I can't really adequately express my feelings on this book. I loved it, I mean, I really loved it but I just can't put into proper words exactly what...moreI can't really adequately express my feelings on this book. I loved it, I mean, I really loved it but I just can't put into proper words exactly what I'm feeling. *sigh*
Jordan and Alec (aka Tyler Curtis) are very lovable characters. Jordan is kind of portrayed as a douche bag but he's really not. He's sweet to Alec but a bit standoffish to others. Alec is just adorable. Our first glimpse of the 'true' Alec is when he is dancing and singing to his heart's content back stage when he thinks no one can see him. It was such a contrast to the 'Tyler Curtis' image that it automatically put a smile on my face just reading about it. Alec is so naive and gullible, though; he has some major emotional issues, you feel so bad for him and added to the fact he's epileptic makes you just want to give him a giant hug. Although, Jordan does do a great job of giving Alec the love he deserves and needs.
Bec, Jordan's sister, was hysterical. She brings to the story the lightness Alec's disorder makes kind of depressing. Ugh, not really depressing but sad? If I wasn't laughing from her, I was crying because of what Alec is going through but then I'd be laughing again because Bec and Alec together is like a tag-team of uber-hyper children. Lol. I left the story with a sweet smile on my face that made my day because of the sappiness Jordan and Alec create together.
I appreciated the fact Alec's epilepsy was actually talked about and not just glossed over. We experience Alec go through his seizures multiply times. It's a big part of the story and how he gets under so much stress his seizures start to escalate into something causing him to be hospitalized for a long period of time.
The conflict with the manager is kind of a typical one. Where Frank, the manager, takes advantage of Alec at such a young age where all Alec wants is to be accepted. It's quite sad what Frank does to Alec but even though it was a bit cliched, I still enjoyed it and I still want to cut off Frank's balls. (view spoiler)[Except, well, the guy Frank owed money to shot off his balls so I was a bit satisfied with that... What does it say about me that I actually liked this ball-shooting guy? Hmmm.... (hide spoiler)]
All in all, this was a great rocker story. I loved the fact it not only gave me my fix for rockers but also lets me experience a touch of sadness with Alec's disorder without making it too angsty. Definitely recommended. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This is one of my most favorite books. I could read it a million times and never get sick of it. I've been trying to read books similar to it but can...moreThis is one of my most favorite books. I could read it a million times and never get sick of it. I've been trying to read books similar to it but can never find anything that beats how much I love this book. It's an unconventional story that has just about every horrible thing in it (at least according to the vanilla folks ;-P). Rape, abuse, prostitution, kidnapping, bdsm. The list can go on and on. It's definitely NOT for the faint of heart. In fact, it might not even be for those hardcore readers. It's a book that's sweet in it's own context. I felt the love for the MCs rolling off the pages and no matter how many times I read this, I still cry in certain spots (and I don't cry often) and get a goofy grin with the ending.
I recommend it but only if you are looking for something to broaden your horizons and I do mean BROADEN in the most liberal aspect out there.
The format I own is not currently available and could definitely have used a better editor but I'm looking forward to reading what Derekica makes of the next edition. Which should be coming out soon. I think. :)(less)
I loved this book. It was a very, very sweet read, imo.
It starts off kind of depressing with Logan going through a rough time and about to lose his b...moreI loved this book. It was a very, very sweet read, imo.
It starts off kind of depressing with Logan going through a rough time and about to lose his business. He asks for help and in comes Hallan, an elf from another world. Hallan has been watching Logan for the past two years (his time, 9 months Logan's time), through an elf mirror, and has fallen in love with Logan so when Logan asks for help, he drops everything he's doing to answer Logan's plea.
In the midst of the story, Hallan creates potions that Logan sells and helps his business get back on its feet. However, while Logan's business is blooming, his heart is breaking because Hallan and he are from two different worlds and there's stipulations that are attached to the mirror Hallan goes through to visit Logan. Between Logan's inability to properly see Hallan when they meet and the dangers Hallan faces at home, they both go through a difficult time trying to figure out a way to be together before anything fatal happens to Hallan.
You know, I loved this book. Logan and Hallan together was so captivating to me that I didn't want to put them down. I stayed up late to finish reading it, that's how good it was to me. Lol. I can't even give you a specific reason why I loved it just that I was drawn in from start to finish. ^_^
I would have liked to see more of Hallan's world, though, and for it to have been longer so we could have delved deeper into Logan and Hallan's relationship.
