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Kirishima Kaoru is the representative of the Fujido Groups while Daigo is a young executive of an American corporation. They are business colleagues by day and lovers by night. Although, Kaoru wishes that he could give up his job and indulge himself in sex with Daigo day and night! Unfortunately due to his deep-rooted insecurities, Kaoru continuously tests Daigo's affection through manipulations. And now, Kaoru's previous boss and lover, Ian, wants Kaoru back in his bed. Who will win in the struggle for power and love?
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I hate you Fujisaki Kou...so damn much...
These two make me want to SCRAP OUT MY EYES! Oh my Christ, Kaoru, would you mind traveling back into time and tell your mother to abort you for me? Thanks. Oh and Daigo? Would you mind going back to the 1st grade? Appreciate it!
How DARE you call this a Romance manga!! These guys have NO FUCKING IDEA what love TRULY IS! Constant sex DOES NOT make you LOVERS FUJISAKI KOU! ANYONE can have a relationship like this and NOT FEEL ANYTHING AT ALL! Holding hands doesn't mean anything either. Kaoru, I understand that your mother was a bitch to you. AND WHO THE HELL COULD BLAME HER!? But that doesn't give you an excuse to tie up your "lover" for the upper hand, leave him whenever because you're "scared", and complain all the damn time YOU SELFISH BIMBO! And Daigo HAS NO COMMON SENSE! Kaoru was CLEARLY bad news from the beginning! Not to mention he's an ASSHOLE to him! You're JUST as horny as he is! Might as well change this to "The Horny Princess and her Sex Slave". And what is wrong with your skin sir? It looks like leather, seriously. And I hate Chiharu so god damn much, it's scary. He's a demon from hell. He come right THE FUCK outta nowhere when things go bad, and he offers "advice" all the time too. And by advice I mean just be a judgmental bastard.
And the art? I almost wanna say better, but I can't say worse either. But either way, this PROVES that their are WORSE "love" stories than Twilight out there!
My REAL verdict for this series is a FUCK YOU/10!
... Last updated on January 28th, 2014, 2:54am
Reality of a learning to balance
I'd say this story was akin to a youngster learning how to balance their childish ego, and the feelings of mutual trust in a lovers relationship.
A lot of people disliked Kaoru but I personally liked him much more than the typical "uke". He was demanding, controlling, egoistical but also the closest an "uke" is to a real human so far. I see nothing wrong with his attitude, after all once push came to shove, Daigo also reared his horns and showed that he too can play the same game.
While a lot of you think Kaoru only 'took' in the relationship I'd like to digress. He often 'gave' a lot of sexual pleasure to Daigo, he let the guy do a lot more than I'd have concidered 'normal' especially with at the end accepting being attacked in his sleep. As far as it goes, it was a give and take, Daigo gave emotional support, and Kaoru sexual.
Good read, not too much heavy drama. My biggest problem was the art to be honest.
LUV LUV LUV IT
kaoru and diago r my favorite couple. their connection drives me crazy, in this part of the series i thought kaoru went a little overboard but i understand why. i think every1 should this part of the series and the whole series at that. LUV THE WORK LUV THE ART LUV EVERYTHING!
Like the previous volumes of this series i found myself immediately drawn in. The art is still good, and the characters keep getting better. The story this time was amusing as well as touching, but it was a little obvious how things would turn out - but thats sort of nice too, we expect and want things to turn out that way, so when they do its like stroking our ego? XD
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Kaoru is a bit of an idiot, testing the limits like that, its as immature as picking a wound just to check it still hurts. But i have to say wow, how on earth did Kaoru sleep through Daigo doing that to him! XD That amused me so much, and its the first time Daigo has made a move without Kaoru's go ahead. Way to go Daigo! Haha
finally it's getting better
i thought the psychology was reasonably well done -- no, i don't LIKE kaoru's behaviour, and sure, what the heck was he thinking letting ian paw all over him, but i know scores of people who do stupid things to their partners -- even though they should really know better -- because they are in some way damaged by prior experiences, so it's absolutely not unrealistic.
kaoru and daigou are the most interesting of the lot for me because they're actually working through some issues that i can see as realistic concerns, while chiharu and kazuki have the weirdest misfires in their relationship; chiharu's reactions and decisions make no sense to me at all. i like him better in a supporting role because there he isn't stupid. i can see why people might think kaoru and daigou are not making any progress, but they are -- kaoru has come a long way already from who he was before daigou, it's just that we didn't really know him when he was all closed off, so it's not that obvious to us; we're only being told about it. by the end of this volume he has certainly learned to reject ian's advances, and he has most definitely learned that he doesn't want to be closed off and alone anymore, and he's learned not to take daigou for granted. that's not at all bad for such a short time. i'm not sure whether he's through testing daigou; i kinda hope so because i will run out of patience if he keeps doing it.
the art is also getting better, though it's still not my thing -- the only guy i find attractive is daigou. the story gets an extra point for kaoru being a power bottom, and for the uke in this series generally being enthusiastic about sex instead of faux-protesting it all the way; we need more BL that tears the stupid seme-uke stereotypes asunder even just a little bit. no, the story isn't new, but the treatment and pacing is better than average.
... Last updated on April 28th, 2011, 4:51am
I actually thought that the psychological aspect of it was pretty well done. People seek reassurance in many ways, that aren't always healthy, especially in the reactions that are created from them. So trying to incorporate that aspect in addition to getting us our yaoi fix, I thought it was well executed. Plus there was some good smut and a bit of that cute embarrassing romance that we all enjoy.
... Last updated on August 1st, 2009, 1:32am
Well, certainly a submissive uke doesn't exist here; Kaoru wants to be in "control" of the relationship, but that doesn't really give him a good reason to come off as a flaming douchebag. I felt really bad for Daigo throughout the entire story. To me, it didn't look like love at all; like the story constantly repeats itself, they're "sex friends". What love there had to be was probably from just the little brain in their penises, or at least Kaoru's.
Really, at this point, having a character who is cold and distant because he doesn't want to be hurt, yet has never loved or felt love before is pretty old; despite the fact the character in question is over thirty, and has sex on a constant basis.
Like I mentioned about repetition, the story felt like it was going no where; from chapter one to the end, I felt like nothing had really changed, and the story was in a rut. It didn't leave a very large impression. Sure, the story had potential to be really good, and the characters were really handsome, but it didn't deliver in the end.
It's not a bad story for a quick read or something to tie over with, and I suppose it's a lot better than a lot of yaoi out there on the market today. It gets a six because of Daigo and the potential it had; it would be much, much lower if I based it on Kaoru alone. Rememberó a five is average, a ten is a masterpiece.
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Really, it never occurred to Kaoru that letting his ex-boyfriend fondle him in front of his boyfriend wouldn't get him pissed? Then he has the nerve to act like he's the victim. Girlish and dumb-as-a-doorknob ukes are boring, but ones that lack morals and common sense are even worse.
... Last updated on February 24th, 2009, 1:15am
While reading i really wanted to slap Kaoru myself and make him stop being so stubborn. The story is great, i even got used to the art. It also struck me while reading this one that the ukes in these series are not whimpy or shy about being intimate....you go sensei!
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