08th Sep 2008

Love Recipe 2

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this release. The first volume was so sweet and funny that I found myself completely hooked. I’m happy to say that the second volume continues with the sweetness and inspired lunacy that made the first volume such a treat.

So again, we have Ozawa, who is very earnestly giving his all to the publishing company. He’s determined to be the best editor that he can be. This is all well and good, but it doesn’t leave him much time to see his lover, Kakyoin. Now, if you remember from last time, Kakyoin is a BL artist, working under a female pseudonym. The only people that know he’s a male are Ozawa, the head of the editorial department and Kakyoin’s devoted team of Gothic Lolita assistants.

When Ozawa and Kakyoin manage to be alone with each other, it’s explosive, but it’s really hard for them to find that time. Things get even more strained when the head of the editorial department sends Ozawa on an interview to judge a new artist.

This new artist just happens to be a gay man. When the new guy shows promise, the editor-in-chief is no dummy and wants to see if she can make magic happen twice. She wants Ozawa to work with this new guy, to see if he can inspire him the way that Kakyoin does. Ozawa’s game as long as he doesn’t have to sleep with the new guy. His ass belongs to Kakyoin.

Then, the editor-in-chief gets the bright idea that Kakyoin should mentor the new guy. That would work, except for the fact that no one knows that Kakyoin is a guy! Ugh! What a mess.

It all works out in the end, but it’s quite a ride getting there. I love the humor and the tone of this series. It pokes fun at the BL industry without ever being mean-spirited. It’s just all-around cute and wonderful. The only thing that I don’t like is the length of time between releases!

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