The second book continues the story – as clutzy former aristocrat Choko’s relationship heats up with boss Domoto – is he so considerate of her because of their family history or is there something stronger behind his motives?
As with most of Yoshihara’s works, the fun is in the characters and what happens after the relationship is started. And since this is a josie (women’s) and not shoujo (girls) title, there is sex involved though it is gentle (and usually very funny and humorous) rather than raunchy or erotic.
Butterflies, Flowers is a great book for those who want more than the interminable angst of a high school romance. Funny, tender, and silly – but always romantic – are the hallmarks of a Yoshihara manga.