George Asakura’s Knock Your Heart Out! is a collection of coming-of-age romance vignettes focused on that magical time in middle school when hormones run wild and we all think we know what love is and what we want out it.
There’s cheating, fights, blackmail, and oh, so much heartbreak. It’s the perfect read for this upcoming Valentine’s Day!
Unfortunately this story is not officially licensed in America, so we can’t give you a link for it. If your Google-fu is strong, I’m sure you can find it online. However, if you like reading about relationships that take the road less traveled, check out Stjepan Sejic’s Sunstone, which is about two women beginning to explore a BDSM relationship with each other. This was recommended by a listener, and it’s an oddly adorable story with some of the best artwork I’ve seen this year.