August 21, 2008
This is exactly what I want in a Luvluv book. Cute stories that are fun to read and I don’t have to think about too much. These are sort of like popcorn shoujo comics. I know that this sort of thing probably doesn’t appeal to that many people, especially since the stories aren’t particularly deep, but I really liked this volume, and I will probably continue to read every book that comes out from this label.
I liked this voume in particular because all the stories had food-related titles. Clearly it doesn’t take much to impress me. They weren’t even all food-centric, sometimes the tie would be something simple, like the story “Red Bean” being so named because the love interest had his hair burned off and his shaved head looked like a bean. The first story was definitely food-themed, though. It ended with the guy smearing whipped cream all over the girl and licking it off, which is how I was hoping all of these would end. The second story was also great, about a girl who was getting bored with her relationship finding new life when her boyfriend winds up with a job wearing a suit. Wouldn’t you know it, that just turns her crank like nothing else. Those two stories alone were worth the price of admission, but I was kind of disappointed the rest of the stories weren’t weird in similar ways.
What else… a girl who has the perfect boyfriend loses her job and starts tutoring a college student, only to find out that her fortune advisor is a stalker creep and her boyfriend is too dominant in her life, a girl with no respect for men finds herself escorted to and from her hostess club job by a worried classmate, and… a girl winds up with a guy from her past back in her life, and she’s got to figure out how to get his attention again.
I wouldn’t mind more of these being a little kinky, like the first two, but just the straight-up simple, shallow relationship stories are all I expect, and do like them very much, but like I said… there probably aren’t that many people in the same boat as me.