- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, LGBTQ+ (Adult Fiction)
Japan, 1825: Low-ranking samurai Uchida Tomonosuke is a devotee of the way of manly love, but he has never pledged himself to another man. Until one day he accidentally crosses paths with Ichi, a beautiful blind masseur who challenges everything he thought he knew about love between men. Tomonosuke is torn between his passion for Ichi and the expectations of his rank. But when betrayal and natural disasters strike, it is Ichi who holds the key to saving Tomonosuke's life.