All in all, a great book. Short, sweet and cute. (less)
**spoiler alert** This is a very cute and sweet story. Quinn is an introvert. Because of his height, people are either afraid of him or want him to ti...more**spoiler alert** This is a very cute and sweet story. Quinn is an introvert. Because of his height, people are either afraid of him or want him to tie them up in bed. In reality, he's shy, hates crowds and not very handsome. Josh is the opposite. He loves crowds, is always happy and extremely attractive. When they're both booked for a single's tour to Disneyland, they realize just how perfect for each other they are.
This is definitely a book many people will probably re-read because of how sweet the romance is. I loved how even though Quinn isn't Josh's normal type, Josh still made it his mission to get Quinn out of his shell and along the way falls hard for Quinn. And, Quinn. He's just a lovable character. His shyness makes him adorable in my eyes and his insecurities make him a gentle giant.
The added conflict of jealous ex-boyfriends, annoying trip members and a match-making travel agent makes this a book I definitely recommend. [image error](less)
This is definitely a sweet read and while nothing really exciting happens, the interactions between the two MCs and what they go through just to be to...moreThis is definitely a sweet read and while nothing really exciting happens, the interactions between the two MCs and what they go through just to be together was interesting to me and kept me hooked on the book.
Toren and Wesley have to be about the exact opposites. Wesley's the 'bad boy' while Toren is the 'nerd'. Wesley does drugs and drinks while Toren doesn't. Toren's family is accepting and loving while Wesley's family, aside from the brother, are mean and bigoted. Toren has no self-confidence while Wes has an overabundance of it. Wesley doesn't care what people think while Toren never stops caring what people think. The list just goes on and on about how different they are but no matter how long that list is, they still have some things in common and they still love each other to pieces.
It's really hard to decide which character was my favorite because both Wes and Toren have really great qualities. I loved the fact that Toren blushed so much. It was adorable how much he blushed and how Wes could so easily get him to do it. Wes, despite his bad boy image, was quite sensitive, patient and sentimental. He listened when Toren talked and didn't get all mean when Toren let tears fall. There was even a few scenes where I sighed because it was so sweet what Wes did for Toren.
Like I said earlier, nothing really exciting happens. This book is just about two teenagers trying to find their way on their own while having to deal with Wesley's bigoted parents. We first see Toren go through the process of accepting himself as gay because of his feelings for Wesley. Then, how they both deal with Wesley's parents finding out about them and how they can make a relationship work while Toren goes to college and Wes works full time. They deal with the struggles that every relationship no doubt has from jealousy to taking care of the other when they're ill.
And, can I just say how funny Wes and Tor are? Omg, I was cracking up throughout almost the whole book. There's quiet a few scenes where you'll be chuckling especially when it comes to what happens to Tor in Biology. [image error]
Overall, this was an awesome book which I recommend to absolutely everyone. [image error](less)
This was an amazing book. I'm always looking for books that deal with actual military life - boot camp, training, in the war zone - and I don...more4.5 stars
This was an amazing book. I'm always looking for books that deal with actual military life - boot camp, training, in the war zone - and I don't find many so reading this one was a lovely treat because it takes place over a five year span and deals with much more than just basic training.
This book has a bit of everything in it. A majority of the story is sweet but its also suspenseful, touching, heartbreaking, horrifying, sad and unbelievably sexy. I loved the connection between Chris and Col and how it starts as just sex but leads to a solid relationship. Both these boys are stubborn and at times bone-headed but they are a perfect fit for each other. Chris is young, fresh, openly gay and hot as hell while Col is older (by fourteen years), a bit bitter, sometimes angry and in the closet. The two clash at first but the attraction is always there and seeing them develop feelings for each other was amazing because of who these men really are.
The story, IMO, is about Col accepting who he really is. He's been in the closet forever and when Chris comes along it turns Col's life upside down but in the end, Col comes a long way to be with Chris. When thinking back to this book, these boys had sex a lot. Their relationship for a good part of the time is based on solely that even though they both develop feelings for each other. However, even though there was a lot of sex, most of it is kind of glossed over so I didn't have a problem with seeing these boys getting it on (I have a pretty low tolerance for smut :-/). That's not to say ALL of the sex is glossed over just a portion because these boys were definitely hot!. I mean, like scorching. I absolutely loved them.
The only problems I had with the story (which didn't really bother me that much but were still noticeable) was the fact that 32 weeks of basic training are very quickly went through. I was hoping for a bit more details on those weeks, what the soldiers had to do, how Col and Chris acted in some of those situations, etc. There was also a few times when the POV switched from Col to Chris, or vice versa, without any indication and for very brief periods of time before it was switched back to the original POV.
