Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Five: Love / Step Six: All the Rest

Learning How to Lose in Six Easy Steps Step Five Love Step Six All the Rest It s not that Ryuu s a bad loser he just wants things to be in order And in the natural order of the universe he should not be losing to dorks Losing is a thing Japanese pop star Ryuu Shiwasuda does

  • Title: Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Five: Love / Step Six: All the Rest
  • Author: Alex Gabriel
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  • Page: 434
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  • Learning How to Lose, in Six Easy Steps: Step Five: Love / Step Six: All the Rest

    It s not that Ryuu s a bad loser he just wants things to be in order And in the natural order of the universe, he should not be losing to dorks Losing is a thing Japanese pop star Ryuu Shiwasuda does not do certainly not gracefully Image is everything to hot headed Ryuu Sure, his macho bluster is only a cover for shyness and social awkwardness, but he takes it andIt s not that Ryuu s a bad loser he just wants things to be in order And in the natural order of the universe, he should not be losing to dorks Losing is a thing Japanese pop star Ryuu Shiwasuda does not do certainly not gracefully Image is everything to hot headed Ryuu Sure, his macho bluster is only a cover for shyness and social awkwardness, but he takes it and himself very seriously So when gratingly cheerful punster Hiro Takahashi delivers the ultimate insult of letting Ryuu win at a video game, Ryuu is cut to the quick, and vows swift vengeance Can t be too hard to beat a dork like Hiro, right Wrong As Ryuu chases after his elusive victory, he s forced to add and items to the list of things to beat Hiro at and is shocked to find that Hiro s quirky charm is sparking never before felt desires in him Ryuu s life and career have no place for a male lover But he s already in too deep Can he risk going all in And what does he stand to lose if he doesn t Length of Volume III 75,000 words Six easy steps Three volumes.Don t miss the other books in the series Volume I Step One Tetris Step Two Fun and Games Volume II Step Three Innocence Step Four Perspective Volume III Step Five Love Step Six All the Rest

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    1. Lexxi Kitty

      I only made it 6% into this book, so obviously no rating and no real review. Just a 'why did I stop?' comment.(view spoiler)[as my status update notes, a moment occurs when the man who is very confused about his sexual identity/orientation, rapes the other man in the book. Maybe there's some justification. Maybe I read the scene wrong (it has been since April 12 2016 that I read that 6% of the book). And no, if later in the book the other man says something like "I liked it" or "I wasn't sure, b [...]

    2. Armi

      *** Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. ***At the beginning of Volume 3 Ruyy is racking his brain to figure out just what it is that made Hiro leave him. Eventually he figures it out, but it’s not that simple. Hiro refuses to answer his calls or respond to his texts. Ruyy is devastated. People notice. But he can’t really tell anyone.Hiro is no better off. They’re both heartbroken and miserable. Then, one night, Hiro’s had enough and he decides to meet Ruy [...]

    3. Erika

      This series has been utterly adorable and I loved everything about it. I never thought I'd get to say this, but: this m/m romance series about Jpop is really well done, charming, sexy and sprinkled with some beautiful moments. It's a must read if you like Jpop (I don't) or even Kpop (I do), but especially if you love reading about young cute men being lovely to, and with, each other. I binge read this series over the course of a day after I stumbled upon it through the M/M Romance group, and boy [...]

    4. Kendra T

      I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a GREAT way to end the series! I am so glad I continued to read this after Volume 1 confused me a bit (with its cultural references). Ryuu is a relatively clueless individual. He doesn't quite realize how his actions affect others, and this hits him hard as he struggles with losing Hiro because of that. Ryuu does a lot of growing up in the book and it was great to see. For once, we have communication bet [...]

    5. Tonileg

      Part three in this Japanese Popstar M/M series.The first two parts are total cliffhangers which I am generally against, but this story is complex like life so I didn't mind buying the rest of the story because Ryuu is clueless and hurtful in a totally narcissistic obtusely ignorant way which takes time (three books!) to identify, much less fix his many problems. Hiro is not a perfect guy, although he is so much more honest and probably the smartest character in this story although he hides it su [...]

