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Non-Stop Till Tokyo
     

Non-Stop Till Tokyo

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by KJ Charles
 

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A man with a past is her only hope for the future.

Kerry Ekdahl’s mixed heritage and linguistics skills could have made her a corporate star. Instead, she’s a hostess in a high-end Tokyo bar, catering to businessmen who want conversation, translation and flirtation. Easy money, no stress. Life is good—until she’s framed

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A man with a past is her only hope for the future.

Kerry Ekdahl’s mixed heritage and linguistics skills could have made her a corporate star. Instead, she’s a hostess in a high-end Tokyo bar, catering to businessmen who want conversation, translation and flirtation. Easy money, no stress. Life is good—until she’s framed for the murder of a yakuza boss.

Trapped in rural Japan with the gangsters closing in, Kerry doesn’t stand a chance. Then help arrives in the menacing form of Chanko, a Samoan-American ex-sumo wrestler with a bad attitude, a lot of secrets, and a mission she doesn’t understand.

Kerry doesn’t get involved with dangerous men. Then again, she’s never had one on her side before. And the big, taciturn fighter seems determined to save her life, even if they rub each other the wrong way.

Then her friends are threatened, and Kerry has no choice but to return to Tokyo and face the yakuza. Where she learns, too late, that the muscle man who’s got her back could be poised to stab it.

Warning: Contains graphic violence, swearing, and implied sexual abuse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619219304
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
417
Sales rank:
1,159,366
File size:
1 MB

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Non-Stop Till Tokyo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Non-Stop 'Till Tokyo, KJ Charles Genre: Romance Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews I love KJ Charles Magpie series, read all of them so far and they are in my keepers files, so I was keen to see how she would do with this very different romance. They are gentle historical, fantasy, M/M romances and this one is a contemporary suspense type romance. Two very different styles and yet I could get the same feeling of reality, characters I enjoyed and felt were genuine, and the setting once again felt real to me even though I’ve never been to Japan. The dialogue is sprinkled every now and then with Japanese words but from the context we know what they mean. It adds to the foreign country feel of the story, and I love the way the cultural nuances, the way the Japanese are very polite even when they are actually very angry, are explained. It made me feel as if I was there with the characters. Its a story that starts gently with linguist Kerry using her skills in a high end bar, where she earns a good salary for just chatting and being friendly with bored, stressed businessmen. They just want someone to listen to them, to sympathise and sound intelligent – its nothing more than that, no seamy prostitution, though if the girls want to do that they take it elsewhere. Its from one doing exactly that which ends Kerry in the muddle she’s in. The Yakuza are after her, convinced she knows something or has something they want after one of the Brothers is murdered....and they aren’t the type who will sympathise if she says “sorry, it wasn’t me”!! Kerry ends up on the run, escaping them by the skin of her teeth. One of her friends gets her someone to help, but Chanko has secrets of his own, and he sees Kerry as some ditzy, stupid prostitute that's using her friends to get her out of a mess. Slowly though he comes to respect her, when the dangers heat up and she doesn’t shy ways from them in an effort to help her friends. I really enjoyed this book. Its got for me the perfect blend of romance and suspense, not so little that its dull, not so much that i feel I’m swamped with info and can’t follow the story. Its a mystery that gradually unfolds, bringing them all more and more into danger. It got to the point where i just couldn't’ see how the author could get them home free, out of danger, I couldn’t see what more they could do – and then they manage to turn things to their own side, and some changes happen that work with them, not against them as they have so far. Its masterfully done, and I was happy to be along for the ride, to see just how they managed to pull themselves out of the mire that they’d been thrown in. I love Kerry’s interaction with the Korean boss Park! Then for me there’s the perfect ending, a brief epilogue tying up any loose ends and telling me where everyone currently stands in the story. Very satisfying that part, I hate to be left wondering what happens next. Stars: Five, a really fun read and one that kept me gripped. . ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.