Even with those two things, I really loved this story. Col and Chris are definitely something special and their relationship is intense, sweet and touching. I'm hoping for a sequel, but then again, I'm just greedy because this story truly ended perfectly, IMO.(less)
I love this series so far but this one has to be my favorite. It picks up exactly where volume 3 left off and seeing the hurt Gemna goes through with...moreI love this series so far but this one has to be my favorite. It picks up exactly where volume 3 left off and seeing the hurt Gemna goes through with losing Himi was hard. But then seeing Himi get hurt because Gemna wanted the old Himi back was even worse and just made me cry. It was crushing but in the end, Gemna pulled through and came to realize he has the true Himi which it left me with a sweet smile. (less)
Sad and sweet. This book will have your emotions raging all over the place. From angry to sad to happy to sad again and back to happy and satisfied. Y...moreSad and sweet. This book will have your emotions raging all over the place. From angry to sad to happy to sad again and back to happy and satisfied. You'll most likely shed at least one tear getting to know both John and David. They made an amazing couple and their time spent together allows them both to come to terms with a few things and ultimately heals them both and makes them into better, more stable, people.
I absolutely loved it. Jamie and Adam, and the rest of the secondary characters, were awesome and made the story more enjoyable especially when they were there to cheer on John and David's relationships and give them advice when things got rocky between them. Although John and David don't start to communicate until the end, the love they have for each other shines through the words and makes this one a real page turner with all it's ups and downs, happy and sads, and tears and laughter. Definitely recommended. (less)
Okay, this book is freaking hilarious! I was laughing non-stop from the start
Enigma definitely gives Brandon a run for his money. Enigma lives up to...moreOkay, this book is freaking hilarious! I was laughing non-stop from the start
Enigma definitely gives Brandon a run for his money. Enigma lives up to his name (even though that's not his real name) he's puzzling, sarcastic and blunt with an erratic personality. He's creepy but at the same time captivating to Brandon. Brandon's freaked out by Enigma but that doesn't stop him from chasing after him and doing every ridiculous thing Enigma asks which is a total contrast to his player lifestyle.
This was a sweet, funny read. It gives you just enough information about each character for you to know who they are but still keep it a light read. Enigma helps Brandon realize who the person in himself is and then learn from it. At the same time, Brandon isn't the only one who has a fault, Enigma does, too, his is just more of a permanent one and is what ultimately attracts Brandon to Enigma in the first place.
It's short and cute and I definitely recommend it if you are looking for something light and funny. (less)
I really loved this one. It was such a sweet, slow romance and you got to know the characters and their intentions before the romance started...more4.5 stars
I really loved this one. It was such a sweet, slow romance and you got to know the characters and their intentions before the romance started to happen. It also helped that the MCs were best friends before they became intimate. Not to mention one of them is actually straight. That is why I loved this because it wasn't a 'jump right in even though I'm straight' type of story but a 'let's take it easy so I can wrap my head around what's happening' type of one. It was just great.
There were, however, a few inconsistencies but it didn't deter me from loving the book, although at times the head hopping was slightly annoying.
This book is definitely one of my favorites. One I can re-read anytime and not get bored of it. Definitely recommended. (less)
I honestly loved this book. I thought the relationship between Rase and Gabriel was kind of sweet even with how violent it was.
I loved it because it...moreI honestly loved this book. I thought the relationship between Rase and Gabriel was kind of sweet even with how violent it was.
I loved it because it was just so fascinating seeing Rase's world get flipped upside down by Gabriel and how he starts to accept the part of himself he's been suppressing for decades. Rase suppressed his need to be hit because of his father and he made his life into something he had control over but then Gabriel does something that instantly awakens Rase's need for pain.
The two are a perfect fit. Rase loves to be given pain and even humiliated during sex and Gabriel loves to give it and just instinctually knows what Rase needs. I thought it worked rather well especially with their age difference and it was a nice switch of how usually the submissive is younger (since Rase is the submissive but also about 20 years older than Gabrial) at least from a majority of bdsm books I've read the submissive has been younger.
I liked the fact that Rase's first encounter with Gabriel started the motion of Rase getting back to himself and allowing who he is to be finally shown instead of just the carefully controlled business man he made himself into for his father. He realized what the effects of holding in his baser needs had down to not only himself but to his ex-wives and son as well and I liked how Rase made the effort to get to know his son better, even if it was after his son was already grown.
