Title: Incognito by Miho Li
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 92 pages/Word Count: 25,377
Book Rating: C+
Review Copy Obtained from Author
When Ren sees the new transfer student—Shin, black hair, storm-cloud-gray eyes, and more beautiful than any guy had a right to be—he makes it his mission to get to know him. Too bad Shin is about as sociable as fungus, and about as likable, too. But Ren isn’t good at giving up, so he takes on the challenge of cracking Shin’s titanium shell. What he finds underneath, though, is way more than he’s prepared to handle.
People are disappearing in Akita, and Shin might be behind it. As Ren’s feelings grow for the reserved man, so do the number of missing person reports, and Ren doesn’t know if their budding relationship is enough to withstand both the well of secrets and the organization Shin works for.
If you are looking for a light-hearted read, then you should pick up a copy of Miho Li’s novella Incognito.
Ren is like an untrained puppy. Enthusiastic and lovable but severely undisciplined. He is relentless in his pursuit of enigmatic transfer student Shin. He takes Shin’s repeated rejection in stride and he never backs down from the challenge of gaining Shin’s friendship and trust. He is a character you cannot help but love and he slowly but surely slips past Shin’s defenses and into his life.
The relationship between Ren and Shin is slow moving, but it is quite fun watching Ren push his way into Shin’s life. Shin is quite mysterious and reserved. He does not freely give up information to Ren. Instead Ren snoops and pries, slowly discovering Shin’s secrets.
The storyline between Ren and Shin is interesting but it was difficult to really get to know the characters in depth. We learn a little about Ren’s background and some information about his family, but very few details are revealed about Shin. The mystery aspect of Incognito was glossed over, leaving some unanswered questions. The dialogue is well-written and quite humorous.
Incognito by Miho Li is delightfully entertaining story that fans of male/male romances will enjoy.