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Would it be Okay to Love You?

(Would It Be Okay to Love You? #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  169 ratings  ·  60 reviews
A robot fanboy. An erotic voice actor. When love comes calling, will they shed their armor?

Sato’s only long-term relationship is the one he shares with his Gundam collectibles. He dreams about the kind of unconditional love his parents enjoy. If only he could break out of his shell, he might find his special someone…

Outgoing playboy Aoi has sworn off relationships. He know
ebook, 152 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Macarons & Tea Publishing (first published September 7th 2017)
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* A Reader Obsessed *
3.5 Stars

So unknowingly, I read book #2 first, which just to let you know, I rarely purposely read out of order if I can avoid it. I obviously enjoyed it so much that I was curious enough to find out how Aoi and Sato first met. I wasn’t disappointed.

I’m going to repeat what I said before as well. This too, was really cuuuuute.

Aoi is a major flirt, a struggling voice artist who’s carefree with his sexuality and is not opposed to a casual hookup. He’s slowly gaining momentum voicing “boy love” man
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbt, romance, mm
2 Stars

I love an opposites-attract romance as much as the next person, and I was even looking forward to reading an M/M story with a non-western setting, but in the end neither of these elements worked for me here.

When it came to the characters, I didn’t feel much of a connection between the MCs. I believe this is mostly a result of my general dislike of Aoi’s personality and attitude. He was a bit of a playboy, which was fine, but he also dislplayed a certain kind of arrogance and apathy toward
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, asian
Book Reaction:
Rating: 3.5 Stars - that place between like and love
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mostly sweet with a bit of cheekiness thanks to Aoi and his not so subtle innuendos, I found this story to be an enjoyable read of opposites attract. Sato is adorably nerdy and inexperienced, while Aoi is more hip and worldly. But something between them just clicks, and no matter how much Aoi tries to say they can’t date or become more so he can concentrate on his career, the relationship between them is inevitable.

It was easy for me to identify with Sato with the quiet, unsure way he had about
Mere Rain
This is a hard one to evaluate. I have mostly good things to say about it, but there's a giant BUT coming...

First of all, setting: This is set in contemporary Japan. One character is an accountant whose only hobby is watching Gundam and making Gundam figurines. The other is a voice "actor" (for what's basically audio porn) with connections to the visual rock scene. If you know absolutely nothing about Japan and never watch any movies set there or read manga, you may be a bit confused, but this d
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Would it Be Okay to Love You? by Amy Tasukada. I loved getting to read how Sato and Aoi met for the first time and how they progressed from friends to boyfriends. This was a cute and sweet story with lots of innuendoes from Aoi that usually went right over Sato's head. I loved how much Sato blushed. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Joyfully Jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

You guys, full disclaimer: there could not possibly be a book that better captures the aesthetic of what I experienced when I lived in Japan. Sato loves Gundam, I loved Gundam. Aoi goes to visual kei lives, I went to visual kei lives. Sato goes back to his family’s house for New Year’s, I went to my host family’s house for New Year’s. Aoi angsts over who to send New Year’s greeting cards to, I angsted over who to send greeting cards to. I mean, except for actually
Ela The Queer Bookish
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-maybe
(actual rating: 3.5)

I love this book's title!

It really represents both characters. Both Aoi and Sato are insecure in their own way and both think they do not deserve the other.

This sounds like a sweet love story, doesn't it? And it is one, but the specialness I expected at the beginning wasn't delivered. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice read and it does not fetishize japanese men or culture (I'm totally sub-reviewing a different book here, but I couldn't help myself).

We get a good look at living
Sep 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly have to say that this was a quick book. I read it in a day. I did find the story a bit boring for me. I needed to see more chemistry between the two guys and I didn’t see it.
Rian Durant
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
A book to warm your heart and make you smile. A lot. ^^
It's no secret I enjoy Amy's writing no matter if it's a cute fluff story or a thriller filled with twists and passion.
Would it be Okay to Love You? is from the cute side and oh my! can it get much cuter? In this novel we finally learn how Aoi and Sato met and couldn't resist what pulled them together despite their attempts at "this is not a date" and "we're just friends".
Everyone who enjoys sweet romance and blooming love will enjoy this
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book legit had everything I like in a romance book: slow burn, nerdy things and characters who seemed to be endearing (and very little sex, amen). A plus, obviously, was also the fact that it is set in Japan and I love reading romance books (or just books in general) set outside of the U.S.

But the connection just didn’t happen.

I’m still trying to figure out why, so maybe writing this review will help. Would it be okay to love you? has an interesting premise and good writing, but I could nev
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Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, arc, omg-review
Would it be Okay to Love You? is a sweet and touching story that I really enjoyed. This is my first time reading this author, and the blurb really caught my attention. I understand this is kind of a backstory or origin story for Aoi and Sato, characters she's written before. And I'm so glad to know there's more material about these guys out there because I really liked their story.

This is the first M/M story I've read that's been set in Japan, so I didn't know exactly what to expect going in. Bu
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A really sweet story. Although I have to wonder how Aoi's parents can live with how they treated him. And what would Jiro think when he realized Sato's "date" was really a guy?
Goth Gone Grey
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2018
Cute romance

This immerses you into part of Japanese culture, with references to specific types of anime, manga, and pop culture. Though the two leads are older than teens, the interplay between them feels younger than it should. Sato is inexperienced at flirting - and beyond. Aoi is too comfortable with it, using sex as currency to survive, from voice acting to meals.

They meet and are intrigued by each other; a slow, awkwardly building romance stifled by their own doubts, for different reasons.
Sarah Meerkat
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received this as an arc from Netgalley in exchange for a review.