I really liked Gabriel but I wished there was more background information about him since we only get some vague things on him. He's still a mystery to me which is cool but my curiosity about him is killing me. Lol. I hope one day we get to see more of Gabriel and Rase (maybe even from Gabriel's POV?) and whether or not their relationship ever blossoms to the point that they freely give their love to each other and not just the affection they were showing one another.
Fair warning, though. This is hardcore bdsm with heavy masochism and sadism to it. Rase loves pain. He loves to get beat, slapped, punched, kicked and even whipped. And Gabriel loves to inflict that pain. Just thought I should warn anyone who isn't into this type of thing because it can definitely be classified as cruelty.
Beyond that, I heartily recommend this to people who aren't squeamish over bdsm that tends to lean towards the dark side. [image error](less)
This is the type of book I could reread numerous times and never get bored with or stop myself from crying while reading it. It's such a sweet story,...moreThis is the type of book I could reread numerous times and never get bored with or stop myself from crying while reading it. It's such a sweet story, a fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast.
I connected with the characters right from the start. Naef and Aerie-Smith buried themselves into my heart. Their pain was my pain, their happiness was my happiness. And no matter how many times I read this it always feels like I'm reading it for the first time. Experiencing the curse, watching Naef find himself in his 'chubby bunny' body and realizing Aerie-Smith and Naef aren't in love because of what they see of each other but of who they are inside and the truth they see in the dark. It always breaks my heart and makes me cry happy tears whenever I get to the end and realize it wasn't the chubby bunny Aerie-Smith saw and loved but of who Naef was from the start that captured Aerie-Smith's heart.
The curse in the story was at times both tame and frustrating. To think Aerie-Smith got cursed because of such a simple thing made me so sad. And the way he's so guilt-ridden and shamed by it was horrible. But Naef didn't blame him or was disgusted by it and tried to show Aerie-Smith that. Which gave me a giddy smile for how he proves it.
In the end, I absolutely loved this book. I've read it multiple times and each time it gets better and better and no matter how many times I read it, I always cry, every time, in the same exact spots. It's a book I'd recommend everyone. (less)
I loved this book. It was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.
You'll fall in love with Oliver, who's a man easily overlooked, because of his desi...moreI loved this book. It was sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.
You'll fall in love with Oliver, who's a man easily overlooked, because of his desire to have just one night with the person he's always loved. Vincent, who's prim and proper, needs to dominate and feels that what he does to the men at the brothel is more for them then it is for himself.
When Oliver replaces the usual whore Vincent uses, Vincent gets a swift slap in the face (metaphorically speaking) and has to come to terms with who he really is. Especially after he learns that the man he has become slightly obsessed with isn't just another whore but his best friend.
I loved the BDSM element in it. It made the unrequited love slightly more interesting and the fact that Vincent knew exactly how to satisfy Oliver was even better. I'm glad this isn't a stand-alone or else I'd be extremely disappointed that we won't see more of these two. As it is, I can't wait to read the rest in the series!
I honestly have nothing bad to say about this story besides the fact that I want more, more, more! It's sweet and...moreOMG, I love this book![image error]
I honestly have nothing bad to say about this story besides the fact that I want more, more, more! It's sweet and cute and funny, I didn't want to put it down once I started it.
I loved Cassidy. He had his dream of becoming a rock star taken away from him because of a tragic accident that left his parents dead and him to raise his two siblings. That right there is the first reason I fell in love with Cassidy. Instead of letting his sister and brother go into foster care, he changed who he was and busted his ass to keep them and make sure they had everything they needed. He's cute and shy at the office but out of the office he's completely different and throw him in front of a mic and you see a sexy, hot, confident, drool worthy guy with a voice to die for.
And, Malcolm? Omg, I loved him, too. He's a millionaire but chooses to work at the office Cassidy just got hired at. He has two brothers that he fights with almost constantly but he loves them so much he'll do anything for them. Their bickering is just so funny it had me cracking up throughout the book. Malcolm's also sweet especially when it comes to Cassidy. (view spoiler)[He literally bought the diner Cassidy used to work at just so he could fire the manager because the manager made Cassidy's life hell for almost 9 years (hide spoiler)] He's attracted to bad boys but he's had bad taste in those bad boys until he meets Cassidy.
