Review by Linda Yau
I was very surprised when I realized that there was a continuation to Make Love & Peace, and I find that I enjoyed this volume more than the first volume. Surprising enough, there wasn’t that much sex scenes drawn as there was cuddling scenes. While I cannot excuse for the fact that there was still sex scenes, it was not every three pages as I had noted from my first review of this story.
Since this is the second volume, readers have already met Ayane and Koichi, so the main point of the second volume is more plot driven, to mention of Ayane’s insecurities with several new competitors for Koichi’s attention. I would recommend reading Make More Love & Peace if you want to see how it turns out for the love birds.
Following the title story, there are two more short stories. In the second story: Just Like a Romance Novel, this talks of aspiring librarian-to-be, Maki and her sempai/pursuer Kazama. I loved Maki’s explanation of why she wanted to be a librarian. It also made me curious to find out the truth of what this manga character said of the Japanese library system.
The third story is The Way You Look At Me and dealing with Mio and Norito’s relationship. Mio is a make up artist with a secret that Norito eventually finds out, but would this secret harm their relationship?
Those are the basic summaries of the three stories. Now I was at the point where I can write off Josei manga as nothing but sex scenes and no substance except for fluff scenes, but Luv Luv Press or rather this second volume defies my expectation. I definitely look forward to more publications from this publication, as I enjoy finding out if there are hit or misses in terms of Josei mangas.