Thursday, November 20, 2008

Loveholic vol. 1 by Toko Kawai

Loveholic vol. 1

Author/Artist: Toko Kawai

Publisher: Juné

Rating: YA – ages 16 and above

Genre: Yaoi, Drama, Romance

Grade: B+

I love him. I love him not. I love him. I love him not.

Kentaro Nishioka is one hot photographer. He's in demand baby! But some of his best work is when it is for businessman Daisuke Matsukawa. The two have known each other for ages but anyone who sees these two men together wouldn't know it. They don't seem to get along. But if they don't get along, why is Nishioka always taking candid pictures of Matsukawa?

Matsukawa is a very successful ad man. Any and all of his projects he works on, he must have the photos taken by Nishioka. He insists upon it. Matsukawa is a very handsome man and seems to cause women everywhere to swoon, but he doesn't have a significant other. Could there be something in his past that is holding him back?

Loveholic is drawn in Toko Kawai-sensei's signature style. Whenever I read her works, you can't help but be drawn to the eyes of her characters. But we all know that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I love Nishioka. He's loud, opinionated, loud, and behaves like a child. I can totally relate, I'm loud, opinionated, and behave like a child! Matsuoka is Nishioka's opposite in every way possible. He's quiet, cool, and reserved. Opposites definitely attract in this story. Since this is a two volume series I'm looking forward to see what is in store for us in the next volume. According to Juné's website it should be coming out next month. I can't wait!

OK, I know that this review isn't much of a review, but this is such a sweet story. There isn't much in the way of angst. It isn't intense in the least. It's a breath of fresh air.

***Review Copy purchased at Borders***

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