Such a sweet manga, I'm glad I read it. Just a few points about each category:
The whole "delinquent turned good" trope is at work here, but I don't think that's a bad thing! The reason Jimmy pickpockets and stuff is briefly explained in the manga, which I thought was nice. One thing that caught my eye right off the bat was the (very apparent) age gap. Usually I'm not into that sort of thing, but in this story, I feel like it wasn't weird/awkward in any way. Drama arises between the two because of Reese's dark past, a nice departure from a typical lovers'
spat in most yaoi manga.
Amazing art! I love the Korean (manwha) style, and I think it looks even better in black and white. Both Jimmy and Reese have great facial expressions that tell a lot more than the words they are saying. Aside from the faces, backgrounds were really well done and the setting (NYC) looked great! CTK does a great job making both characters very masculine during sex, which is something I really appreciate. Also, whoever scanlated this uncensored the smut: always a welcome touch.
Both characters are very genuine and sincere. I like how Jimmy always treats Reese so well, despite the drama that arises between them. Reese's backstory is told just enough to make his character pretty in-depth for a 7 chapter manga. Jimmy, not so much, but I appreciate the amount of detail that went into their mannerisms (especially Reese) to make them seem more real.
I loved this. I wasn't expecting much going into it, but I came out being so happy for Reese and Jimmy. I know there likely won't be a followup, but one can hope, right?
I think any yaoi lover can appreciate this manga like I have. Thanks for reading.