tasting yaoi: chocolate surprise

Chocolate Surprise by Lily Hoshino

The Blurb:

Want A Sugar Rush?! Mix Chocolate is a sexy game involving guys, girls and an assortment of chocolates. Hidden within the sweets is a single chocolate with an aphrodisiac inside. If any of the girls picks this one, they get to have sex with the hottest guy in class, Kakiuchi. If one of the guys picks it, they get to choose anyone they want to have sex with. But what happens when one guy, Ogasawara, picks the lucky chocolate and wants to have sex with Kakiuchi?!

Why I bought it:

The blurb appealed. *mmmm, chocolate*

Dislike/like (ending on a high note):

Dislike~ There’s lots of tears at times. This angst is pretty normal for ‘uke’ characters. Still, it can be a little wearying. What I did like was the way the author/artist also revealed the feelings of the ‘seme’. It helped provide a balance to the relationship and the story.

Like~ Chocolate Surprise contains nine short stories with the first two stories focusing on the same characters. It could be the toy poodle flu, but I really enjoyed the fact there were so many stories in the one volume as well as their diversity. A number of themes were dealt with in this book including first love, rejection, loneliness, infidelity (I know, I know), friendship, fantasy, etc, etc.

Dislike~ Not really a dislike, but a comment. The way some of those boys carried on at school… well, you can’t tell me they wouldn’t have been caught. Just saying.

Like~ There is something about Lily Hoshino’s work that really resonates with me and I think a lot of it has to do with her artwork. No two ways about it – I adore it. Besides the fact that her boys are seriously gorgeous – hey, Ms Superficial here 😉 – , the work itself is simple, but very evocative. It runs the gamut from something like a pair of eyes widening or a close up of two lips meeting to a detailed sex scene, yet each frame and strip perfectly reflects the narrative and the emotions of the character/s. I love it.

So, what I think:

This is the first book I read by this author/artist and I enjoyed it so much that I promptly purchased all of her other yaoi work. I think she is awesome.

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‘Tasting’ is my version of a mini-review where I talk a (very) little about what I liked and disliked about a book as well as who I think the story will appeal to. Oh, and I’ve added a bit about why I picked up the book in the first place – sometimes this can be interesting to know.

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19 Responses to tasting yaoi: chocolate surprise

  1. Maybe they wanted to get caught. Just sayin 😛

    pretties and choccies…two of my fave things all wrapped in one yummy treat. kitteh approves!

  2. *dreaming of a high school where girls and boys can perve on smexy BL*

    I’m gonna be pimping all of the other books by this author to death. I love her so friggin much and as for her pretties… let’s just say that they are very, umm, oral. O_O

  3. Sean Kennedy says:

    The juvenile part of me is laughing at that title. Especially after another book you recently reviewed was called ‘Nut Cream’.

  4. Kris says:

    What you think I have some sort of fixation, Sean? LOL.

  5. I’m just hoping that the chocolate surprise mentioned in the title didn’t refer to what’s left on a guy’s tip after anal.

  6. Kris says:

    Ewwwww… and here I was *innocently* thinking of choc-flavoured cum.

  7. Sean Kennedy says:

    Oh please, you’re not that innocent.

  8. Emmy, who has seen the demon red glint in Kris' eyes says:

    what he said

  9. Kris says:

    How rude! I’ll have you know that the Mumma brought me up very proper-like.

  10. Tam says:

    If God was a woman she would have made sperm taste like chocolate.
    Carrie P. Snow

    No idea who Carrie Snow is, but I agree with her. 🙂

  11. Jenre says:

    Sounds good, Kris. Can you buy this in eformat or do you have to get a paper copy?

    I can see that without my steadying influence over the past few days, everyone has degenerated into childish humour. *sigh*.

  12. Kris says:

    Tam: Very nice quote, Tam. LOL.

    Jen: Did you see how Emmy and Sean picked on me?? They’re meanies. 😦

    BTW, “Chocolate Surprise” is only available in hard copy as far as I know. The good thing is that this format lets you turn the book around so as to allow for the best interpretation. *g*

  13. Little CJ says:

    OH, boy, this is my kind of book. Yummy. Nice cover. Oh, and congrats on winning my award.

  14. Jenre says:

    Hmmmm. Not sure I can risk getting it then. Hiding my romance is one thing, especially as it’s just boring books but I daren’t leave anything round the house that looks like a comic book!

  15. Tam says:

    Jen: I was just thinking that same thing. LOL

    Since guess what I got in the mail today? A PACKAGE FROM AUSTRALIA!!!!!! Can you hear me squeeing? You are too freaking awesome Kris.

    My daughter is not really into comics or manga so I’ll likely not have to explain. After all, if “I” like it can’t be cool.

    Now what to do with that Vegemite. I’ll have to google consumption techniques and find a very special place for my special postcard. Double squee.

  16. Kris says:

    Little CJ: I know that you have the mind of a (very dirty) 30 year old, but I’m still not sure you should be looking at such, explicit, images… and for God’s sake don’t let Miss Doreen see them!!

    Oh, and thank you for opportunity to win your awesome award. I’m honoured.

  17. Kris says:

    Jen: ROFL!!! Too funny. You could start making fake book covers for them or would that just add to the curiousity. *g*

  18. Kris says:

    Tam: You got the package already?! Awesome!

    At least your daughter is away at the moment which will allow you to a safe hiding place if you need it. LOL.

    <>Vegemite-on-Toast Recipe<>toast slice of bread
    slather with butter or marg
    b4 the butter/marg gets too melty
    get tube of vegemite and squirt a little (no point in using a trowel to lay your vegemite until you get used to the taste) dollop in centre of toast
    quickly – so it can melt with the butter/marg – spread it as evenly as possible over the slice of toast
    cut toast into soldiers (or thirds) and serve

    *nommy – off to make myself some for brekkie*

  19. Kris says:

    PS – Be careful not to burn the toast otherwise you will stink out your house.

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