Title: Year One: Would it Be Okay to Love You?
Author: Amy Tasukada
Publisher: Macarons & Tea Publishing
Release Date: 17th August, 2017
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
A robot fanboy. An erotic voice actor. Will their secrets overwhelm their love?
Sato doesn’t get out much. The anime company accountant spends his days at a desk and his nights working on his own small-scale robots. His geeky life is like a dream, but it has just one piece missing…
The world only knows Aoi for his moans. The erotic voice actor has legions of fangirls obsessed with his gasps of simulated ecstasy. And his new boyfriend Sato can barely handle the attention.
As Aoi’s popularity rises and secrets about his past begin to reveal themselves, can the accountant and the voice actor rise above their problems to create something real?
Year One is a short story anthology collection unlike anything you’ve ever read. If you like geeky settings, and sweet romance, then you’ll love Amy Tasukada’s slice-of-life story.
I didn’t know going in that this is a continuation of a story. The MCs are already in a relationship and they are just going through life and love and few ups and downs throughout their first year together.
Aoi and Sato were a very sweet couple. Aoi is a voice actor and mainly works in Boy’s Love animes and generally his roles comprises more of moans than actual speaking words. Whereas, Sato is an accountant in an anime studio. The story starts with their first year together. How in each month they develop and grow together a little bit more in their relationship.
The characters as I said are really likable. What I didn’t like was the way the story was told. There is no plot where you expect something happening and finally it getting resolved. It was more like a daily, every month happening in their lives and how the couple wades through it all. It was not very interesting. I mean if you are really invested in this couple from the beginning then this novel or the next ones will make sense because you would then want to follow what is happening with them through the years. But as a first time reader about this couple, I was totally bored and didn’t know if I should continue reading it or not.
The story just coasted through some cute and steamy moments between the couple without actually divulging much about them. There is a little peek in Aoi’s past and also a kind of a major change in their lives in respect to Sato’s family at the end which were like the only significant events in the entire story.
So yeah, if you have read Aoi and Sato’s first story that I think is published monthly through the author’s newsletters, then go ahead and read it or else you won’t like it much.