Kamatte Hoshii no? – Suzukura Hal
A freshman in college, Amano, is taken a liking by a mysterious senpai, Kamishiro, who raises chicks. When Kamishiro hugs him out of nowhere in their first meeting, he thinks this senpai is crazy, but as he spends more time with him he sees how kind he is. But one day, while Amano is playing with the chicks, Kamishiro kisses him out of nowhere! An airheaded research student and a kuudere freshman’s love story.
A bunch of trite sempai stories on the theme of “want my attention?”
Want my attention?: baseless insta-love
I Can’t Hate You: Has this Ashio-sempai nothing to do all day than hang around Ryouta’s apartment?!
I Can’t Say No to Your Hands: Your usual friends-to-lovers trope. The best story in the collection
You Can’t Do It Alone: Ok, so we all fail at adulting sometimes, but what are the odds of getting a boyfriend because of a messy apartment?
From Morning to Night: cliche AF
The Two of Us Together: cutesy shit 1
Do You Want To Play?: cutesy shit 2
Psycop: Criss Cross – Jordan Castillo Price
Criss Cross finds the ghosts surrounding Victor getting awfully pushy. The medications that Victor usually takes to control his abilities are threatening to destroy his liver, and his new meds aren’t any more effective than sugar pills.
Vic is also adjusting to a new PsyCop partner, a mild-mannered guy named Roger with all the personality of white bread. At least he’s willing to spring for the Starbucks.
Jacob’s ex-boyfriend, Crash, is an empathic healer who might be able to help Victor pull his powers into balance, but he seems more interested in getting into Victor’s pants than in providing any actual assistance.
I know most people are squee-ing over the romance but up until now, I still don’t understand what Jacob sees in Victor. I get the protective streak, pill-popping Victor is high most times and tends to to get into trouble but he’s a mess and seems to bring nothing into the relationship. Is it a wish fulfillment thing? Because this could have been done more convincingly with a bit of depth and background information.
I also don’t know why Vic kept thinking about how gay something is, like do straight guys eat salad, that sort of thing. It’s kind of stupid.
Not to say I didn’t enjoy the audiobook. I do like Gomez Pugh’s voices for both Vic and Jacob as well as Vic’s commentaries apart from the one mentioned above. The mystery wasn’t that deep but it kept me listening. And we have Crash, Jacob’s ex. Crash is interesting enough in his own right without the Jacob connection and I am vaguely entertaining a Vic + Crash hook up because Jacob is perfect the way computer simulations are perfect.
3.5 Stars – that place between like and love
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I see dead people. But, then by God, I do something about it!Dean Koontz