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Title: Destructive Desires

Associated Names: Unhealthy Desire, Unwholesome Desire, Yıkıcı Arzular, ปรารถนารักต้องห้าม, 不健全な欲望, 偏執的慾望, 偏执的欲望, 불건전한 욕망

Status: Ongoing (65 chapters)

Genre: Adult, Drama, Josei, Romance

Author: Addis

Artist: Red Peach

Year: 2021

Original Publisher: Bookpal, Naver

Serialized in (Magazine): Naver Series

Licensed (in English): Yes (Tappytoon)


Destructive Desires follows the lives of Seo Yeonwoo and Lee Seokheon, two individuals from vastly different backgrounds. Yeonwoo, an orphaned and lonely girl, finds herself unable to refuse Seokheon’s persistent advances to be his sex partner. However, the guilt of being involved with her savior’s grandson becomes overwhelming for Yeonwoo, especially since Seokheon’s grandfather was the one who took her in when she was orphaned.

The turning point comes when Seokheon presents Yeonwoo with a wedding ring, expressing his willingness to go against his parents’ wishes and marry her. Realizing that she doesn’t want to become a burden to Seokheon’s family, Yeonwoo decides to pack her bags and run away. Just when she thinks everything is going to be okay, she discovers that she is unexpectedly pregnant.


Seo Yeonwoo: The protagonist of the story, Yeonwoo is an orphaned girl who has led a lonely life. She finds herself torn between her guilt and her feelings for Seokheon.

Lee Seokheon: The corporate heir and grandson of the man who took Yeonwoo in, Seokheon pursues a relationship with Yeonwoo despite her initial reluctance.


Destructive Desires explores themes of guilt, societal expectations, and the consequences of one’s actions. It delves into the complexities of relationships and the internal struggles faced by the characters.


The art in Destructive Desires is beautifully done, with detailed illustrations that effectively convey the emotions of the characters. The artist, Red Peach, brings the story to life through their skillful use of linework and shading.

My Review 4/5 ✨

As for my review, I found Destructive Desires to be a compelling and thought-provoking manhwa. The story tackles sensitive topics with a level of depth and nuance that keeps readers engaged. The characters are well-developed, and their struggles feel relatable and genuine.

The pacing of the plot is well-balanced, with enough suspense and surprises to keep readers eagerly turning the pages. The themes explored in the story add layers of complexity, making it more than just a typical romance manhwa.

Overall, I highly recommend Destructive Desires to fans of adult drama and romance. It offers a unique perspective on relationships and the consequences of our choices, all while delivering stunning artwork that enhances the reading experience.

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