- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1540 KB
- Print Length: 280 pages
- Publisher: Swoon Romance (29 Dec. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00O92Q34C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #279,447 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
What made this book different from other books of this ilk, is the fact is was set in Japan. I felt as clueless about some things as Nyomi. Palms have to be greased and nowt happens without mafia involvement. I actually felt like telling Nyomi to shut the heck up before she’s killed!! It was that edge of the seat writing that made me keep reading.
Some of the sexual practices written about in this book are probably uncomfortable for some readers but there’s plenty of warnings about them so if you hate the book because of them, then get over yourself lol.
I liked the adrenalin rush of this book. Everything happened at jet pace and despite a decent page count, I devoured the book very quickly because I couldn’t put it down.
Totally worthy of a full set of stars
I loved this book. I asked for a copy as I loved the synopsis and I wasn't disappointed. The story line was outstanding. Two cultures and two strong characters coming together, to over come pain and the darkness. There is humour within the story, but it is also quite Dark, just like I like it. There is passion and love, but I needed for detail. I wanted to be more in with the sex. You are in part, but for me I just wanted that little bit more...I'm greedy!!!, but this does not detract from a great story.
A Japanese culture coming together with an American culture....the dragon and the tiger, who dance around each other throughout the story. A writer and a mafia leader, an unlikely combination, yet it works. I like that you get into both of the characters heads, you see both their stories...it's great.
I laughed and cried for them both. I would have loved to find out how it panned out with her and her father.
I must say I love Zo without the e. He's crazy as hell. ...lol but fun
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Nyomi is an author hoping to revive her stalled career by penning her next bestseller about Tokyo's red light district. But to do that she must have access, and to have access she must first go through Kenji, head of Japan's crime syndicate.
Known as the Dragon, he makes Nyomi a deal: spend time with him and he will grant her all the access she needs to complete her book.
Determined to focus only on her book Nyomi soon finds herself falling for someone who may be the most dangerous man in Tokyo.
Told in dual points of view, No Ordinary Love by Kenya Wright is a fast paced novel that captures your attention from the first page. I stayed up late into the night trying to finish this book.
While No Ordinary Love is another story where a Westerner goes to Japan and only seems to encounter Geishas and Yakuza bosses, I did find myself enjoying Nyomi's interactions with the two male characters in the story. One was her friend Zo, whose house she is staying in and whose anxiety serves as a fitting counterpart to Nyomi's recklessness. The scenes and banter between the two of them were often hilarious.
Kenji, on the other hand, was a very intense character. He knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to go after it, while Nyomi spent a large portion of the book fluctuating between her desires. The scenes between the two of them was a lesson in tension as Wright slowly brought the two of them closer to their inevitable, steamy conclusion.
Kenji was the most three dimensional of all the characters, with an intriguing past that I wanted to learn more about (perhaps a Kenji short story, pretty please?)
All in all, No Ordinary Love by Kenya Wright is a decent read for fans of dark romances or readers looking for books that explore Japan's sex industry and Yakuza ties.
*I received this free book in exchange for an honest review.
Something about a dangerous man that gets me hot and bothered. The storyline in No Ordinary Love is different. I liked the element of how Nyomi and Kenji meet and the fact that she's writing a story about underground illegal activity definitely sparked my interests. Kenji wiggled his way into my heart a little, even though he's supposed to be dangerous, I also found him to be passionate, and caring. He literally devours Nyomi like she's his last meal. Like he needs her to survive. There's a scene when they're at a theater...HOT!
"He reeked of power and menace , and I loved that he wanted me."
Nyomi has at-ti-tude (snaps in z formation), but she challenges Kenji is ways he never imagined. The title of the book is very fitting because these two do have a love that is not ordinary. In a sense they are experiencing love for the first time ever, not just from a relationship standpoint, but, they are experiencing love that they haven't received from their families either. I liked that they begin to understand that and work towards something that may not be written out of a fairytale, but a love that follows their rules!
The author does a great job and immersing the reader into the Japanese culture. I'm not sure if the places in the book are real or not, but I could see myself at these exotic forbidden places mentioned!
Again, I liked the story, as I read, I got a little distracted by both characters inner monologue. You know when you're reading and you may think, I wonder what they were thinking? Well, you know exactly what these two are thinking all the time. My inner horn ball was also hoping for more naughty fun between Nyomi and Kenji. She's working on a book about the underground sex industry, I was hoping she would partake. Both Kenji and Nyomi are haunted by their pasts, which intertwines in the present and at times, I got confused if I was in the past or present. Their flashbacks and inner monologues together became a little much at times.
All in all, good book, different from anything I've read before. There's a little crime, mayhem, and forbidden pleasures! Loved the diversity in the characters as well, it was part of the draw for me!