Now, Cassidy is a good little boy at the office. Always prim and proper, never doing anything that could get him fired but underneath it all he's a different person. He can be intimating, especially with the sweet ass tattoos he has on his arms. Malcolm's attracted to 'office' Cassidy from the start, even if he's the exact opposite of what Malcolm usually goes for. Cassidy's attracted to his boss, too, but he won't do anything about it because they work together. But once both of them sees who the other's 'real' person is, it's like sparks fly.
Throw in the fact that Cassidy gets jittery whenever Malcolm is within looking distance for being the boss, Cassidy giving a drunken Malcolm a different name when they meet at a bar, making Malcolm pine for who he thinks are two separate guys and Malcolm's brother trying to get Cassidy to sign a singing contract and you have yourself a page-turning, non-stop hilarious story.
The relationship between Alex and Taylor is quite adorable. They start off as friends but with the spark...moreThis was such a cute, sweet story. I loved it.
The relationship between Alex and Taylor is quite adorable. They start off as friends but with the sparks between them they quickly become lovers and fall in love. It was nice seeing some of how they were friends first and to see how much they had in common before their relationship progressed.
Forewarning, though, there's flashbacks. While I usually get annoyed by them, they just seemed to work for this story because there was always a little time stamp at the beginning of a chapter to let you know it was a different year. I really liked how we saw the conflicts with the younger Alex and Taylor but still see how they've evolved and made their relationship work ten years later.
This was such an adorably funny story. I loved the way Alex freaked out over seeing his childhood bully. He has such a snarky attitude and it was hila...moreThis was such an adorably funny story. I loved the way Alex freaked out over seeing his childhood bully. He has such a snarky attitude and it was hilarious seeing him trying to get revenge on Ric then it backfiring on him. His being a klutz around Ric was even more endearing especially with the way Ric was trying to make amends for his behavior when they were younger.
Definitely something I'm going to be re-reading and recommending to those in need of a sweet, quick and funny read that will leave you with a smile. (less)
This is one of my favorite m/f books and I've read it at least half a dozen times so far. While the book isn't perfect (the scenes regarding Alex and...moreThis is one of my favorite m/f books and I've read it at least half a dozen times so far. While the book isn't perfect (the scenes regarding Alex and her drama were seriously annoying so I skipped them. They really add nothing to the story), the development between the main couple, Byrne and Jayr, is just so sweet. The fact that they've both had unrequited feelings for the other for centuries is just heartbreaking. But more so than that, the fact that Jayr hates the way she is, not a child but not quite a woman, but Byrne loves her anyway is one of the sweetest story lines I've ever read. He wouldn't care if Jayr was a man or a woman, he just wants her and he takes her as she is.
So, I ask this. How can you not love a huge, Scottish Highlander with tattoos on his face on the verge of a berserker rage and his second, a woman underdeveloped that moves at the speed of light and often time catches things on fire because of it?
The story is beautiful and when Byrne and Jayr finally get together it is just explosive. It's a must read!
How truthful may I write of this, The want of love, the love I hide? My passion drowned by cowardice Yet evermore by hope revived. You do not want me However much I need. You will not see me However much I bleed. Thus I dwell in silence, for I have made well my prison loving you, evermore.
How are we to live, my lord, ever together, forever apart? The night between us poised, a sword, forged and edged in my cinder heart. I cannot have you, however much I long. I cannot leave you, this bond too strong. Thus I go on as I have before, burning in Eden, with you, evermore.
This one was very cute. I enjoyed the brotherly banter and fighting between the younger brothers and Shu's 'brother', how Obinata was so resistant of...moreThis one was very cute. I enjoyed the brotherly banter and fighting between the younger brothers and Shu's 'brother', how Obinata was so resistant of Shu joining the family but I also liked that there were individual sweet moments where we got to see a bit of each brother and see them handle certain things about themselves. There's no romance in this one but there's so much of a mystery left between Obinata and Shu that I hope one develops soon. Looking forward to the rest of the series nonetheless!(less)
In the first one I hated Sasatani because there was always that little fear that either Yamashiro or Okumura would cheat (thankfully they didn't) but...moreIn the first one I hated Sasatani because there was always that little fear that either Yamashiro or Okumura would cheat (thankfully they didn't) but I didn't like how Sasatani was so arrogant. In this one I could tell his arrogance was meant as a shield. I loved the new Kei that was introduced! Although I couldn't help but wonder sometimes why he didn't just kick Sasatani to the curb because Kei deserves so much better. And then when he did I found it amusing that Sasatani actually showed his grief over the possibility Kei would leave him. Still love this series.(less)
At first I was confused with this one because I thought it was supposed to be about the couple from Love Mode Vol. 1 but then I realized it was about...moreAt first I was confused with this one because I thought it was supposed to be about the couple from Love Mode Vol. 1 but then I realized it was about a side character from that book and I absolutely loved it. It was very sweet and I fell in love with both characters right from the start. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. (less)
I love this series so much! And I liked this one a lot because I felt like it tested Kon and Raizou's relationship and ultimately brings them closer t...moreI love this series so much! And I liked this one a lot because I felt like it tested Kon and Raizou's relationship and ultimately brings them closer together. Neither one wanted to lose the other and when it came down to that possibility they pulled through. I found it sweet. (less)
It's been years since I read Keeping Promise Rock but I put off reading this book for a while after I bought it. Why? I honestly have no idea. Maybe I...moreIt's been years since I read Keeping Promise Rock but I put off reading this book for a while after I bought it. Why? I honestly have no idea. Maybe I didn't want my heart to be ripped out of my chest, ran over by a stampede then put back together with glue?
