Jaida's Reviews ＆ Ratings
So sweet and sad and really beautiful. The subtle cultural details and the old house as a backdrop give the story so much depth. The characters are well-developed, their past traumas felt realistic as well as their responses to them. And there's a cat! This isn't just a fun read, it really felt meaningful, the kind of story where you find something new each time you read it.
Five stars is not nearly enough for this one. It was hot, the characters fully realized, and the art wonderful! It's so refreshing to see the women's bodies drawn like real bodies, not like they're wearing anti-gravity flotation device on their chest. The male characters were sexy, confident in themselves but still respected their partners boundaries, asking what she was comfortable with and actually listened when she said no. The female characters were just as good, smart and capable and embracing their sexuality, speaking up for what they wanted. Worth every penny, TEN STARS!
The first story (teacher/former student) was kinda cute, the couple had some chemistry and depth to their relationship. The second, about a woman who breaks up with a married co-worker only to have another co-worker blackmail her into doing all his work, was okay but predictable. The third, two co-workers agree on a friends-with-benefits arrangement, was the biggest disappointment. The characters were one-dimensional and boring. The art was so-so. Pretty disappointing overall, but it gets an extra star for the first story.
I can see why it's cheap. There's a lot of filler and a lot of white space. The first and second chapters were pretty good and seemed to be picking up nicely (even if the sex was coercive and non-consensual), but the third was all filler. Nothing happens. Guaranteed you could skip it and not lose the plot.
Cute and funny in places, but somehow the ending just didn't land for me. The early chapters were better.