Shy Intentions

by Shoko Takaku | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1569705674 Global Overview for this book
Registered by spacedog of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 8/9/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, August 09, 2014
i enjoyed the author's other works, and although the art is still of the consistently high quality this one is one of the more forgettable. the book starts off with an interesting premise where the two guys meet at a hospital while visiting their sick relatives, but then settles into the usual "does he really love me?" yaoi insecurity. i'm not really big on glasses either, but this would be ideal for someone with that particular fetish. ;)

adding to gorydetails' yaoi bookbox.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This book came home in the yaoi bookbox today; many thanks! All the more so as it was on my wishlist - yay! (And I admit to being rather fond of the glasses-characters, perhaps because of my early anime-crush on Kyouya from Ouran High School Host Club, who rocks the scary-shiny-glasses!)

Later: I enjoyed the setup here, with already-established-couple Kaoru and Yoshiyuki running into acquaintances Hasumi and Ryuichi (apparently characters from a different work by this author), leading to an extended "how we met" flashback.

And having the guys meet at a hospital, while one is visiting his terminally-ill mother and the other has stopped by to visit his also-very-frail grandmother - well, it's definitely not your typical meet-cute setup, is it? Yet somehow it worked for me (with some additional poignancy because I've done the sit-at-bedside-feeling-helpless thing myself). I liked the artwork, and the way the relationship developed - and I appreciated the way the (apparently obligatory) "jealous of new lover's old friend" situation was resolved, by a declaration of feelings rather than by a sudden and unexplained breakup.

Later on there are some amusing scenes between the two couples, especially with Yoshiyuki relying on his keno skills when he tries to tutor the not-that-good-a-student Ryuichi. Oh, and the dust jacket conceals a couple of nice portraits of our heroes on the inner book cover.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, July 06, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (7/7/2015 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'm adding this book to the LGBTQIA bookbox, which will be on its way again on Tuesday. Hope someone enjoys this book!

*** Released as part of the 2015 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2015 Allergic to A challenge. ***

Journal Entry 4 by lynmarenjensen at Carson, California USA on Friday, August 14, 2015
I received this book as part of KateKintail's LGBTQIA bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by HI77 at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, December 19, 2016
A pillowing sigh,

a smothered breath
in his shyness.

Journal Entry 6 by HI77 at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, June 23, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/19/2018 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I really like the leisurely pace of this story.

It was a more unusual setup of being in a hospital and the to being there for serious reasons. You can hear the hesitation and their words and the need to connect. It was definitely done well for yaoi of that time period.

It was definitely one to make you nervous that it might not work out but luckily it's not that kind of story. I hate sad endings. They ruin a book for me. This is a good one though. And now it's off to a new reader. :)

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