now one of my favorite literary couples. I just can't get enough of them ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  15. I enjoyed reading this. I particularly liked learning about Hari - a honest individual who knows her flaws but is a real go getter. Lovely illustrations too. Thanks for sharing. Jade MumLifeAndMe

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    1. Yes!!!!!!!! Shin Hari is a good role model for young girls. She’s not perfect but that does not stop her from working on her goals ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

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  16. Wowo....these are beautiful webtoon pictures sharing, love your review here & I'm gonna check this out for my read, it's gonna be my 1st webtoon read.cheers Siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Hope you’ll enjoy it ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  17. Great post! I only started reading webtoons last year and they're so much fun! Definitely going to check this one out!

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    1. Auwww... Glad that you’re enjoying webtoons. Yes, A Business Proposal is a must read. It’s the webtoon that makes reading webtoons a worldwide culture.

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  18. Really have to read the webtoon! I watched the Kdrama adaptation and litterally devoured it, need to start asap! Thank you for sharing this Fadima x

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    1. Yesssss!!!!! I’m sure you’re going to enjoy the webtoon as well. Even though the story is a bit different and there some things being modified in the drama from the webtoon.

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  19. Awesome review Fadima. Never heard of webtoon, but the illustrations looks interesting and this may just be the new wave of how people will enjoy reading.

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