• manga,  Uncategorized

    MANGA: Seishounen no Tame no Yuuryou Tosho

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    Seishounen no Tame no Yuuryou Tosho – Yuuko Yoshida

    Shun Imai is a shy, quiet boy who struggles with the idea that he may be gay. One day, he is found reading a BL novel by his classmate Kounosu, who calls him out on it. Although Imai is surprised and anxious, Kounosu says “I want to know more about you…” This starts a tender relationship that takes place over time, pulling at your heart strings

    I love the idea of boys reading BL and living out their BL fantasies but the manga felt like it’s trying too hard to be emotionally mature.

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    REVIEW: Promises Part 3 by A.E. Via

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    The Bounty Hunters: Promises Part 3 – A.E. Via

    A bounty hunter’s partners to lovers’ story.
    The hunt is on… and he’s the prey.

    Bradford (Ford) King was sure he had the rest of his life mapped out. Though he was no longer a SEAL Lieutenant, his brother was home safe and he had a job that still allowed him to satisfy his hunger for hunting bad guys. Life was simple, no distractions or complications – at age forty-six – that’s all Ford wanted. What he didn’t want was his work partner, sniper/watchman, Dana, giving him s**t all the time.

    Dana Cadby had grown up labeled a roughneck from the wrong side of the tracks. He’d fought, scrounged, and survived despite a father that constantly told him he couldn’t. Dana pulled himself up by his own boot straps and made a name for himself in the marksman community. He’d been Duke’s bounty watchman for five years. It was his job to ensure their safety, watch their backs. At thirty-three, he was trusted, well respected by his peers, his bosses, his friends… so why couldn’t he earn the same respect from his partner?

    Dana knew he was bisexual before he graduated high school. He also knew he was attracted to the huge, 6’3”, SEAL from the moment he and his brother came to join their team. It wasn’t easy for him to tamp down his immediate reaction to Ford’s thick muscles, full beard, and dark eyes. Still, Dana exhibited nothing but professionalism towards him, not wanting to make his ‘straight’ partner uncomfortable. So why did Ford constantly give him hell?

    After Dana took back his ex-girlfriend, he’d noticed an intensification in Ford’s bad attitude. One that turned aggressive and downright antagonistic, and Dana was damned if he’d just lay down and take it. He was gonna make that man respect him if it was the last thing he did.

    When Duke sends Dana and Ford out to track down their most dangerous bounty yet, they both embrace the fact that they make one hell of a team… but they fight tooth and nail against the powerful intimacy brewing between them.

    Beware: If Ford and Dana connect completely, god help the fugitive who’s in the sights of the hunter and his watchman.

    This story is a part of a series but can stand alone. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has a HEA.


    They were a couple of idiots but at least their story was better than Quick and Cayson’s.

    Idiot #1 is Ford. A stubborn fool who refused to acknowledge his feelings for his partner.

    Idiot #2 is Dana. Who needs to grow a pair and dump his snobby user of a girlfriend.

    The on-again-off-again girlfriend was annoying as fuck but I wasn’t annoyed with Ford and Dana. They were actually kind of amusing in the way dumb asses are amusing. Ford made a big deal about the age difference between them but he was as immature as the younger guy.

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    Yep, they deserve each other.

    We get the usual ratio of 90% relationship woes/romance stuff, 10 % action/suspense. At this point, I already know what to expect so no sense complaining about the lack of bounty hunting procedural and other case-related scenes.

    We also get the usual not-so-deep plot and character development but despite all this, the author is especially adept at making you care for her characters. Sure, I roll my eyes at the OTT-ness of it all but at the end of the day, I really, really want her alphas to get their HEAs. Even the idiots.

    The next book is the one I’m most excited to read about. Based on the teasers, Brian’s book is going to be the best. I just know it!

    P.S.

    The best way to get to know these tough guys is to read The Bounty Hunters books in order.
    Promises Part 1 review here
    Promises Part 2 review here
    A.E. Via books here

    Rating:
    3 Stars – not exactly setting my world on fire but I liked it

    Soundtrack: I Wanna Be Yours
    Artist: Arctic Monkeys
    Album: AM

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    I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
    Breathing in your dust
    I wanna be your Ford Cortina
    I will never rust
    If you like your coffee hot
    Let me be your coffee pot
    You call the shots babe
    I just wanna be yours

    Secrets I have held in my heart
    Are harder to hide than I thought
    Maybe I just wanna be yours
    I wanna be yours, I wanna be yours
    Wanna be yours, wanna be yours, wanna be yours

    Let me be your ‘leccy meter and I’ll never run out
    And let me be the portable heater that you’ll get cold without
    I wanna be your setting lotion (I wanna be)
    Hold your hair in deep devotion (how deep?)
    At least as deep as the Pacific Ocean
    I wanna be yours

    Secrets I have held in my heart
    Are harder to hide than I thought
    Maybe I just wanna be yours
    I wanna be yours, I wanna be yours
    Wanna be yours, wanna be yours, wanna be yours
    Wanna be yours, wanna be yours, wanna be yours, wanna be yours

    I wanna be your vacuum cleaner
    Breathing in your dust
    I wanna be your Ford Cortina
    I will never rust
    I just wanna be yours (wanna be yours)
    I just wanna be yours (wanna be yours)
    I just wanna be yours (wanna be yours)

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