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White Tigers: Men of Tokyo: Sudden Bliss Paperback – July 17, 2008


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  • Paperback: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (July 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906590400
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906590406
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,433,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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SUDDEN BLISS is an excellent example of true romance. Now that I have had my first taste of Ms. Guillone s writing, I am ready for my second and third helpings. --Novel Talk

5 out of 5! MEN OF TOKYO: SUDDEN BLISS by Sedonia Guillone is a beautiful and intricately written romance that reminded me yet again why I love this author so much. I thoroughly enjoyed every word of this novel and I eagerly await the next installment in this wonderful series. --Romance Junkies

Grade A! Outstanding Read. Men of Tokyo: Sudden Bliss was phenomenal. The story glided effortlessly from between the story and the sex. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. --Simply Romance Reviews

About the Author

Sedonia Guillone is a multi-published, award nominated author of both m/f and m/m erotic romance. The man in her life is her inspiration and provides all the hands-on research she needs. When she s not writing, she s cuddling, watching samurai flicks and thinking about the next naughty, delicious tale she wants to write.

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Sedonia Guillone is a multi-published, award nominated author of both m/f and m/m erotic romance. The man in her life is her inspiration and provides all the hands-on research she needs. When she's not writing, she's cuddling, watching samurai flicks and thinking about the next naughty, delicious tale she wants to write.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jan Irving on June 18, 2009
Format: Paperback
Some books when you read them are such a pleasure that you savor the experience. This was what I felt reading Sudden Bliss. At first, the story seems deceptively simple. An overworked man is forced to take a vacation, but on impulse, he visits a love hotel for men, giving into the forbidden side of himself for the first time.

Koji is weighed down by the responsibility of his job, but as he reveals himself to his skillful caregiver, Naoto, the pain behind his life choices opens like a camelia blossom, slowly unfolding.

In fact, I often thought of Japanese flowers while reading this and about the hidden fire under the surface. The lovemaking is incredibly sensual and healing, since both men are wounded.

Trust me, when you are feeling bad, this is the kind of story to curl up with. Like bringing a branch of cherry blossoms into your house in February and watching them bloom early, it takes you into another space.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lux on August 22, 2008
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If you liked Ms. Guillone's "Beautiful Samurai" series you'll love the first volume of "Men of Tokyo", which recounts- in delicious detail- the sexual and emotional healing of yet another depleted Tokyoite, thanks to the ministrations of the White Tiger sanctuary. This quick but engrossing read is heartily recommended for any fan of m/m romance and especially for you yaoi devotees out there, but be warned- the mere handling of such love- and passion-infused pages may cause dizziness!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elisa on May 10, 2009
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If you have never had the change to work with a Japanese man, you probably couldn't believe the reason why Koji is literally forced by his boss to take a one week leave from work; Koji is spending 18 hours at work, often crashing on his desktop due to the tiredness, and still he doesn't believe to be doing enough. Koji is the IT engineer for the system network of an hospital, and he is convinced that, if he misses a day, someone will die due to his negligence. Koji developed his obsession since he was a little child with an abusive father; the feeling was enhanced when he fell in love for his stepmother (an unrequited love) and had to see her die for cancer without can do anything. Loving a forbidden woman probably pushed Koji to believe that real love is something forbid, and it is not a mistake if you think that now Koji believes to be gay simply since being in love with a man is again something forbidden, something he can't have.

When his boss forced him to take his vacation, Koji hurriedly decides to book a week in a men's hotel, the White Tiger, a notorious hotel in the gay neighborhood of Tokyo where men go to relax and enjoy a nice massage with a some side fringe benefit. On the inside the White Tiger is a place where lost men search shelter under the protection of Kiku, an ex jakuza enforcer that now professes the philosophy of the White Tiger, the healing power of sex. Naoto is one of those young men who entered the White Tiger after a shocking event in their life; for Naoto was seeing his chinese lover killed by the jakuza in front of their small market. After three years spent in the care of Kiku, and taking care for the hotel guests, Naoto is ready to love again, and Koji is the one he chooses to love.
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By Lena Grey on April 25, 2012
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James Earl Jones once said: "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter." In 'Sudden Bliss' by Sedonia Guillone both Naoto and Koji are holding words in their hearts, waiting to be set free. They are both grieving; Naoto for his murdered lover and Koji for his unrequited love and for having to live a lie. Naoto and Koji's pain is also their redemption. Together, they form a unique connection of pure, unconditional healing, a feeling of coming home and we all know home is where the heart abides.

Koji has a good heart. He's kind and generous and very respectful. He's always worrying about everyone else, always afraid of hurting someone's feelings. The only person Koji doesn't respect is himself and he tries to fill the emptiness with being productive. Unfortunately, it's quite detrimental for his health and he becomes wound tighter than a drum. Koji's spirit is lost in a darkness of pretending to be something he isn't and his future looks very dark. In the past, Koji has been disrespected by almost everyone. He's given up on the idea of ever being happy.

Naoto is tall, dark and sexy. He's kind and respectful and ever so gentle. Although he's found a purpose at the White Tiger, Naoto is still lost. As he helps Koji untangle his emotional stress, Naoto is confronted with issues of his own. Naoto, like Koji, has all but given up on ever being truly happy. With their deep spiritual connection, Naoto and Koji have the ability to make their inner lights shine brighter than ever before, enabling them to see through the pain of the past and begin envisioning a future of happiness, but only if they are willing to give up the negative emotional baggage they've both been carrying for such a long time.
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Koji, in need of "serious decompression", is sent on a forced vacation by his boss. Luckily, he convinces his boss to allow him to stay at The White Tiger, a men's hotel specializing in harvesting a "man's yang" and pleasuring them so they are "uplifted, body, mind and soul". Naoto is assigned to Koji and an emotional, sexy, hot journey begins for both Koji and Naoto.

Sudden Bliss is Joyfully Recommended for a number of reasons. Koji and Naoto are both extremely attracted to one another, but both men have major issues that are roadblocks to any relationship. Koji is a workaholic, who is grieving for his deceased stepmother, is not openly gay to his family or friends, and is pressured to marry by his father. Naoto is a student of the White Tiger path, and is grieving the death of his lover and partner from a brutal shooting three years earlier. The emotional journey Koji and Naoto take during Koji's enforced one week vacation is full of sweet highlights, sexy and erotic explorations, and great m/m action.

I very much enjoyed Sudden Bliss, and the romance and seduction between Koji and Naoto was perfect and beautiful. Have you ever had a lover refer to your lips as "cherry blossom petals, only a million times better"? Sudden Bliss is the first book in the White Tiger series, and is definitely enjoyable on its own, but I am looking forward to reading more about the comings and goings of the men at the White Tiger!

Beth Anne
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