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Year One

(Would It Be Okay to Love You? #2)

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A robot fanboy. An erotic voice actor. Will their secrets overwhelm their love?

Year One is a short story anthology collection unlike anything you’ve ever read. Each short story is a gimps into a day in Aoi and Sato's growing relationship. If you like geeky settings, and sweet romance, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s slice-of-life story.

Sato doesn’t get out much. The anime
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Kindle Edition, 104 pages
Published August 17th 2017 by Macarons & Tea Publishing (first published 2016)
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3.5 Hearts

This was cuuuuuute.

A quaint romance about Sato and Aoi, they’re an established couple who are just starting to become serious. Basically, this is a month by month look at how they live their lives and how their feelings evolve and strengthen.

Sato and Aoi may be complete opposites, especially in their interests and what they do for a living, but somehow they make it work. Their interactions, their respect, and their kindness and love for each other warmed my cold heart - and there’s a
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Truuss
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, m-m
Aoi and Sato

An erotic voice actor and an accountant at an anime company. After reading their first short story last year they now made some progress in their relationship, a big step, finally they have more money because of Aoi his job and they can afford an apartment in the city and live together.

Not much time because of their jobs. But eating is still a big part of their life. And they take time to get out together. They even want to have a pet....
Sato wants to make a big step....only Aoi has
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Pianka *call me PIU*
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
I didn’t know going in that this is a continuation of a story. The MCs are already in a relationship and they are just going through life and love and few ups and downs throughout their first year together.

Aoi and Sato were a very sweet couple. Aoi is a voice actor and mainly works in Boy’s Love animes and generally his roles comprises more of moans than actual speaking words. Whereas, Sato is an accountant in an anime studio. The story starts with their first year together. How in each month t
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Lauren
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars - This was different to what I expected, mainly because the way it's written is very different from what I'm used to with romance novels. The format isn't bad, it's just unusual. I can't say it was entirely my thing, but then I am sure that many others would like it. It is also not your typical romance novel. In fact, I wouldn't even call it a romance novel. The story is very light and slow going... it's more like seeing the ins and outs of a couple and what their lives are like. Sort ...more
Joyfully Jay
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: camille
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars


It’s actually pretty difficult to figure out where to start when this sequel to Would It Be Okay To Love You is a series of vignettes between the two main characters. It’s structured to show little snippets of Sato and Aoi’s life for the first year of their relationship after initially getting together. That means that there isn’t a big overarching theme here (the first book was obviously about them getting together). Instead, there are several little things that
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Amber
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Year One: Would it Be Okay to Love You? by Amy Tasukada is a cute low angst monthly glimpse into Sato and Aoi's lives. I first got to read these monthly short stories through Amy Tasukada's newsletter, and I always looked forward to reading them and getting to see the next glimpse into their relationship. I also enjoyed the illustrations that were provided. If you want more of Aoi and Sato, then I would recommend signing up for Amy's newsletter so you can get your monthly fix also. I voluntarily ...more
Sarah
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I loved the way this book immersed me in Japanese culture. From Sato’s workplace to the food he and Aoi share to Aoi’s anime audio CDs, Sato and Aoi’s contemporary Japan is fascinating. Unfortunately, I really struggled to connect with the characters and their story.

Within a very short novella, this story attempts to cover a year in Aoi and Sato’s relationship. There is so much content, so much that happens in this first year
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Nell Iris
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the published version of Amy Tasukada’s monthly newsletter about Aoi and Sato. The reader is treated to a glimpse of the couple’s lives every month and because of the format, it’s low angst.

Aoi and Sato are cute and I love following along as they grow closer as a couple over the year and being there for important milestones like moving in together. I appreciate how they both are trying to show their love and appreciation for one another. Like in the March chapter when Sato wants to dazzl
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Valerie
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
This isn't what I would call a romance. It's sort of a day in the life of Aoi and Sato, or in this case, a month in the life. There is an inner dialogue referencing things that happened between them and separately with their careers, but there is no real follow-up after the scene is presented so you don't understand what the veiled references mean.

