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Review: S, Vol. 1

S, Vol. 1
S, Vol. 1 by Saki Aida
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So a police detective and a Yakuza get together in this one. :/ The way they make this happen is that the person in the organized crime gets certain kickbacks if they snitch on others. They are called ‘S’ which means ‘Spy’.
And that about where this ends. While I like some of the info dumping at the beginning it just doesn’t hold up in the end. Not only that the author creates a woman and kills her just to make him related to someone higher in his chain of command. Oh and she was pregnant too so we can have more man pain.

What a little good about this book is that Shiiba gets into the relationship after Munechika’s humiliation which is a terrible trope, but it’s better than him being resistant all the way.
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Review: Eternal Love

Eternal Love
Eternal Love by Mizumi Takaoka
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So we start off with kidnapping and raping Tomoyuki and spend the rest of the book with him telling Aswil he wants to go home and this is somehow “romantic”. Finally at the crux of the book Tomoyuki totally forgets how he’s been abused and the outcome has them mining up Africa for oil.

I give it another star only because Tomoyuki actually DOES like Aswil, only he just wants Aswil to listen to him and treat him like a human being. Also in the outcome they have nice consenual sex for once. That still doesn’t forgive the fact the book is 90% “Stop doing that and let me go home.”

Also “Arabian” and “Exotic” get used a lot in this book.

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