Review: Year Three (Would It Be Okay To Love You? #5) by Amy Tasukada

A voice actor out of the closet. A boyfriend in the tabloids. Can their love survive the trappings of fame?
Aoi is more comfortable in the recording studio than in the limelight. But when his boyfriend persuades him to come out on national TV, he skyrockets from D-list adult voice actor to gay icon. Caught in a whirlwind of fame, Aoi worries the wear and tear will be too much for his vocal cords—and his heartstrings—to handle.

Sato is a diehard fan of geek culture and his dreamy boyfriend. So when Aoi’s newfound star power gives him a chance to voice a favorite anime character, Sato’s over the moon. But after doctors diagnose Aoi with a career-threatening throat condition, Sato doesn’t know which is worse—the relentless rumor mill or his crushing guilt for pushing the man he loves to the brink of ruin.

In the midst of a media frenzy and medical emergencies, can Aoi and Sato’s love survive, or will it be silenced forever?

Year Three is a heartwarming gay romance with a unique Japanese setting. If you like steamy chemistry, Japanese anime culture, and emotional journeys of overcoming the odds, then you'll adore Amy Tasukada’s pitch-perfect slice-of-life anthology collection.

I’ve quite enjoyed myself regarding this series that Tasukada has put out.

It’s different, it’s super sweet, with just a bit of angst, and based in Japan, a place and culture I know very little about.

What started out as a monthly peek at these two - how complete opposites Aoi and Sato meet cute, how they slowly become a couple, how they come out to friends and family - continues to evolve into something deeper and more profound. The monthly vignettes still tell their story in this final installment, and now there’s a new obstacle - a health scare for Aoi.

Aoi has always been the hesitant one, the one with legitimate fears, having been kicked out of his home at the tender age of 15. It’s very hard for him to rely on and trust others, and he wants to remain strong for his boyfriend Sato, to never be a burden. So, when his very livelihood is threatened, he’s paralyzed with indecision.

In turn, Sato continues to be the standout star here. Shy, conservative, and 100% all in, he’s also the more decisive one when it comes to taking a stand on what's important, and that’s his devoted love to Aoi.

If you want something feel good and easy, check out this series. Again, a very sweet journey witnessing these two, and I’m completely satisfied with their wonderful happy ending!

A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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