Eat or Be Eaten

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WARNING: YAOI (BOYS LOVE)

Successful restaurateur Yaginuma decides it will be best to get outside help from management consultant Maski Ashizawa in order to find a new chef for his French-concept restaurant. After a few recommendations, Ashizawa pays a visit to Shuichiro Tsubaki, who is currently executive chef at a French restaurant. Ashizawa loves the flavor of the chef’s food, but the chef shoots down the offer made to him. In order to pry away the chef from his current work, Ashizawa decides to begin working for Tsubaki. Will Ashizawa successfully exercise his powers of persuasion? 

Paperback, 219 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Digital Manga Publishing

 

Title: Eat or Be Eaten

Author: Jinko Fuyuno

Illustrator: Yamimaru Enjin

Translator: Karen McGillicuddy

Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing

Genre: Yaoi

What to say about this book. First this is a yaoi or boys love book. Considering I’m a huge fan expect that you’ll see these types of reviews from me occasionally.  I’ll be honest this book has been on my to-read pile for a while. I only picked it up yesterday because I finally got the urge to read it. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact I really enjoyed it. Nice and easy to follow plot line not over ran with porno type sex scenes. Made a nice quick read that was fun. I love the struggle between the two main characters. More details could have been added to make the characters more pronounced. It could have also even gone on a little longer in my opinion because in parts of the book it felt a little rushed. Yet, again not so rushed that you couldn’t follow the plot. It was like reading a small quick and short romance. Which is exactly what this book can be considered. I read this whole book in less than 24 hours. Which doesn’t say much because I’m a quick reader but considering the book is only about 190 something pages with out the adverts. This is a nice book for some one who doesn’t have a lot of time but wants a cute romance to read with out a love of sex scenes.

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The Girls She Left Behind

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Title: The Girls She Left Behind 

Author: Sarah Graves

Narrator: Kirsten Potter

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Genre: Fiction

Audio: Unabridged    

Time: 7 Disc / 8 Hours: 46 Minutes

Published: 2016

 

My Review:                         4.0 stars

Disclaimer: I received this audiobook free of charge for an unbiased review.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let’s get to the book. I did listen to this book all the way through. The Girls She Left Behind is the second book in a series based on a police detective named Lizzie Snow. Having never read the first book in the series I came into the Lizzie Snow series blind. This did not hinder my understanding of The Girls She Left Behind. This book is about Lizzie Snow trying to find a missing girl named Tara Wylie in the midst of a fire disaster around the town. Add in an escaped mentally unstable rapist, the mother of Tara Wylie who always seems to be hiding something important from Lizzie and Lizzie’s ex-boyfriend that just seems to always be around reminding her of the past. Then you have an interesting read. From time to time Lizzie gets distracted by worrying about her missing niece. The pace of the book is a little slow at first and then seems a bit rushed at the end. Well, at first it was a little confusing but eventually it all started to make sense. The book does tend to hop from one person to another then from past to present at a sometimes confusing rate. I was happy to find that everything that was mentioned really did seem to have a purpose. Except the issues involved around Lizzie’s distraction when Trey, the hopeful new boyfriend, and Dylan, the ex-boyfriend are around. Hopefully the missing niece will get more detailed in future books. All in all a good book. The audio book narration was well performed by Kirsten Potter and it seemed to flow easily and with out any problems. I will say that one track on the 1st disc did confuse me for a little bit until I looked at the book and saw what was going on. The back and forth of a dictation from an interview isn’t very easy to just listen to and understand the first time around it does need a second listen to grasp it completely or it was a lot easier to understand when looking at it in person. So barring that one complication all in all a good book, a good performance and an interesting plot. Would I recommend this book? Sure, no problem! In audio book format it made a great addition to my commute to and from work. I look forward to more books from this author and narrator in the future.