A robot fanboy. An erotic voice actor. When love comes calling, will they shed their armor?
Sato’s only long-term relationship is the one he shares with his Gundam collectibles. He dreams about the kind of unconditional love his parents enjoy. If only he could break out of his shell, he might find his special someone…
Outgoing playboy Aoi has sworn off relationships. He knows they only distract him from his budding voice acting career. He’s earned a few loyal fans, and if he keeps at it, he may even earn enough to never worry about being evicted again…
When Sato meets Aoi at the local anime store, there’s definitely a spark. But even as they tread carefully, their commitment issues and Aoi’s troubled past soon muck things up before they can start. In order for Sato and Aoi to have their happily-ever-after, they’ll both have to take a leap of faith… and hope to be caught.
Would It Be Okay to Love You? is the first book in a gay romance series set in Japan. If you like original characters, nerd culture, and simmering chemistry, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s charming multicultural love story.
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Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Tropes: Famous / Not Famous, First Time, Opposites Attract
Word Count: 42,000
Setting: Tokyo, Japan
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
I you love Japan, Yaoi and sweet cute geeks you will definitely love this book!
Sato is an accountant in an anime (Japanese animation) production company, using his skill for numbers to be a part of the thing he loves most- Robot (Mecha) anime. Spanding his free time building complex robot models and still mostly in the closet he runs into Aoi in an anime shop in the geek central of Tokyo- Akihabara. Aoi is a voice actor for gay drama CDs that specializes in moaning, who is busy building his career so he can have financial stability. Their friendship starts out a bit awkwardly, with Sato completely oblivious to Aoi's uncontrollable sexual innuendoes.
It had the perfect plot in a Japanese style without the inconsistencies that comic/animation genre tends to have. It did not have questionable sexual situations like Yaoi manga sometimes have (when one says 'no' but is portrayed as liking it, even when he is sexually assaulted). This book just hit the spot for me! It has the perfect combination of everything I love about M/M and Yaoi (the Japanese male/male romance genre). It was so nostalgic as well because I started reading and liking Japanese animation and comics when I was a teen. I can honestly say that if I found a Yaoi manga with this plot I would have been the happiest girl in the world. I love Japan and its culture, all the references were spot on, including specific places as I have been to most of the places mentioned in the book. It was sweet, slow burn in a teasing kind of way and with just the right amount of hands on action to make it realistic and not cliché.