"First Girl" by Chiho Saito 4 volumes- complete
Miu was sold off by her mom to a man she barely knew. She will be caught in a whirlwind of romance and bloodshed spanning three countries. The art and mature themes remind me of "Red River". They both have the same set-up wherein she'll meet one bishie after another at different times. I was very excited at first but I got turned off with the story when my fave bishie became hopeless. She ends up with guys that I don't like. Ugh! I find the story very fast paced especially the very first part and then she abruptly cuts off the guy I was rooting for. The mangaka also incorporated the tango dance all thorughout the story to the point that it became incredulous. I've pretty much guessed on how the ending will turn out and it was no surprise at all. I'm wondering why it was entitled, 'First Girl'.
Thanks to Tartza and Julie for recommending this.