Steamy Love -My First Crush Is Now My Boss!-
Posted on Feb 24th / Genre: Love
"Steamy Love" is (unsurprisingly) set at a beautiful hot spring resort where our girl Aoko has just started working. After visiting the resort as a kid, she always wanted to go back and work there, so we're off to a good start with dreams literally coming true! Just as importantly though, she wanted to meet the kind man she spoke to when she stayed there before. As it turns out, that man, Soji, is still working at the hot spring! ...Though the way they're reunited is quite... awkward, and it seems like he's not the nice guy she remembers him being! What happened during the time Aoko was gone...?
I loved how much character development fit in this short three-chapter story, that somehow managed to believably take Soji from being a jerk, to someone we trust to look after our sweet Aoko. The setting itself is a nice change from the standard city-based romance, with some beautiful countryside scenery and of course the hot springs themselves. Overall, this is just a really comfy read!
The Last Lone Wolf Man of the Month
Posted on Feb 17th / Genre: Harlequin
Posted on Feb 10th / Genre: Shojo
Jun is just so lost in her own world and keeps getting into misunderstandings every chapter... you can't help but feel bad for her, but it's honestly kind of relatable. Not only that, Jun's interactions with the supporting cast just make me want to keep reading. This manga is great, and that's no fantasy!
I Can Say "I Love You" in the Afterlife
Posted on Feb 3rd / Genre: Yaoi
Your Moans Are Mine Alone -Is It Okay for a Yaoi Fangirl to Be Popular?-
Posted on Jan 27th / Genre: Love
Our female lead, Yume, is a die hard fujoshi (she loves her pretty anime boys) and as is required of a true fan, goes out to get her favorite character Hiro's limited edition CD on release day. Unfortunately she gets caught up in a brawl (cue male protagonist Taiyo's entry), and her CD is destroyed! Still mourning of the loss of her treasured CD, Yume is approached by Taiyo at school (he's hella scary y'all). As it turns out, he picked up something she dropped during the brawl and just wanted to give it back! ...and, what's this? Taiyo's voice sounds just like Hiro's! Could this be fate...?
There aren't many legitimately funny mature romance manga about, but this is one of them! Much more light-hearted than your standard drama-filled-flick, this is fun read if you just wanna chill while you read something, but still want it to have a smidgen of spice. Sadly the series hasn't been updated in a long time, but worry not! We have another of the amazing author, Nonda Noda's, mature romance series, "That Unexpected Side to my Childhood Friend -Watch Out for the Animal in Him!-" that you should be sure to check out too!
Posted on Jan 20th / Genre: Harlequin
The Writer's Hand -Life with My Housekeeper-
Posted on Jan 13th / Genre: Shojo
It Felt Good from the First Touch
Posted on Jan 6th / Genre: Yaoi
My Brother's Friend Likes to Flaunt It
Posted on Dec 29th / Genre: Love
Haruka has moved out of her parent's place, now that she's in college, and into her brother's apartment. The only thing getting her down is her brother's unusually sexual friend Iori, who keeps coming over (why is he always wearing tank tops!) The definition of a pretty boy, Iori has a sleek but muscular physique that he can't help but show off, and a... suggestive, way with words. Not to mention the detail in which his 'package' is drawn. It turns out that this sexuality of his is enough to win Haruka over, with her being the one to land the first kiss!
My two favorite things about this book are: how sexy and consensual all the smut is, and how the women are portrayed as being strong whilst still being feminine. The relationships are all super wholesome and honestly this is all exactly what this genre needs more of!
Flower Crowns from the Knight
Posted on Dec 23rd / Genre: Harlequin
Marriage Makers -Case Study: Mikoto Nagita, Lost Sheep-
Posted on Dec 16th / Genre: Shojo
You Want to Be Doted On More Than Anyone
Posted on Dec 9th / Genre: Love
Our House: Love Trouble
Posted on Dec 2nd / Genre: Yaoi
The story starts off pretty intense, with Hibiki mistaking Nonohiko for a call-boy he ordered, but then they hit the 'oh we actually like each other' part and it gets strangely wholesome (but still hot and sweaty as heck) and you find yourself furiously flipping pages so you can reach the next bang-fest.
"Our House" really manages to pull off a smut heavy story, whilst keeping the relationship sweet and interesting to follow, which a lot of smuttier series struggle to do. Also, inverted nipples. That is all.
Posted on Nov 25th / Genre: Harlequin
Sorry! Everyone's Favorite Prince Is No Longer Innocent
Posted on Nov 18th / Genre: Shojo
Yoriko and Taichi are both so cute, and watching the two of them grow together through their hardships is really heartwarming! Their will-they-won't-they nature will keep you reading, hoping for something to happen between these two good friends and confidants. This prince may not be innocent, but it doesn't stop this manga from being a sweet read!