Renai Sousa: Love Control, Vol. 1

by Ai Hasukawa | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1569707251 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingHI77wing of Fort Myers, Florida USA on 9/15/2014
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingHI77wing from Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, September 15, 2014
Their bonds prove to be

stronger than the harsh edge
of their personalities.

Journal Entry 2 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (9/16/2014 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book has become part of the party in Gorydetails latest June 2014 '[US] shrinking yaoi manga bookbox'! ;)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/508024

These are always my favorite bookrings. It's too bad there aren't more people to participate in it. Still, it's always fun!

So off this book goes, to find new readers! :D

Journal Entry 3 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Monday, September 29, 2014
I pulled this out of the bookbox and read it quickly, only to find I already had a copy of this on my shelves! heehee

Here's what I thought:
I liked this one a lot. Kei, an interior decorator, and Okumura, a rich businessman, dance the dance of attraction and uncertainty for a long time. Even after they finally get together, they're not so sure how to be together. I really enjoyed the sexy discussion about ties that kicked the whole thing off, and was pleased to see it come up again later on as well.

The short bonus stories were also quite nice, especially as one of them involve these characters as well. Watching the guys get together for the first time in "Near the Rainbow, And You" was sweet.

Journal Entry 4 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's been on my wishlist for a while now. Hooray! (I enjoyed Volume Two, and now I can go back and see what led up to it.)

Later: Very enjoyable read, with artwork that I like a lot, and with characters who - for all the emotional game-playing - are more equal than in many yaoi stories. I also like the nods to the actual jobs of the characters, showing more layers to their personalities and lives than simply "when will they get together".

The bonus story "Near the Rainbow and You" looked as if it was going to get into "older man taking advantage of youth" territory, but the author deftly flipped that, and threw in some lost-boy issues as well. And the short-short "Early Summer" was a nice look at the two main characters in a setting where they aren't wearing suits {wry grin}.

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (6/29/2015 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this book to k00kaburra's manga bookbox, which will go in the mail on Monday. Hope someone enjoys it!

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

*** Released as part of the 2015 June Brides release challenge, for "love". ***

Journal Entry 6 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Monday, September 07, 2015
Taken from the bookbox

Journal Entry 7 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, March 24, 2016
I'm not normally much of a yaoi fan, but I actually liked this one enough to read a second time! I found the characters more engaging than I expected and actually found their push/pull relationship entertaining rather than frustrating. There are a bunch of tropes being turned on their heads here, and as a whole the characters seem more mature and reasonable than most romantic dramas. It is a nice change to have characters actually tell each other what is bothering them instead of stewing and causing misery.

The art is solid, if not particularly interesting to look at, and works well while conveying the moods of each tale.

Journal Entry 8 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, June 03, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (6/3/2016 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book is setting out as one of the starter books for the Manga and Graphic Novel Relay Game

Journal Entry 9 by slipperbunny at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 09, 2016
I think I'll keep this one because it's been forever since I have read any yaoi. =)

Journal Entry 10 by slipperbunny at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, June 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (6/9/2017 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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I'm sending this tomorrow or next week to the winner of the manga & graphic novel sweeps.

Journal Entry 11 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Book is back in Florida after a long tour!

Thank you so much slipperbunny for this nice book!! I do enjoy some Yaoi, and everybody's review sounds positive. Really appreciate you sending this book, doubly so when I notice the postage. Almost €10 for surface mail for a book? That's pretty pricey, even though I found out that during my BC con trip that in Oslo even waiters make over US$20 an hour and that €10 doesn't buy me a glass of beer.

Journal Entry 12 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
While the artwork is very good, and the plot actually quite solid - the characters do have a life besides their relationship, I somehow didn't like he story much. Maybe I am straight forward and all the game-playing annoys me.

Saving this for the manga book box.

Journal Entry 13 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
This came back in my manga & graphic novel book box.

Journal Entry 14 by wingnimrodielwing at Evanston, Illinois USA on Saturday, May 18, 2019
I loved the artwork. But something about the story just bugged me...

Journal Entry 15 by wingnimrodielwing at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois USA on Saturday, May 18, 2019

Released 5 mos ago (5/18/2019 UTC) at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois USA

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Released during ACEN. Left on a table in the entertainment hall.

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