The Devil's Temptation - Reviews

The Devil's Temptation
hors33's avatar
Nov 16, 2018

Bare with me as this is my first review on this site, using the system in place!

The story, at the core, is about a steamy workplace affair involving 3 people- where 2 know theres a 2nd partner but not clear on who that extra is. It's paced fast and reminds me of the ever popular "A/B/O" dynamics or "Fuck or Die" tropes you see a lot in BL/Gay mlm manga. It's a familiar cliche so you don't get too lost, but there's another level to the story mechanics where humans are described to be in "tribes" that are themed after animals. It's not really explained why so it feels like an empty characteristic to give characters more depth in general? The explanation is super weak and really doesn't add anything besides a quick way to explain visible animal quirks (Like cat ears or bunny ears on bg characters when they comment on the main characters troubles and so on.)

Despite this, I've been hooked... ;;;

The tension between the characters is really palpable and the stories art in general really insinuates a lot on you- the reader -to easily follow along to who is from what animal tribe, and the sort of character traits each individual you barely know may be in tuned with. It's pretty neat! Overall, a solid 9 out of 10. If you're looking for a censored Porn with Plot, you got it!  

(This is as of Chapter 19)

7/10 story
9/10 art
7/10 characters
8/10 overall
pitypancake's avatar
Jul 30, 2020

I don't make many reviews but here we go.

I started this mostly because I felt the need for a silly smutty random story. Well, I did get that. It's one of the funniest things I've read in a while, I've sat here laughing nearly the whole read. I also adore stories where the MC's start out hating each other.

But my favorite thing, so far, is the art. At first, the "despicable" Ivan character is almost always drawn... unflatteringly. But as the Hen's views on Ivan change, he starts having moments where he doesn't look like an evil, perverted snake of a man. The use of the drawing style to portray the POV character's emotions is much better than I'm used to seeing. Normally, an artist will make the ML just look handsome all the time unless they're doing something specifically unattractive. But this artist chose to portray that feeling you get when someone isn't attractive to you until you get to know them. And that, so far, is my favorite part.

This review was made as of chapter 23; still, a long way to go.

9/10 story
10/10 art
8/10 characters
9/10 overall
AFL's avatar
Oct 12, 2021

I am having 2ml syndrome 

8/10 story
8/10 art
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
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Cheesestorm's avatar
May 2, 2021

This is one of the funniest smutty BL's I've ever read. The chaotic dynamic of the two main characters is honestly so fun to read. The story takes many twists and turns and is a little confusing at times, but overall was really fun and interesting. At first, I wasn't super into the art but as I read on, it grew on me, plus a lot of the humor comes through the changing art styles. 

This is a very short review, but the story just wrapped up and I felt compelled to recommend this! 

8/10 story
8/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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LaylaLux's avatar
Jul 13, 2021

I swear on the last chapter I had the perfect song in the background.

9/10 story
10/10 art
9/10 characters
10/10 overall
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