Posted on Sep 18th / Genre: Shojo
This story takes place with the past and present interspersed. When Chika happens to run into Kataru for the first time six years later, it's as if those summer memories from all those years ago have bubbled up to the surface and are reaching up to a slow boil. And that's exactly what Asuka Sakashita is great at doing in this story! Each chapter starts out leaving you wondering what will come next, and slowly builds up to a heart-pounding climax, only to leave you hanging for the next chapter. I admit I couldn't put it down myself without reading everything in one sitting!
Chika and Kataru, as well as Kataru's younger sister Yuki, are really interesting and fleshed-out characters who react to the manga's themes of love, despair, loss, and change in realistic ways. Both of them deal with sadness and pain differently, and the story takes some surprising turns as their relationship develops! Just because summer is over, it doesn't mean you have to be sad. Check out Summertime Blues and cure your own malaise!
From Booty Call to Girlfriend
Posted on Sep 11th / Genre: Love
It Starts from the Inside
Posted on Sep 4th / Genre: Yaoi
The two main characters are colleagues who start off with a physical relationship and the story doesn't take its time to showcase the main fetish of the manga, urethra bougies. The story does admittedly begin in a stereotypical office-yaoi way and visits tropes such as share-a-room-on-a-business-trip, but it soon guides us deeper into the minds of the two protagonists, who dance around their developing feelings.
I love that the bottom seems to have less control in bed, but more control out of bed, and vice versa for the top, and the two have a mature, consensual relationship that they constantly test the boundaries of, for better or for worst. I really found myself rooting for them to end up happy, and I hope you do too!
The Taming of Xander Sterne The Twin Tycoons II
Posted on Aug 28th / Genre: Harlequin
At a glance, this manga seems to be a typical story of a playboy falling in love with an honest and pure-hearted lady, but there's more than a touch of uniqueness to it. Both the hero and the heroine have some heavy burdens to shoulder, and their struggles feel almost uncomfortably realistic. Xander's battle with his childhood trauma and attempts to overcome being a victim of abuse are both heart-wrenching and moving. Sam, on the other hand, is fragile yet strong, willing to do absolutely anything for her daughter. Watching those two come together and observing how they work out their differences is the best part of the reading experience, although the beautiful art certainly makes things even better! Whole-heartedly recommended!
I Hate Romance Comics!
Posted on Aug 21st / Genre: Shojo
But, Momoko Akashi wants nothing to do with any of that! For her, romance comics are tied in with the worst day of her life. After that horrible day, Momoko swore that she would never touch another romance comic ever again. But, her friend is sick of her constant badmouthing and "curses" her: Momoko is forced to find love in the most "romance comic" way possible with the first boy she sees! It's happily ever after whether she likes it or not! And, guess what, it's none other than Aiji Aoto, the boy she absolutely hates!
Despite all the crazy situations Momoko finds herself in with Aiji, she's determined to stay strong and not lose to her stupid curse. Besides, there's no way the curse is even real, right!? Will she succumb to her sweet happy ending after all? Don't be a hater and check it out for yourself!
Posted on Aug 14th / Genre: Love
Mr. Katakura's Dirty Little Secret
Posted on Aug 7th / Genre: Yaoi
I looooooove me some Nonda Noda! A master in both Love Manga and Yaoi manga, this is just the perfect combination of so many tropes that push my buttons. 1) Secret night life to a otherwise prim-and-proper character, 2) A "straight" top, 3) Super beautiful art, 4) Adorable side characters... and so much more! I had gone into this thinking it would be light-hearted and a simple, fun, smutty read, but ended up more emotional than I had expected, which is always the best surprise. Also, the extra chapter at the end is SUCH a special and surprising treat as well... You won't be disappointed!
Married for the Tycoon's Empire Brides for Billionaires I
Posted on July 31st / Genre: Harlequin
The Bittersweet Taste of Love -Bakery and Restaurant-
Posted on July 24th / Genre: Shojo
Ryoichi is the award-winning head chef at a hotel bakery. Chika has been in love with him ever since she crossed paths with him when her sister, Hazuki, hired him to create her wedding cake four years ago. What better place to fall in love than at a wedding, right? There's just one problem: Chika's sure Ryoichi has a crush on Hazuki due to the amazing intricacy and incredible beauty of the cake topper he created. Oh yeah, and also Ryoichi has no respect for anyone and belittles everyone he meets. Darn. Even their boss isn't safe from his sharp tongue!
But deep down, beneath his rough exterior, Chika knows that Ryoichi has a caring heart, even though she can't bring herself to tell him how she feels. Now that Chika is working at the same hotel, maybe her chance will finally come! Will Ryoichi notice her for who she really is, or will Chika be forever doomed to hiding her sweet feelings behind her sweet creations? Read on for a story of love and dessert so savory you'll be hungry for more!
Love in the Fujinami Household -A New Romance Begins in the Family!?-
Posted on July 17th / Genre: Love
"If you want a husband, there's one right here," Takaomi says nonchalantly.
"...Huh? Where?" Saki asks.
"You shouldn't be so rude to your husband," Takaomi responds, as he leans in to Saki...
Hold up...! Takaomi can't be serious...!? Read on today and find out what happens next!