    6. Rin

      5 stars!My fav out of the 3 books in the series. It started out with the conflict that book 2 ended on. I would say it was resolved at about the 1/3 point and I liked that it wasn't dragged out throughout the entire book. I also liked how they both knew their respective faults (perhaps moreso for Ryuu than Hiro since this was from Ryuu's POV). I especially liked how much he seemed to have matured in this book especially from a relationship POV since he started to reflect even on what went wrong [...]

    7. Bitchie

      *I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*I am writing this as more of a review for the whole series, because I truly feel like you can't read any of these as stand alone, and I think that they would have been better served edited down into just one, maybe two books.This series is set in the Japanese world of J-pop stars, and I truly think the reader would get the most out of this series if they were more familiar with that world. The series is filled [...]

    8. Yue

      This has to be one of my favorite MM series. I love it, so much that I forced myself to read like, a chapter per day so I couldn't finish it ^_^ I love the pain our boys went thru in the first couple of chapters both Hiro and Ryuu loved each other so much, but because of Ryuu being an ass (treating Hiro like he wasn't important in front of others), they had this misunderstanding and are apart for weeks. In the process, both of them are unhappy, until finally Ryuu understands everything that he i [...]

    9. Free_dreamer

      The author was kind enough to provide me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.With the ominous ending of book two, I was again glad to already have part three on my kindle. The story is really only complete when you've finished the last book.Parts of this book were very sad and angsty, which I'd never have expected after the first book, which was so very silly and shallow. It broke my heart to see Ryuu suffer so much when Hiro broke up with him. Though I have to say I d [...]

    10. Stephanie

      This review encompasses all three books. I really enjoyed this. I've followed Idol Bands so found the premise to be pretty interesting. It is very much a slow burn series and very slice of life. Ryuu drove me nuts a lot. He is lucky Hiro is so forgiving because what culminates in this final book, I am not sure I would have been nearly so forgiving. In a way it wasn't just Ryuu's fault though. They both needed to communicate better and not doing so is what lead them both to that point. I think th [...]

    11. blub

      I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Continues after volume two. Ryuu's screwed up. Hiro doesn't believe anything can come of their relationship and so breaks it off. Ryuu is in denial, pushes at Hiro and attempts to force him to admit he still feels something for Ryuu. When that backfires, the two try to move but it sounds easier than it seems.Well this volume just wrecked me a bit. For about a third it was just sad seeing Ryuu trying to fix what he broke. (view [...]

    12. Calila

      *A free copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*The final steps of the series both play out great. The beginning deals with Ryuu realizing how badly he screwed up and how self absorbed he generally is most of the time. It's a great introspective realization that he badly needed. I wish Hiro had had a moment like that as well, though he obviously didn't mess up as badly or even at all (depending on your perspective.) Ryuu really takes time to change himself [...]

    13. Bookjunkie12

      I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is the final book and the series that must be read in order.I was happy for the way the second one ended and was happy to see Hiro try to move one. But the beginning of this book was a little uncomfortable for me to read and made me not like Ryuu just a little bit more. But Ryuu does some growing and starts to work hard to have the relationship he wants with Hiro. Hiro grows as well and is able to say how he truly feels a [...]

    14. Anna Goerlitz

      I received a free copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.4 starsThe final two installments of the story about Ryuu and Hiro are probably the best, in my opinion. We see real character growth in Ryuu, a growth he is very conscious about himself, actively making it happen. The boyband parts take up less room in these installments, as Ryuu grows both personally and professionally. The ending is open enough, that it leaves the reader to think about what the future will h [...]

    15. Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie

      Have you ever read a book that you don't want to finish reading, because that will mean that the series is over? Well, that happened to me with this book. This book was my favorite of the three, despite the angsty angst at the beginning, or perhaps because of that. The growth Ryuu shows in this book was amazing! I loved how he matured and finally realized what he'd done wrong and took the steps to remedy it. I absolutely adored how this change impacted Hiro, too, and Ryuu's overall take on his o [...]