In any case, when I finally read this, I absolutely loved it. Even more than Keeping Promise Rock. Ms. Lane has such an amazing ability to get me so drawn into a story I don't want to put it down. I absolutely loved Mikhail and Shane. They both had their flaws and their problems but yet they fit together and healed each other when no one else could. It's a sweet yet sad story. Watching these two work through their problems made me tear up a few times but it was also fascinating to see how they handled it all.
One thing I really loved about this book was Mikhail's witty, sarcastic, defensive humor. I found myself cracking up at the way Mikhail would talk to Shane but rather than it being mean, it came across as affectionate. Shane took everything in stride with a calm presence. I loved that he's so lovable, that he has such a huge heart. And I'm glad Mikhail was there to keep that heart safe because Shane has a horrible, yet admirable, problem of putting everyone before himself!
The story is slow yet easy to read. There's multiple conflicts ranging from injuries to bigotry to grieving and more that they both have to get through and even some scenes that had me hanging on the edge of my seat. I'm glad things worked out for these two because they both deserve to be happy.
Overall, definitely a great addition to the series. I'm looking forward to reading Living Promises and hope to see more of Mikhail and Shane someday :)(less)
An adorably short and funny story about a hamster shifter who gets captured in the woods while in hamster form then shipped off to a pet store in anot...moreAn adorably short and funny story about a hamster shifter who gets captured in the woods while in hamster form then shipped off to a pet store in another country, bought by a smoking hot nerd and all the while plotting his revenge against everyone who's kept him caged and lusting after the hotty who bought him. I really enjoyed it. :D (less)
Wow, this was a great book. I really liked it. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down. Even though in the end it was a threesome, whi...moreWow, this was a great book. I really liked it. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down. Even though in the end it was a threesome, which I don't like to read, I was so caught up in the story that I didn't mind it becoming an m/m/m.
Reji has a dilemma. He's twenty years old and is still considered an Innocent. After breaking up with his girlfriend, he decides to fix that problem by going to a gay bar. Unfortunately, once he's there, it's just too overwhelming. When some guy starts harassing him, Shen comes to the rescue. Shen is a Teacher and once Reji gets over his fright, they form a cautious relationship during which Shen helps Reji get over his confusion and insecurities being with another man gives him. When Reji starts to finally accept his feelings for Shen, he learns of Shen's relationship with another man and all his confusion and doubt comes rushing back along with heartache.
I really loved the idea around this world. How you can tell a person's sexual experience by their eye color and how they are classified as Innocents, Adults, or Teachers. Innocents being sexually inexperienced with green eyes. Adults being sexually active with blue eyes and Teachers being the highest and most respected with purple eyes. Teachers have a higher understanding of life, love and spirituality and have the highest sexual experience. It was quite fascinating and refreshing to read something like this because the idea of the world has never been used.
I loved Reji. He was so adorable with his confusion for his feelings for Shen and how all his emotions showed on his face. He had this really cute quirk of talking out loud to himself. It was both funny and sweet. Shen is like a rock. He's always calm, centered and patient, always in touch with is inner-self which is why he's a Teacher. Maro is a Teacher as well, and while we didn't get much details about him, his mischief is what appealed to me as well.
The only thing I had a problem with was how fast Reji accepted Maro. From all his confusion just accepting Shen, I expected Reji's acceptance of Maro to be drawn out a little more. I also would have liked a little more on Maro. I hope there will be a sequel so that we can learn more about this third partner and how they can make a relationship work.