Fence #2 by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad

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5stars

“He’s just some fencer I beat at regionals.”
“I’m not some fencer. My name’s Nicholas Cox. And I’m going to make you remember it.”

Title: Fence
Author: C.S. Pacat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Artist)
Series: Fence #2

Number of pages: 27 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: The drawings and the story make you want more and more. It tests your patience.
Bad things about this book: It’s a comic book so it’s short. It requires patience!
Do I recommend it? Yes, it’s still lacking the romance part but we are getting to know the characters and I love that.
Rate: 5/5

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Why are comic books so short? I can’t binge read them if they are still being published. This is a nightmare. A good nightmare, though, because the comic is great; I love the characters, the drawings and how the story is progressing.

New characters are introduced and we see how the cohabitation of Nicholas and Seiji is going. Guess what? It’s not going well, but they’ll get through it. I wonder when and, more importantly, HOW the sexual tension is going to build itself. Until now there’s no spark, not a single one, so I’m curious to know how these two boys who hate each other are going to find themselves involved romantically.

Fence is a really interesting sport and I actually learned a lot about it in just a couple of comics. I did watch it during the Olympics but it’s not explained; you just watch it and it ends so fast you don’t even see who makes a point. Do they make points? Do they score? I guess I’ll learn it in time.

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I kind of love Nicholas Vision of Seiji better. It’ll be fun seeing those two become friends and question said friendship while fencing their butts off. I can’t wait! See you next month!

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Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday

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5stars

“I always say yes to Wesley.” He looked fleetingly back at him. “No matter what insane thing he asks me to do. I can’t help it. I’m in love with him.”

Title: Gemini Keeps Capricorn
Author: Anyta Sunday
Series: Signs of Love #3
Number of pages: 285 (kindle edition)
Good things about this book: Wesley and everyone and everything. I loved this book.
Bad things about this book: Nothing.
Do I recommend it? Yes! Yes!! YES!!!
Rate: 5/5

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This book was insanely cute. Slow burn love, friendship, coffee shops, tiny misunderstandings, not much drama, beautiful people, and a wonderful love story. And have you seen that cover? The model is HOT! I was sold even before reading the blurb. Sold, I’m telling you!! I have loved all the others Signs of Love books but I think I can say for certain that this is my favourite now. I just loved everything about it; I wanted to read it every single free time I had. I’m so sleepy right now. Give me my bed!

“Aren’t you searching for a new man in your life?”
Wesley sighed. “Not just any man. Not anymore.”
“The One?”
“I have a dream of saying the words ‘I love you.’”

Wesley is a Gemini law student living in a dorm. His floor’s RA is the handsome Capricorn Lloyd with whom Wesley loves to flirt and has a huge crush on that he doesn’t acknowledge. Lloyd from his part is a rule follower, very poised, and it’s quite evident he likes Wesley but doesn’t want to lose his job by being with him. Wesley is funny and a great friend but he is also pretty oblivious; he needs the words spelled out loud to understand what’s really going on. That’s the whole reason for this slow burn love. Everything was in place but the mist of misunderstanding was in the way. As usual, but strangely, this time it didn’t bother me. I enjoyed every single word of it.

“Hundreds of fights are ahead of us, Wesley. I’ll still want you around at the end of them.”

Wesley is easily one of the cutest characters to have ever existed on paper. I loved him from the start. He is not without flaws but he is honest, lovely, caring, and not a bit annoying. I liked him from the bottom of my heart. I did also like Lloyd and how patient he was with Wes’ obliviousness. Lloyd and the coffee his favourite barista Wes made him every morning. Lloyd and the little smiles reserved only to the randomness of Wes the Flirt. This was a sweet and slow love story that also involved very important side characters, like Caleb, Wesley’s younger brother: he was adorable! Wesley called him Hazelnut; how cute is that?

“Apparently I like half-naked cuddles with my brother.” He hummed. “I think we both need therapy.”

All in all, this story was entertaining beyond my expectations. The misunderstanding and obliviousness didn’t make this book one bit dreading like those situations usually make me feel. Wesley was so cute I was absorbed into the story immediately and it kept me glued to the pages even with one eye closed due to sleepiness. It was really what I needed right now; I’m kind on a reading slump. I have been “reading not reading” a couple of books for weeks and that’s not my usual modus operandi. I was worried. This fun love story was needed and I’ll thank it forever.

“I’m going clubbing this weekend, you can come along and hunt for him if you want.”
“Unless you mean book-clubbing, I dislike my chances.”

Oh, if that isn’t me!

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