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"Kataomoi." (Ren'Ai Rensai #4)

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The day Aiko and Reina move into their own home together is supposed to be a joyous occasion. However, with Reina working five to six days a week, Aiko the budding housewife finds solitude tough to handle. She jumps headlong into making friends at the nearest lesbian get-together but meets one person not interested: Reina's bitter ex-girlfriend, who fills her emotional ...more
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published March 29th 2013 by Barachou Press
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Fernanda
Jun 14, 2013 Fernanda rated it really liked it
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With this 4th book in the Ren'Ai Rensai series we go back at the time when Reina and Aiko start to live together.

Like the book Hatsukoi this book with this change of time frame in the narration, help the readers to understand things a little bit better...and dig in things that physiologically are important as foundations for the characters development in the books that talk about the present time.

It's a good read but like Hatsukoi and Daisuki is not actually as good as Seikou..but this is merely
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Britti
Apr 14, 2013 Britti rated it it was amazing
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This tale of unrequited love, over many characters, is a very fun read and a great installment to the Ren'ai Rensai series. You delve into not only a past relationship of Reina's, but we see glimpses into Aiko's admission to her mother, Junko, which was a powerful scene that I could definitely relate to. But what stole the show was the reappearance of a certain character from Hatsukoi. Definitely can't wait to see more of her! But overall, this journey through kataomoi was very fulfilling to the ...more
Sarah Savala
May 13, 2014 Sarah Savala rated it it was amazing
I could've sworn I left a review on this particular book by Ms. Billings last year when it came out, but I guess not. Anyway, this is a wonderful book, and it accurately describes the trials and tribulations young women go through when they're in love, particularly lesbian women. I enjoyed the references to Takarazuka Revue, as well as all of the 90's Japanese pop music references. The author clearly did her research and the result is a masterpiece that I want to read again because it left me ...more
Tara Christofes
Mar 16, 2014 Tara Christofes rated it it was amazing
A great book, and a great flashback to the girls moving in together. A difficult read in some parts, you really feel for Aiko, who still aspires to be a housewife despite having an alternative lifestyle in Japan, and for Reina, who is struggling to find her own place in a rigid, gender binary society.
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Hildred Billings is a Japanese and Religious Studies scholar who has spent her entire life knowing she would write for a living someday. She has lived in Japan a total of three times in three different locations, from the heights of the Japanese alps to the hectic Tokyo suburbs, with a life in Shikoku somewhere in there too. When she’s not writing, however, she spends most of her time talking ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Ren'Ai Rensai (5 books)
  • "Daisuki." (Ren'Ai Rensai, #1)
  • "Hatsukoi." (Ren'Ai Rensai, #2)
  • "Seikou." (Ren'Ai Rensai, #3)
  • "Koibumi." (Ren'Ai Rensai, #5)

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