Thursday, August 29, 2013

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Drawn: His Secret Toy

Senior student Katerina "KC" Chariot is a good girl with a secret. She's so nice she has an impossible time swearing unless she's using pretty British cuss words. She also likes to fantasize about hot guys in her school. But it's for work. Really. Katerina is an aspiring mangaka, and she needs "inspiration" for drawing smutty scenes.

Unfortunately, one particular fantasy about the Japanese-Russian transfer student Yuki Himura gets the better of her. She ends up unconsciously moaning his name - in Yuki's presence, too. In a twist of fate, Katerina finds herself agreeing to become Yuki's secret toy, which sounds a lot worse than it actually is - especially in the eyes of her Theology-professor dad.

The whole school thinks of Yuki as the ideal guy - gorgeous, smart, and sweet. But with Katerina, he's the Devil sent to torment her, seduce her, and - worst of all - he's making her fall in love with him even though he's said it's the one thing she should never ever do.
 - Goodreads

Sorry, but despite the awesome cover, this isn't a manga. XD It'd be cool if it were turned into one, though! *hint hint* Oh! This book.... I think that of all her books I've read, this is the one that reminds me the most of anime/manga. I know, I say that a lot! But it's true. And KC is a freaking mangaka for crying out loud!

So. Sweet, innocent and extremely nice KC has a guilty pleasure: she has a huge imagination for sex that she likes to draw in her smut scenes. :3 And the cute guys at school are good enough- but there's one that is just mind-boggling: Yuki Himura. First of all, he's Japanese-Russian?! I love those races! Such a great mix of the hot manga guys with the seemingly-harsh and coldly beautiful Russians. XD But anyways... One day in class, she fantasizes about him and moans his name - when he's right there!!! And he hears it. O.O

Now he's all hot and bothered by the thought of his senpai daydreaming about them having sex- and he's got to have her. But he doesn't do girlfriends, due to bad past experiences. Instead, he plays, and he wants KC to be his secret toy to do with as he wishes. But there's a catch. (Isn't there always?) She can't fall for him.

Their time spent together is very hot. X) And Yuki-

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He's just so yummy! Calling her by her special nickname, senpai, being all cute but sweet and delicious- *cough*. The only detail I didn't like about this was the fact that he was younger. Sorry! But I just can't think of younger guys that way. It's one of my pet peeves. XD It didn't stop me from enjoying it, though! I easily overlooked that personal problem of mine.

Long story short, she does fall for him. And he falls for her, too! But when her father finds out, he starts acting weird. And then he basically tells her he can't return her feelings. :(((((( And then he does something stupid by losing the BEST THING IN HIS LIFE!!! Ugggghhhhh. And then when they split up, it's all over the school. He acts cold and distant, constantly breaking her heart. But nothing hurts her more than when she's in school and hears him and another girl fooling around. And he calls her fucking senpai.

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My heart. :(( KC feels so betrayed by him, and when the little shit sees her pain-filled face and realizes his fuck up, he tries to apologize, but she runs away. Time passes and it's at a school game that he approaches her. In public. And formally asks for her permission- and to return to his side. But she says no, because her pride and fear of being hurt refuses to let her forgive him. He gets embarrassed, and even I felt a little bad for him. When she told him no, for a moment I was like, "What's going on?!" lol

They end up together! :) You'll have to read it to find out how. ^_~ This is one of my favorite books, mostly because I've never read another book that gives off such anime vibes. (I'm kind of a mellowed-out anime freak...) And it's got Marian's usual flare. In the author's auto, she talks a little about also being a mangaka, so you can guess why this book comes off as such. X)

If the fact that there's sex in this didn't turn you off, more power to you- read it. Love it! Then channel all that energy into hopefully getting more like this. XD

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. As always love your review! But this one made me grin the whole time because it's Yuki. MY perfect book boyfriend. And I wish I could draw --- I really, really wish I could draw as well as Ben (the cover artist) so I can turn this into a manga hahaha