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23rd May 2008

The Prime Minister’s Secret Diplomacy

Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

Let me start off by saying that anything by Youka Nitta is a treat. Her stories are always emotional, the smut is graphic and her boys are too pretty for words. Whenever I pick up something by her, I know I’m going to be satisfied.

This book is no exception. The only difference in this release from her others is that in this one, I don’t particularly like the characters. I understand them, I know why they’re doing what they’re doing, but I don’t particularly like their behavior. Don’t get me wrong, I loved this release, but the characters’ behavior made me want to shake some sense into the two of them.

Welcome, my friends, to the wonderful world of diplomats. Here you have to marry in order to improve your standing and where you have to bury down your feelings for the good of the country. There’s Yoshinaga, the Japanese minister to Thailand, and Shiraishi, a young man who joined the diplomatic corps for the prestige of his family. Yoshinaga is engaged to Shiraishi’s sister. The marriage will improve Yoshinaga’s standing in the diplomatic corps.

Yoshinaga seems to be the perfect diplomat, but one night Shiraishi catches him at a night club, kissing another man. Shiraishi can’t say anything. If he outs Yoshinaga, then it will bring shame on his country and his sister. As much as Yoshinaga’s behavior repulses him, it attracts him as well and they start an affair.

Yoshinaga still insists on marrying Shiraishi’s sister and Shiraishi can’t bring himself to tell his sister the truth. They keep twining around each other like climbing ivy, but I’m not sure if they’re going to support each other, or smother each other.

Nitta has promised to write more about these two and I’m really looking forward to that. Even if I find their behavior reprehensible, there’s something really hot about these two sneaking around to be together!

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