To be honest, I'm not particularly fond of Ebine Yamaji's art. Although I have come to recognize it as a style all her own, I still have to state that it is quite unappealing.
But having said that, the manga Love My Life is still worth reading. The characters' personalities, especially Ichiko's, was given much thought. Her feelings and her thoughts are well-motivated. Her gradual maturity is interesting to read. Her realizations don't feel like expositions but more of a natural growth for her character.
The slice of life take to the topic of lesbianism and sexuality is perfect in this manga. It avoids romanticism and
chooses to present how similar a gay relationship is to a straight one.
There are weak spots to this manga but I cannot recall it at the moment. Which just means that the good stuff outweigh the flaws.
Definite thumbs up on this one. Great scenes, great characters.