This was a very cute and mostly wholesome bl/yaoi **tho it's not mature scenes shown much until side stories** The slight miscommunication and holding back the truth was a bit frustrating but also understandable from all perspectives. I wished this was in colored format because they're so cute :((( and so is the side couple :((.
**OVERVIEW AND SPOILERS **
When first reading it sucks Mc wants to use a famous person in hiding to try and get his job back but thankfully they get together in the end. A good turn straight guy, gay bl story here. Mc denies the feelings til he can't deal with ml being cold because ml doesn't want to wait for someone who isn't even certain he wants him. Realistic p.o.v. with how exes screw up a person and the next relationship but thankfully these dudes worked it out. I hated Mc coming up with excuses to not tell ml especially knowing what his ex did :// I love how everyone around them can tell how much they like each other while they deny it xD. Gotta show some love to Bean as well for being adorable xD. I love the couple rings and the fact they both get jealous but talked it out healthily *after a moment of alone time to think*. I highly recommend reading this :)).
If you've read "hold me tight" before you'll get almost the same feeling when reading this, the bloody angst the character gives off who had to try desperately to hide the sneaky operation he's doing, you gon be reading this in preparation for the not-so-pleasant reaction of the other party when the truth comes to light. "Hold me tight" doesn't deliver the same angst due to the fact that it's smut throughout and Giovanni already knew, whilst in this one Taejun is absolutely clueless for about 28 chapters straight, chap 28 is like an instant heartbreak and you'll have to bear with your aching kokoro for like 10 chaps for them to make up again.
The experience was not so pleasant since you know this shit will come sooner or later, but after all the post-angsty shit is cleared up I assure you they'll make up and go back to smoochy smooch again, all the tension will be lifted off after chap 38. This pattern is inevitable since the author chose this type of storyline: temporary bliss-reveal-heartbreak-misunderstandings cleared-back to square one.
Wonyoung also ain't an uke that needs to be pursued after a breakup, the man is spontaneous, he became the pursuer post-break up to get his man back. Comes off as clingy but his unwavering persistence alone earned himself some brownie points *evangelion's last ep claps*.
This was so wholesome 😭 I've been so jaded after reading good storylines turn to trash that i was holding my breath throughout the misunderstanding/reunion part but oh my god it was handled so well I'm 🛐😭💓 anyway real review: the manhwa itself reads more like a romcom/kdrama than anything, both parties are respectful of each other and the plot progression is realistic. There's a side couple too but I didn't much care for it, the only thing that kind of irked me is the "you were straight before" "you won't be able go back to being straight (after having sex with a man)" lines that were thrown in between (neither was said by the main characters so I count that as a positive) maybe I'm a bit more sensitive to the usage of such language because I'm bi or maybe because the statements are inherently untrue and hurtful I'll never figure out. Anyways 10/10 couple I love how much mutual respect and love they have for eachother 😭💓
Do you ever just feel like your reading the same story with the same characters over and over again? No hate on this story in particular I liked it, it's just that I went in with a certain expectation of what the story was and it was wrong. No matter what the original situation I just seems like all romance story's are devolve back into the bundle of clichés by the end. I liked this story but I liked it for the same EXACT reason I like 50 other romance stories both straight and BL and inevitably that lead me to being a bit...bored. There, I said it. The beginning was interesting and the drama was cool and all, but I've seen it all a hundred times before and this one certainly didn't bring an ounce of originality again.
Also can we please just let the 'honest, pure and innocent' feminine caricature die? It's over done and unrealistic. Plenty of people fall in love and get laid ever day and their nothing like that.