    16. Wax

      This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.Ok, I'm not quite sure what more I can say that hasn't been addressed in my reviews for the first two of the trilogy. I still have the same language/culture issues, but the main saving grace is that there's the HFN for which I'm always in search. And Ryuu grows up. And Hiro remains awesome. The only thing I wish (though I'm sure it would be a death knell in the competitive and scandal-free world of idols) was that Ryu [...]

    17. DeeNeez

      *This book was received free in return for an honest review via the Don't Buy My Love program*Again, this book out did the previous one! Thick headed and clueless Ryuu gets dumped after saying the "L" word and doesn't understand why. Now, he will do anything to get Hiro back.You can't help but feel the emotional turmoil and heart shattering experience Ryuu goes through. And I wanted to cheer when he finally realizes how selfish and hurtful his actions were. Once they are back together it's not [...]

    18. Ada

      I couldn't read this series in one go. One because I have absolutely no knowledge about (japanese? I can't remember in which country this took place Sjeez. How lame.) the entertainment industrie. So I had to stop sometimes to think about certain things and google them.Two, it's a slow burn romance. Which isn't a bad thing but sometimes I got a bit bored. Because not only the romance was slow and long but also the sex scenes. I'm not a big fan of sex scenes in romance books and it was the case [...]

    19. Renee Cronin

      I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.3.5* I liked the first part of this book the most! The rebuilding of the relationship and seeing that happen. The rest of the book had me a little lost but again, that is due to my ignorance of J-pop as I mentioned in my review of Volume I. Reading all three stories back to back this was the best of them all. The intimacy between the two didn't get old. Definitely kept me interested. I got to know the characters even better in [...]

    20. robert

      Great series The three volumes of this series should be considered as one book. I enjoyed the Japanese pop culture setting. The characters are actually bisexual rather than gay from my point of view, two young men who just happen to fall for each other in the course of their developing friendship. I thought the conversation hard to follow at times, but this did not detract from the story. I would be quick to read more by this author. Thanks.

    21. J.J. Carroll

      I ended up loving this series, and Hiro and Ryuu. Wish there was something from Hiro's POV, and more of his back story. Also would have been nice to get a little more background in general, for example some of Ryuu's friends at times didn't make sense to me in their behaviour and comments. And why did Hiro put up with that agent?Even so, this was exactly like taking a journey through a relationship, some bumps in the road, and sometimes needed a map, but loved the scenery and the destination.

    22. Teresa

      After finishing the last volume, I had to jump into this one and finish Ryuu and Hiro's story. It was as entertaining as the others with the glimpses into the world of Japanese pop and navigating their love affair. However, I felt that their story is not finished. There are things that hamper a true HEA that I felt still needed to be dealt with. But the book ended on a happy note and I enjoyed everything that came before.

    23. Kira

      This was one of the best reason and setting for a role-play sex that I've read about.Otherwise, the only thing I wish we could see was (view spoiler)[some more definite confirmation that other band members, or Yo at least, know about Hiro and Ryuu and are okay with it (hide spoiler)].

    24. Wyrn

      I really enjoyed this series. The two main characters are such polar opposites but they are both really sweet. The side story of the tv series was also really interesting and really added to the story. Would love to see more of Ryuu and Hiro.

    25. Manizeh

      A very disappointing 3rd instalment. The angst of Hiro and Ryuu's separation and their getting together was great but that was just 1/3 into the book. The remaining 66% was filler, to cover the fact that the real story in this book could have been completed in Vol 2, and Vol 3 was just a rip-off.

    26. Allan

      負けず嫌いで強気な俺様で傲慢で自己中で、でもとびっきり可愛いしわすだ君。やっといろいろなことに気がつきます。ついついこの二人のことを応援したくなる私。すっかりファンです。(笑)よかった。本当によかったです。時代劇「真田十勇士」の話も面白くて、ドラマを観てみたくなりました。

    27. Lindsay

      Beautiful story wonderful endingThe last two stories for Hiro and Ryuu are wonderful to love and be loved that's all we can ask for in life.They compliment each other so well

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