Reviewed by Becca
AUTHOR: Jet Lupin
LENGTH: 244 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2017
Dinner, drinks, and dancing sounds like a fun night out, but not to Phil. His ideal way to spend a Friday evening is on the couch with his dog and some take out. When he finds himself away from home on his first night out in months, he gets more than he bargained for in the attention of a handsome stranger. He doesn’t usually entertain these kinds of pickups, but when he winds up saying yes instead of his usual no, he ends up with more than the guy’s phone number.
Breaking a long hiatus with a night on the town was what Shige thought he needed, but he wound up with so much more. He’s attracted to the one guy in the club who looked like he doesn’t want to be there, he can’t leave him alone. He wants more from their encounter than what he usually gets. But will fate, and his dangerous secret, let someone like him, have what even he won’t admit he craves?
When I read the blurb, I thought this would be a good book. Something just told me it was going to be vampires or something of the sort. But the more I got into this book, I don’t know, it just wasn’t all I thought it would be. There were some grammatical errors that threw some of it off too. More than that, though, it felt like some things were missing. And in fact, there were spots that were left unexplained. Overall, it just wasn’t as I thought it would be.
Phil was overworked, and it was his own fault. He was so lonely he hated going home to an empty apartment, so he worked. Anyone needed him, he went. But he had racked up so much time, he was forced to take time off. And his friend, Jerome, was forcing him to take some time out. Much to his objection, he went out to a club anyway, where he ended up meeting a man who was a weird craving to him. Shige was just as intrigued with Phil. But what turned out to be a heated few dates, always ended in disaster. Until one night, it turned into worse. Shige was forced to defend Phil and Phil was freaking out thinking someone was dead in his apartment. Phil was forced to flee into Shige’s protection, which to him felt like he was in prison. During weeks of being under Shige’s protection, Phil was going nuts. And an eye opening experience causes him to cling to someone and escape. But escape turns into kidnapping and everything becomes horrible. In the middle of a war he knows nothing about, Phil is forced to see things he can’t quite believe.
In this book, I feel sorry for Phil. He is pushed into everything under the sun, when all he really wants is to go home and be with his dog. Even if it means being lonely. But he’s dragged out to a club he really doesn’t want to be at, only to end up in the middle of creatures he didn’t know existed and a war he has no idea he is the middle of. He just wanted someone to love him and be with him and he got more than he bargained for. And when he meets Shige, he thinks maybe he can at least have one night with a man he is craving like never before. Shige is battling his own demons, almost quite literally. Shige has made mistakes in his past, things he is so regretful over, but now he just wants to lead a quiet life away from all the horridness of the past. When he sees Phil, he can’t help but be enamored of him. Phil is a craving to him, he does not understand, but can’t leave him alone. Both of them just want a chance to be with each other, but it seems like everything has a way of interfering with them. And Shige and his ‘crew’ are forced into revealing secrets and things they hoped they wouldn’t have. Poor Phil just can’t seem to catch a break.
I wish I knew what else to say. There were some good parts, some not so good parts. If you think this is a book for you, please read. Happy reading!