Deadly Sugar Syrup [Plus Digital-Only Bonus]
Posted on June 12th / Genre: Yaoi
In his effort to keep Sakura all to himself (as food), he seduces Sakura and even agrees to become his lover. Everything up to this point is great archetypal build-up, but what I truly loved about this manga is what happens after. The emotional dance that Sakura and Mizuki do to figure out their own true feelings. How clumsy and awkward they both are as they do their best to work around Mizuki's unsatiable appetite. The way they are so both so earnest, yet stubborn, but unable to be more straight-forward with each other.
This manga was so sweet, with the most perfect touch of bitterness, and peppered with light, fun humour throughout. If you're looking for something to pull at your heart strings but also make you smile, definitely check this out!
A Scandalous Melody
Posted on June 5th / Genre: Harlequin
What starts off as a typical revenge story turns into a rather intense tale of mutual passion that couldn't be extinguished by misunderstandings and betrayal. Although Chase insists that he despises Kate and wants nothing more than to see her humiliated, his heart is at odds with that resolve. Kate is also struggling to stay calm and collected while the love she feels for her supposed nemesis pushes her to make rash decisions. The push and pull between the couple and the interesting contrast between the internal monologues and what they actually reveal to one another makes for quite a riveting read! You just can't miss it!
That's the Hottest Restaurant in Enoshima
Posted on May 29th / Genre: Shojo
While reading this story, you can tell the author did a lot of research on French cuisine, and put just as much effort into drawing it! Everything looks so good, just reading this manga makes me hungry. If reading about delicious food isn't good enough to sate your appetite, the touching love story with a full-color ending is the perfect pairing that's guaranteed to leave you stuffed to the brim, yet still wishing for more!
A Drop of Love
Posted on May 22nd / Genre: Love
Will Karen be able to tell him how she really feels? Will she ever be able to stand-up for herself? Read on and find out!
The Essence of Love
Posted on May 15th / Genre: Yaoi
Wow, where do I start? This was so cute, and not your typical angel-on-earth manga. The art is wonderful and slick and the characters are charming and loveable. While it does not dig too deep, morality and what it means to be "good" is explored in a down-to-earth way, giving this romance a layer of thought that is often lacking in yaoi manga.
The quest to turn the celestial guide into the trashiest of scum is about to begin! But fate has it that it will not go as smoothly as Kira would like...
Dante's Wedding Deception
Posted on May 8th / Genre: Harlequin
This story takes you on a wild ride from start to finish, and it's quite unpredictable. Even when you think you've got it all figured out, there's another twist and your perception of the characters changes. As per the title, there really is a lot of deception going on in unexpected places! The chemistry shared by the main couple is amazing and makes you want to root for them. Beautiful art is an undeniable plus, too. You just have to check it out!
Running a Love Hotel with My Math Teacher
Posted on Apr 24th / Genre: Shojo
Posted on Apr 17th / Genre: Love
Satoshi and Kakeru [Plus Digital-Only Bonus]
Posted on Apr 10th / Genre: Yaoi
Satoshi is a famous author who is more than bit creepy, and morbid... but he falls for Kakeru, a host who is the complete opposite. After overcoming much difficulty in the prequel, their bond is stronger and Kakeru finds himself in love with Satoshi. As you may have noticed, this manga actually a spin off from another comic, so it starts a little abruptly, but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable on its own! The art is extremely charming and expressive, and the characters are fun and incredibly endearing.
I thought that this manga was refreshing and heart-warming because while it was very steamy and sexy, the focus was on the two characters expressing their love in indirect ways, e.g. Kakeru trying not to pounce on Satoshi at every chance he gets because Satoshi's sex drive is lower. One of the best parts of their relationship is how Kakeru cares for Satoshi when he's going through a massive depressive episode, something you rarely get to see in mainstream media, let along yaoi manga.
The second couple featured in this manga are tooth-achingly sweet as well! All in all this manga was such a treat, and I hope you will give it a chance!
A Royal World Apart
Posted on Apr 3rd / Genre: Harlequin
This manga is actually quite surprising, and although it does feature some well-known tropes, the characters are refreshingly mature. The conflicts in the story don't feel forced, and the plot moves at a good pace and keeps you interested until the end. Makhail's past plays a very important part, and the way Eva reacts to it is quite touching. They're a couple you want to root for and the beautiful art is definitely a huge plus! Don't miss out on this title!