S VOL. 2: A LOVE BITE (ADVANCE REVIEW)

Posted On August - 5 - 2008
  RELEASED BY:   DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
  AUTHOR / ART:  

SAKI AIDA / CHIHARU NARA

  FORMAT:   ENGLISH / B&W
  PAGES:   186
  RATING:   M
  RELEASE DATE:   08/26/2008
  REVIEW DATE:   08/05/2008
  REVIEWED BY:   HOLLY ELLINGWOOD



The second novel in the erotic crime thriller deepens the suspense and the sexual electricity as Shiiba confronts danger and something possibly even more dangerous, his feeling for his S, the criminal Munechika.

His S has proven truly exceptional but it is at the continual cost of Shiiba offering Munechika his body. And it seems to be not only his body, but his soul that Munechika is laying claim to with every caress and moment shared between the two men. However Shiiba is given a new assignment to help another undercover cop find a murderer. It leads him to a beautiful male prostitute, an inside conflict between lethal Yakuza, and puts him in the middle of a murder, a love triangle, and a deadly game of cat and mouse. Shiiba is in danger not only from Munechika’s jealousy, but perhaps also the advances of a young man longing for love and safety, as well as a fellow colleague that may be in far deeper undercover than even Shiiba could have guessed.  The results are a thrilling erotic ride for readers. The story is suspenseful, well woven intrigue mixed with incendiary eroticism between Shiiba and Munechika.

The story of fellow detective Nagakura is fascinating. The strange hate and resentful relationship he has towards Shiiba is a point of concern while drawing the reader in to want to learn more. As the case unfolds, it is with twists and turns that will take Shiiba on a journey of self-discovery and crime thrills for the reader. The case involves love, jealousy, and sacrifice. Nagakura’s fall from grace is a mirror for Shiiba. One he can choose to follow or can he find the courage to change his lone wolf apathy and face the passion and meaning that it holds for Munechika? It may prove the key to his salvation or his undoing.

The writer keeps up with the involving and detailed story telling into the seedy world of crime and world weary young detectives. Although filled with gay male erotica, it also is a well done crime drama that is truly exceptional. 


IN SUMMARY:
An exceptional crime drama involving two men on different sides of the war on crime, a forbidden love, and ever greater danger. It is danger not only of the body, but the heart that these men must face. S is a gripping erotic crime novel that holds outstanding story telling that will draw the reader into a world both seductive and lethal. 

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