Despite appearances, this manga is actually a comedy, and there are loads of scenes that had me grinning. It has some serious, realistic scenes that pack a punch too, though. I think that's what I love most about it! Tomoaki insists that he hasn't been straight since he developed feelings for Chikashi, and honestly, it's just such a nice difference to the normal yaoi stories where they're only gay for each other or try to deny their feelings for another guy or whatever, I actually shed a tear. I've been waiting so long to read a story like this...! But, on the other hand, it's not like, "'I like you!' 'I like you, too!' And they both lived happily ever after~" Chikashi is constantly worrying about what others will think of Tomoaki for being with a man and whether their relationship is worth it for Tomoaki. The characters' backstories are well fleshed-out, and you get to see both the good times and the bad. It's nice watching them all grow. I especially like the CEO, who plays a pretty big part... We get to see his past, too! (Yay!) So, yes, this is a comedy, but it will also tear your heart out through your eyes... Good times!
Aaand, as it happens, this is actually the first volume in a triology! Don't miss the second volume, "Me, My Trainee, and the Sequel to Our Love", out on December 13 2017! (Posted by Yao)
Chika always thought that her cousin Kaoru was a girl, but it turns out she couldn't be more wrong. Pretty much as soon as she opens the door of her new apartment, it hits her that her cousin is a handsome young man... in a passionate embrace of another girl. The latter, naturally, storms out of the apartment, thinking that Chika is yet another one of Kaoru's girlfriends and you can't really blame her for that, as it turns out Kaoru is, in fact, quite the womanizer. And now, the half-naked Kaoru is going to show his cousin just how much he's changed over the years...
So, if you're in the mood for a spicy love story with a pushy, yet caring male protagonist, you surely won't be disappointed by this one! (Posted by Pepper)
I also loved the third story, What You Taught Me. Soichiro transfers to Yui's department after a rumored violent incident involving a female employee at HQ. Yui organizes his disaster of a welcome dinner. Feeling sorry, she invites him out for drinks. Soichiro is baffled. She didn't drink earlier, so why now? Yui reveals that she gets horny when she drinks. Three sheets to the wind later, they're between the sheets. Yui's feelings for Soichiro transform as the story and rumors unravel.
All five stories spotlight bereft protagonists swearing off relationships for good and clinging to preconceived notions about people and love. If you're in the mood for some heartwarming yet sweet love and fairly steamy sex, this one's for you. (Posted by Candi)