27th May 2008


Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

To say that I was squealing and bouncing up and down with joy when I heard that this title got picked up for a release would be an understatement. The title story in this compilation is my all-time favorite. I never thought that the artist, Toko Kawai, could draw smut. In my mind, her stuff was always just light and sweet and not graphic at all.

Happily, I was proven wrong. Here there be smut, and not just any kind of smut, there there be hot ‘sneaking around on our girlfriends because the sex is just too damn hot’ kind of smut. Here there be ‘boys experimenting and piercing tender bits’ kind of smut.

This, my friends, is what got me started on my kink for stories about boys sneaking around with each other. Words cannot describe the love that I have for this story. For me it’s just mind-bogglingly good. The other stories in the compilation are just as sweet as the title story, but they just didn’t grab me in quite the way that the title story did.

“Situation” revolves around two childhood best friends. They were told when they were young that boys couldn’t fall in love with other boys and one of the boys took that to heart, bottling up his feelings for his friend tighter than a drum. He started to use girls as a way to hide his feelings for his friend. Things do work out well in the end, but, oh, the angst getting there.

“Sakura” gives us a young salaryman who’s given an odd assignment. He’s to take the heir of the company, who has been completely sheltered from real life, and teach him how to live on his own. Again, we’re faced with a boy who was told at a young age that his feelings for another male were wrong and that he’s some how defective for having them.

I really couldn’t ask for anything more in a book. 801 Media is just knocking them out of the park when it comes to addictive stories. They seem to have their finger on the pulse of what the more mature fan wants in their BL manga and the format they want it in. If they keep putting out stuff like this, then 801 Media has made a fan for life out of me.

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