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05th Jun 2008

Thirsty For Love

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I like complicated stories. I don’t always like needing a flow chart to figure out who’s sleeping with whom. However, complicated stories are a hell of a lot more fun than stories that I’ve already seen eight times over, yet just in different packaging.

Now, I know that this story isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. There’s some het sex in there. Not that I mind het sex. But, there is a contingent of BL fans out there who think that girl bits are icky. I also think that contingent needs to grow the hell up.

So, Yuka loves three different men. She loves them all equally. The guys are fairly cool about sharing her and keep their jealousy mostly in check. The thing is that Yuka doesn’t have much love to give. She’s got a lot of living to cram into a short amount of time. Once she’s gone, the bonds that were keeping the jealousy at bay are torn apart. The boys start hurting each other to ease their pain. Comfort can be found with each other, but the question that remains is, are they strong enough to take it?

I really like this one. In fact, I like it a lot more than I thought I would. Even though it’s a completely improbable scenario, I bought into it and got sucked right into the boys’ pain. This was a really nice change a pace from the school-boy and salaryman romances that I’ve been seeing from June. I really enjoyed the dynamics between the characters and how it developed over the course of the story.

You know, not being able to remember an author’s name just struck again. I should have known going in that this was going to be a good, powerful story. Satosumi Takaguchi, who is behind Shout Out Loud and Can’t Win With You, was one of the authors. No wonder I liked it so much!

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