Bookseller Ottakar's has taken a Jersey author's book off its shelves after a complaint that it is too controversial.
Ottakar's said the complainant had threatened to go to police
Christopher Davey's Orchid and the Fawn, which is based in the island, describes the relationship between a woman and an under-age boy.
Ottakar's pulled the book after a woman said it promoted illegal activity and threatened to go to police.
But the author rejected the complaint and said it was simply a love story and far racier books were widely available.
He said: "They have all sorts of racey novels on the shelf like Ulysses and so forth.
"I can understand if there's a complaint, it should be taken seriously, but I think in comparison to some of the books that are on their shelves, I don't think that their action is really justified.
"They have a shop to run though and it's totally up to them."
An Ottaker's spokesman said that the woman who complained said she was going to take the matter to the police.
"Until the police have finished their investigation we feel it is not appropriate to keep stocking it," he said.
"We shall reconsider following their investigation."
The police said on Friday morning that they had had no formal complaint about the book.