Toko Kawai, Author . 801 Media $15.95 (177p) ISBN 978-1-934129-00-5

Passion begets obsession in Bond(z) , a compilation of yaoi love stories that explore the hardships two men face when they fall in love. In the opening story, Tomo and Keita are reunited and begin to rekindle the brief but passionate love affair that they started one sweltering summer two years earlier. Tomo finds his feelings for Keita bordering on obsession, and the two men struggle to deal with both their blossoming love and the secret they keep from their girlfriends. Similar themes are explored in subsequent stories, as the characters must overcome obstacles to pursue an intimate relationship with another man. Themes of obsession intermingle with the question of whether two men should be in a romantic relationship. Yaoi fan favorite Kawai, creator of the popular title Our Everlasting , brings her flair for creating sexy, believable characters with complex problems to Bond(z). Her lean, distinctive art style is appealing. The book does contain graphic sexual situations and is rated 18+. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 04/02/2007
Release date: 04/01/2007
Genre: Fiction
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