18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Little character depth,
This review is from: Desire (Yaoi) (Yaoi Series) (Paperback)
The summary of the story sounded as if it might be interesting, and the positive reviews as well as the recommendation from Amazon that I might be interested, helped me decide to give this a chance.
I was disappointed.
As has been mentioned, the best character in the series (and mentioned by the mangaka in the afterword) got the least amount of "screen time". I shouldn't be surprised at the strong yaoi stereotypes in play, but as they're not my cup of tea I'd hoped to avoid them. Sadly that wasn't possible with this book. An insistent strong-willed "yes trust me this is what you'll like" seme character, square jawed and sexually promiscuous pulls the emotional strings of a delicate sensitive uke character who caves because it's the only way he'll be close to the man of his dreams - it felt very cookie cutter approach without giving me any reason to care whether or not they got together or not.
I love seeing friends become lovers but what the two had together barely felt like a friendship to me.