16th May 2010
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
16th May 2010
This book has been sitting in my To-Be-Read pile since it came out. I kept getting distracted by other releases, and passing this one over in favor of artists I was familiar with.
Now that I’ve broken down and read it, I have mixed feelings. I liked it. It was nicely graphic. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the forcing of our lovely uke-boy into happy butt-sex land.
Now, we all know that in the world of BL, forcing your lover into intimacy = TRUE LOVE - so this is something that I’m used to.
It just makes me pause for a minute, when I’m reading a story like this. In any other genre I would be ready to throw the book against the wall, but in BL, I just accept it as happy-fun-time.
Weird how this genre messes with your brain like that.
So, there’s Yanagi, who picks up a pretty young man at a bar. Yanagi, looking for nothing more than a night of fun, invites the young man back to a hotel room.
There, he discovers that our drunken uke-boy is a virgin, and spends the rest of the night playing with his new toy.
All well and good, right? Well the next morning, our young ex-virgin isn’t too pleased to wake up next to Yanagi.
He cusses Yanagi out, and rushes out of the room.
Now, Yanagi is a bit perturbed at this. He had a great night, and wasn’t expecting a boatload of drama, so he sets out to find his mystery man.
The mystery man, Arata, is the twin brother of a bartender that Yanagi knows, and is horrified at his behavior.
Now that Yanagi knows who he is, he’s going to leverage Arata’s request for secrecy to have him at his beck and call. But, when things start to get intense, both Yanagi and Arata have to question their motives.
I’m not sure if I’m going to pick up the rest of this series, but I have to admit to being curious as to where they’re going with this. Well, aside from the happy ever after and declarations of true love. That’s standard.
I’m curious to see just how much angst there’s going to be while they’re getting there.