Yuki Yamakawa comes from an old yakuza family. She loves training dogs and beating up bullies for a more secret reason: she's a werewolf. After one fight too many, Yuki's uncle sends her to Osaka's most exclusive girl's school to straighten her out.
There she meets her exact opposite, Ami Tokudaiji.
Ami is as high in society as Yuki is low. But with her family threatened by a financial scandal, the Tokudaiji fortune depends on Ami's mother breaking the law in a shady real estate deal. Just as Yuki's estranged father returns to Osaka to launch a criminal investigation.
As it turns out, on her father's side, Yuki's blood runs bluer than any of her aristocratic classmates. Even so, that long-hidden family connection pales in comparison to the most fantastic fact of all: Ami is a kitsune, a Japanese werefox, and doesn't even know it!
When the two of them end up in the same homeroom class at school, Yuki is determined to make Ami her new best friend. That is, if they don't kill each other first.
In the novel, family names follow Western convention, with the surname given last.
Eugene Woodbury graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Japanese and TESOL. He has twice been a Utah Original Writing Competition finalist and is a recipient of the Sunstone Foundation Moonstone Award for short fiction. He lives in Orem, Utah, where he works as a free-lance writer and translator.