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dtorini

Cronic Bookaholic

I read any kind of books but lately I'm reading more and more of M/M.

Currently reading

Medium, Sweet, Extra Shot of Geek
R. Cooper
Lessons for Survivors
Charlie Cochrane
The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes
The Road Home
Michael Thomas Ford
Where There's Smoke
L.A. Witt
Mind Fuck
Manna Francis
Crimson Spell, Volume 3
Ayano Yamane
Call Me by Your Name
André Aciman
Neverwhere
Neil Gaiman
Tea and Crumpet
Jay Rookwood, Lisa Worrall, Josephine Myles, Alex Beecroft

All You Need Is Love, Volume 1

All You Need Is Love, Volume 1 - Jinko Fuyuno, Noboru Takatsuki, Karen McGillicuddy 2.75 stars

A nice story of second chance that finally, FINALLY, I could read! :D
Thank you Makhda for lending me the book! *winks & kisses*

Be warned that there's rather long flashback chapters from their senior year in high school. In fact, present and past content were 50:50 of the whole body. The plot itself was nothing new in Yaoi, nothing too complicated or angsty. An ordinary kid met a Yakuza heir, be friends then lovers, separated, met again after eight years and reunited. And they lived happily for now. :D

My issues with this books (of which I was being lenient enough to overlook) were:
- No safe sex. In fact, this is common in yaoi as far as I know. The MCs never used condoms, lube or any protection since the first time they were together.
- For young adults - when they first got intimate - their sex conducts were very experienced indeed (on top of the no protection issue).
- Though I loved that we got to read Kobayakawa's POV at the end, it's overused IMO.

That said, I quite enjoyed this and eager to continue with #book2 right after! :)

I shall just leave this description I loved from the final scene:
…A sour-smelling building in Kabuki-cho, whose thin walls let Sawa hear the shouts of drunks outside and the sound of cars going by and told him that this was reality – not some perfect dream of starched sheets pulled tight over a hotel bed.

A reality that was not merely sweet and tender, but harsh. And Sawa wanted Kobayakawa anyway.

and this ilustration that had me snorting while reading it:

All You Need Is Love