THE GUILTY VOL. 1: VERDICT (ADVANCE REVIEW)

Posted On October - 13 - 2008
  RELEASED BY:   DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING
  AUTHOR / ART:   KATSURA IZUMI
  FORMAT:   ENGLISH / B&W
  PAGES:   258
  RATING:   M
  RELEASE DATE:   10/21/2008
  REVIEW DATE:   10/13/2008
  REVIEWED BY:   RACHEL BENTHAM



It’s an all new deliciously sinful yaoi novel series for those who like to play down and dirty and the men who love them!

Toya is the all around good guy if a little bland. He’s working very hard at his new job to edit books. When he gets assigned to his favorite author is when it all goes to heck in a hand basket! Kai Hodaka’s a guy no one should mess around with! And Toya isn’t trying to. But he is trying to do his job and get the mysterious dark man to get his latest manuscript done. Now his dream assignment gets messy when Hodaka shows a ruthless side. He’ll write, but the cost will be Toya’s virtue!

The premise isn’t new to yaoi fans. Two guys, one dark and dangerous and the other meek and mild hook up under bodily extortion and find true love. But this novel spices things up big time! This isn’t any vanilla yaoi, oh no it isn’t! It’s bondage and some S&M fun for these two men. Hodaka opens up a whole new world to Toya. Now Toya, realizing his body and heart want something very different than what he thought, has to come to grips with his true desires. He’s got a whole lot more on his plate than simply dealing with an identity crisis due to fabulous sex! He’s got a fiancée to complicate things nicely and his job still to do, and he’s starting to wonder just how the manipulative lover of his nights really feels about him. Is Toya just a toy to Hodaka? Or is there something there that wasn’t there before?

The Guilty is a sinful reading pleasure!  It’s torrid and wantonly graphic and at the same time manages to throw in some romantic angles on the side as Toya struggles with his feelings for Hodaka and tries to figure out how Hodaka really feels about him.

There’s some gorgeous artwork with the hot men of the story. It’s done by the same artist who did such beautiful work in Little Butterfly. There’s a full color cover page illustration and a few black and white art images in the book. My one complaint is that I wanted more pretty pictures!


IN SUMMARY:
A yaoi novel that is truly a guilty pleasure!

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