So this was partially a case of missed expectations by a long shot. I went into this misguidedly thinking I had found a partially own voices gay asian romance novel by an asian author. I was wrong on that count which isnt the books fault more fault of my not researching properly before requesting. It only dampened my desire to continue slightly.

That aside I did not enjoy this book. I did not enjoy how Sato and Aoi's relationship
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was ok

Sato is a virginal, shy accountant who loves Gundam and collects figurines, while Aoi is a bold, struggling voice actor with a tendency to use sex partners for a place to sleep and/or a meal. With such disparate personalities, approaches to sex/relationships and lifestyles, I was looking forward to seeing the evolution of their relationship, but there was just something tonally off about the book that made almost all the scenes and character interactions a bit flat. Even the few scenes betwee
Nanna Sander
Sato is a businessman with a love for manga and robots. Aoi is a voice actor in manga drama. The two meet on New Years, and while both feel a spark, Aoi is not looking for a relationship, so the two strike up a friendship that proves difficult to maintain when both want more.

If you're looking for sweet romance without a lot of drama, then you will like this. The storyline bordered on boring, but the characters and their lives and cultures were so different from what I usually read that it kept m
Bobbie  Bomber
Super cute opposites attract love story

True rating 3.5 stars.

Thus book is a super quick and super cute read. The characters are both very likable but also have the adorable opposites attract troupe that I just can't get enough of.
Emily W.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those Fujoshis and Fudanshis out there
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Xan West
A copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

2.75 stars

I liked much of this quiet, slow moving romance. I enjoyed all the details about cooking, and how geeky it was. I liked Sato a lot, how into his special interest he was, how he researched stuff to try to figure it out, how cute he was in his crush. He read as autistic to me, in a sort of understated way, and it was nice to read his POV, as an autistic reader. I liked the way the story illuminated the
Anne Barwell
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, m-m
I’m a long time Gundam and anime fan so when I read the blurb for Would It Be Okay To Love You?I had to read the book! I loved it. Sato and Aoi are a very sweet couple, and I liked the way I which the author made their struggles very real. This is story of opposites attract, although both men are lonely and feeling isolated. Sato is only out to his sister, is a total Gundam nerd, and is very naïve and innocent. Aoi is out, but is surviving on a succession of little more than one night stands. I ...more
Mari  Cardenas
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet, cute, 3-75-stars
3.75 Stars!

Sato is a shy, closeted, virgin accountant who loves Gundam collectibles with a passion. Aoi is an outgoing, erotic voice actor, who doesn't quite believe in relationships and is afraid of not making enough money on the month to cover his rent and having to rely on his best friend again, or worse, end up on the street. Can these two very different young men find love and their HEA?

I loved Sato. He was so sweet and supportive. I would've liked if he'd actually stood his ground and didn
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, 2017, literary
"Maybe you're just really tall."
The sweet love story of Sato and Aoi, how they met and then found that they had to be together. Both in their mid twenties,, they seem an unlikely couple: Sato is tall, an accountant for the Full Moon Anime Studio - his little taste of glamour! - and "his Gundam robot collection outnumbered the people he interacted with." Whilst Aoi is tiny, blond, exotic, flirty, a voice actor and friend to many of the local music groups. Amy Tasukada writes with an almost poetic
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

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from that review: " Would it be Okay to Love You? (Would It Be Okay to Love You? #1) by Amy Tasukada is a sweet gentle romance set in Japan.  Readers familiar with Yaoi or Boy's Love manga will recognize that Amy Tasukada loves this form of fiction and in a way pays  homage to it with this lovely series and story.

I'm a fan of this author whose tales are often located in Japan, both
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Overall I thought this was a very sweet romance between an unlikely pair, Aoi and Sato. At the beginning, neither one comes across as the most likeable person with Aoi being an oversexed playboy and Sato being an extremely naive and socially awkward nerd. But as you learn more about each of their backgrounds, their personalities make a lot more sense; they are the products of their families and upbringing. But it was ultimately nice to see them work through their insecurities and see that they a ...more
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you love Japan, Yaoi and sweet cute geeks you will definitely love this book!
Sato is an accountant in an anime (Japanese animation) production company, using his skill for numbers to be a part of the thing he loves most- Robot (Mecha) anime. Spanding his free time building complex robot models and still mostly in the closet he runs into Aoi in an anime shop in the geek central of Tokyo- Akihabara. Aoi is a voice actor for gay drama CDs that specializes in moaning, who is busy building his car
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2020, own
Anime! Visual Kei! Cutesy opposites-attract type M/M romance! My teenage self would have been all over this book. My adult self, I'm afraid, wasn't all that impressed. The romance just fell flat, there was little chemistry to be felt between the protagonists who both seem a lot more immature than one might expect given their ages. Aoi just drove me crazy with his endless flirting and innuendo (seriously, it was exhausting, at least every second sentence out of his mouth was innuendo) while simul ...more
Denise GremoryKohta
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love anime, manga, and M/M romance. Here I get all three. Sato is an accountant at an anime company. Aoi is a voice actor. Two wonderful guys that half low self esteem. Sato is socially inept and can't imagine a cool gorgeous guy like Aoi would want him. Aoi figures if his own family doesn't want him how can Sato. Even though Aoi makes it clear that he only wants friendship it's obvious how much they grow to care and need each other. This is such a beautiful story. I can't wait to read more. I ...more
Lainey Phantomhive
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay-love
Real rating: 2.5 stars.

This was a cute story with a premise I love. A VA and an otaku falling in love? Sign me up!

Like I said it was cute, but I wanted more. I found myself skimming a lot of it because the writing or characters weren't drawing me in. This might have been a problem with me being so excited about reading a real otaku romance book that I set my expectations too high. The first book in the series should be the strongest, but it also needs to be balanced and leave things open enough
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