Debby reviews Nasu by Jet Lupin. Self-published on November 7, 2017, 200 pages.
A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: The blurb was very intriguing and captivated my attention.
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?
in ‘Nasu’, Jet Lupin builds a wonderful world that completely captured my attention from the first to the last page.
Some parts of the book are completely fresh and unique, but the book also has some of the same characteristics many readers have come to love and expect from their favorite paranormal stories..
Phil and Shige are the main characters of the book and are.quite a contrast.
Phil lives a quiet life, focused on his nursing. He went through a bad break up and is not sure he wants anything else to do with relationships. He prefers sitting at home with his dog and watching TV. His life feels comfortable and by taking no chances, he can keep his heart safe.
Shige, on the other hand, is used to the life associated with the wealthy. His money allows him to do and get what he wants. He decides to use that wealth to entice Phil and makes him the next ‘thing’ he wants to have and his plan seems to be working. That is until until trouble comes calling and lays waste to all carefully laid plans..
The plot was very intriguing to me. I do not want to spoil it for you so I shall just say it unfolds slowly and masterfully, dragging readers in. I didn’t know what to expect from this book, but with every page I read, I was drawn in more.
Phil’s reality changes and he has to face and overcome many obstacles to find happiness. Shige, when he realizes that his usual style does not work with Phil, also has to agjust his ways for the chance to get what he really wants. Both show a lot of character development in this book and it was amazing to be part of their journey.
The book has a very exciting and tense ending that completely satisfied me and enough heat, danger and excitement to keep readers at the edge of their seats. Nasu is a wonderful story for all the paranormal lovers in reader land and I can highly recommend it. I had a lot of fun reading this book and devoured it in a very short time.
Jet’s days are spent toiling away at a keyboard, slumped over a pen and paper hunting for those words, or playing around on twitter with a partner, and two rambunctious cats for company in the temperamental North East.