Lovestory Manga Wednesday: Ten Count

Clears throat. Has a moment of going red in the cheeks and warm along the ear tips.

Shall we begin?

First and foremost, this is a boys love / yaoi manga series with explicit content not designed for people under the age of 18. The text deals with a therapist and a patient and a series of events designed to help the patient master their compulsive behaviors. Quite a few events could be triggering to some audiences. Caution is advised.

With that disclaimer out of the way…

Hello little ball of smutty gloriousness. This ticks all the boxes for eyecandy reading. Anatomical proportions, good background, decent linework that doesn’t come off as hurried or over-labored.

I rather liked this story. True, quite a few scenes are tropey set ups, and if you aren’t into reading this type of work, it could be construed easily as an unbalanced predatory power dynamic. It is not something that should be used as a methodology for enacting in one’s own life.

Stepping into the story as purely a fantasy set up though, the characters have enough depth to justify all of the risque content. The story progresses with the characters both growing emotionally together and as their own individual selves. The overarching arc is addressed with a minimum of loose ends left to pick up, if at all, if you even care.

Look, usually people who pick this kind of stuff up aren’t looking for the romantic storyline to be deeply developmental. They’re looking for that short term dopamine release that comes with a little bit of love and a lot of…well… *ehem*.

And yes. I’ve read this twice already…so, would I suggest it?

Only if I knew the person I was talking to would not have a triggering problem with the unbalanced power dynamic and invasion of space and coercion thinly veneered as a series of therapy session. If you’re good knowing that, this is a nice bit of tasty.

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Chapel Orahamm View All →

I am a writer and artist working through the Kavordian Library series. I write sci-fi, fantasy, lgbt romance.

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