Night Kiss by E.T. Malinowski

BL Entertainment: Book One

What could be frightening enough to freeze the blood of a centuries-old Vampire turned K-pop idol?

Being bound to someone.

University student Cheong Jin-woo dreams of working in the arts, especially for BL Entertainment and his favorite band, Bam Kiseu. After seeing the band perform, Jin-woo separates from his friends to explore. What he discovers backstage will change his life.

Does he embrace it or run?

Jung Ki-tae has kept his secret for centuries—until a young fan interrupts his feeding. Even more disturbing is the instant bond Ki-tae feels with Jin-woo—a complication he refuses to allow. Yet resisting becomes increasingly difficult as Jin-woo and a group of students win the chance to make a video for the band, working closely with them for weeks. The obsession Ki-tae felt toward Jin-woo—even before tasting his blood—deepens into genuine feelings, feelings that terrify Ki-tae. But when he finds a way to break the bond, he’s torn between severing the connection and protecting Jin-woo….

Especially with a mysterious killer getting closer.

Kimi’s thoughts:

This book took me a while tog et through, not because it made me lose interest or anything, but simply because the multiple layers to the story required me to slow down in order to digest it.

It’s a very engaging story with characters I connected to and the plot line is a straight out BL manwha-esque one. This is obviously intentional and it’s very, very well done. There are a few niggles though, such as a character saying that another preferred their Japanese name and another one always used it, only for that name to mostly drop by the wayside and the Korean one end up used, as well as the use of honorifics even between family (the brothers particularly) even when alone in a.casual setting (I have a Korean godmother so this stood out to me). Thee aren’t deal breakers though and so I heartily recommend this, especially to fans of manwha and yaoi.

Rating: 4.5 hearts