Castle Mango 2
November 16, 2014
Narise Konohara / Muku Ogura – DMP/June – 2014 – 2 volumes
How about that, another 2014 volume! I’m slowly trying to whittle down my TBR pile, and this was on top. Even though the Cold Trilogy still creeps me out, years after having read it, I still like Narise Konohara enough to pick up her newest books. Especially since BL tends to disappear and get hard to obtain after a few months, sometimes.
I remember really, really liking the first volume of this, but the second left me rather cold. I don’t recall there being an age gap relationship, which I have been trying to avoid lately. Reading through my review, I apparently liked the slow development of the relationship in volume one, and the way the two main characters got to know one another. Well… there’s none of that here. Togame gives Yorozu the cold shoulder right away, and the rest of the volume is spent with Yorozu trying to figure out why Togame won’t answer his calls.
Also, his mom has heart problems, one of the rooms at his hotel burns up, he has to take care of his little brother, and get a part time job and wrestle with matters of the heart and… it was all a little too depressing and sad for me, and not very romantic. Bummer.
I did like that Togame told Yorozu to wait at the end of the book, though. I hate age gap relationships, but it tickled me that Togame didn’t want anything to do with him in part because of that. Hooray.
Hm. It’s been too long since I read the first volume. But odds are, you’ll probably want to stop there. This one’s okay, but… kinda eh.