While Sato and Aoi have chemistry and they are kinda cute together, there's no real conflict, no real development of their relationship. From one mon
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Becca
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad I got a chance to read this book. Having read Happy Merry Christmas, which goes along with this book, I remember thinking when reviewing it that there was something missing. And now having read this, I really enjoyed reading about Aoi and Sato.

We are back with these two, and we get to go through a year of them being together. They are so cute together. Neither can really be out where they are and for what they do as far as work, but they more than make up for it in little gestures an
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Norma
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, erotica, reviewed
"Whatever Master wishes of me."
Amy Tasukada writes beautifully, with light touch sensitivity, peeking through the eyes and minds of her two protagonists, Sato and Aoi. They are a young couple in love, and very different: one an accountant, the other a voice actor in anime recordings, best known for his ecstatic groans of pleasure. They feel they have to keep their love a secret despite the growing recognition that Aoi's acting work is bringing him and which enables their finally being able to ma
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mw138
This is a sweet, "slice of life" story about two men traversing through life and their relationship. Both characters are very likeable and there is very little angst. The book basically consists of small moments in their relationship put on display for readers to enjoy. I must admit that I really enjoyed learning about cheese and honey pizza. I never thought about putting honey on pizza before, but after reading this book, I definitely want to try! I felt like the book ended kind of abruptly and ...more
blub
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
More or less short splice of life stories featuring Sato and Aoi, their relationship/ interaction as a couple in private and public and the strains on their relationship. Through these short stories readers get to know Sato and Aoi i.e. their personality, their careers, culture and how society views their relationship.

I've read Manga and yaoi novels for years and this really read more or less like one shots. It didn't really whet my appetite and sadly I found it a bit boring. This was my first b
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Antoinette
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I feel in love with Aoi and Sato in "Happy Merry Christmas" but in "Year One" they seem like a totally different couple so the story felt kinda flat. We get a year of Aoi and Sato but nothing really happens, they're just going through the paces. They seem more like roommates than a couple in this book. I was expecting more follow-up on Aoi's a-hole co-star but all we get is Aoi complaining about him, never a face to face. I will be reading the next book in the series because like I said I love A ...more
Ifrah
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: east-asian, m-m
It's not often a whole book will be written about an established couple without any unnecessary drama added in or gratuitous sex. This was very cute and sweet to read although I do wish it delved more into the issues their relationship had like with Aoi's career and Sato's parents.
J.C. Long
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I really enjoy the author's other works, but I didn't like this. It felt stiff and phoned in, and it just didn't resonate with me. I was bored through most of this.
mrs sarah frost
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is well written and each chapter is a new month of the year of Sato and Alo developing relationship. How the book finished I would definitely hope for book 2!
Ann
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is totally different to anything I have read before. very well written.
A year in the life of Sato and Aio with each chapter being a day in the specified month.
DeeAnne
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great follow-up to “Would it Be Okay to Love you?”

I enjoyed the first book because the romance was a fun one between two Japanese men in Japan. It made me feel like it really was in Japan, that the author knew what it was like to live there, what it is like to be Japanese. It made me want to know more about what was going to happen between these two men.

Book 2 continues where the first one left off in a series of days-in-the-life-of-type stories following the seasons. In that way, it reminds me
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Holly
Pleasent simple story of two young men in love in modern Japan. A passionate love story that is sad due to the people who lack compasion around them. The sister is awesome and cute. Ugg Running.
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As an only child, Best Selling Author Amy Tasukada began putting her daydreams to paper at the young age of ten. She was inspired by Japanese literature, works from French classic authors like Marcel Proust, as well as tons and tons of Yaoi/Boys’ Love manga. However, there were only so many books that piqued her interest. Fueled by an obvious lack of books she wanted to read, Amy decided to write ...more

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Would It Be Okay to Love You? (4 books)
  • Would it be Okay to Love You? (Would it be Okay to Love You?, #1)
  • Happy Merry Christmas (Would it Be Okay to Love You?, #3)
  • Year Two (Would it Be Okay to Love You? #4)