Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: Nasu by Jet Lupin

Nasu by Jet lupin
Novel: 273pgs

4 Pants Off

Blurb: 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?


Nasu Good Night Out

This is why I love reading, this is why I love reading in the m/m genre. Sometimes you just come across little gems by unknown authors and fall in love. Nasu even with all the editing and grammatical issues still delivered a wonderful paranormal story that had me transfixed. 

Phil is a nurse in need of some serious time off, but work distracts him from how very alone his life is but it will give him time to spend with his dog Hugo. When his close friend decides it time he gets a little r&r with a night out on the town. Clubs aren’t Phil’s thing but maybe a little drinking and partying will make him feel alive. While at the club he catches the attention of a very handsome stranger named Shige and for the first time in a long time Phil feels drawn to someone. Their attraction is instantaneous all that’s left is to seal deal. 

Well there a forces at work that Phil can’t comprehend. Shige while beautiful seems dangerous and strange occurrences keep interrupting whenever they get together. To Phil’s surprise he finds himself packed up and living at Shige's very beautiful home. His staff is weird, Shige himself is very weird, and maybe Phil has finally drunk the Kool-Aid because like them he’s starting to believe they might actually be vampires. Now he’s caught up in a world where others will hurt him to to get to Shige and he doesn’t know what is real anymore. 

First of all, really enjoyed reading this. There was never a moment where I wanted to stop, the characters are engaging and the world exciting. I fear though, not everyone will be forgiving as me for all the grammar stuff. I was so invested in the story I started to look past it. Phil and Shige are really engaging characters, and at times very sexy but I can’t quite tell you how sexy because shit always be interrupting them. It was super frustrating that two dudes couldn’t just get their love on.  

A series of complications continue that keep both Shige and Phil from ever achieving a more meaningful relationship. Phil spends most of his time wary, fearful, and lustful for Shige and Shige can’t quite accept that he might want more from Phil than just sex or blood. They are a complicated bunch but they both need something from each other. Being with Shige brings enemies and Phil is going to have to trust that Shige and his band of men in black are in it to protect him, and vampires- well that’s something to get use to. 

What a truly enjoyable story this was and with two POC characters its already a effin win. Cue the vamps, that are really authentic, nothing sparkly about their shit. I really can’t say there is even anything sexy about being a vamp in this book, it showed the harsh side of their reality and no romanticism about their lifestyle. Shige is powerful, other vamps hate that and they would stop at nothing to destroy him. Phil has his own little uniqueness and he is both a distraction and help to Shige, did I mention it was complicated? 

The total WTF-ry happened close to the end their and like Phil I thought I hit my head or was high or something. This surprise came out of nowhere and I’m wondering if I like it or if it completely destroyed the story (my bag is still open on that). 

Overall, a very nice read and I’m willing to read more from Jet Lupin. Even with all the editing stuff I had to keep reading and my hope is that this book gets really nice overhaul because it has the makeup to be something amazing. The book ended on HFN vibe, and I really want to see how Phil and Shige’s relationship could progress. There was nothing romantic about their involvement after awhile and feel like they deserve something good, and a nice long talk.  

Nasu- many meanings for this one but I’ll go with “unclean or negative” it just fits. 

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