The Klockwerk Kraken by Aidee Ladnier

Synopsis: When the right space pilot walks into his bar, a desperate bartender uses all his wiles (and tentacles) to talk the man into business and his bed–but the spacer is still enslaved by his past and isn’t sure he can deal with a two-handed lover, much less one with six.

As the supply shipments stop coming, Teo Houdin needs all his tentacles to keep his waystation bar open. Facing a riot by thirsty miners stranded in the backwater of the galaxy, Teo helps a greenie space pilot buy a ship in return for a regular haul of liquor. But he longs for the courage to invite the enigmatic spacer to fill his lonely bed as well.

Still smarting from his newly implanted navigational ports, Jimenez knows owning his own ship will prevent him from ever being bought and sold again. For a former slave, transporting cargo through the emptiness of space sounds like paradise, but after meeting the compassionate and sexy Teo, his heart feels empty, too.

At the edge of the galaxy’s spiral arm, can Teo convince Jimenez that the heart has its own tentacles and theirs should be entwined forever?

Review: Teo Houdin is a POD, a descendant of a genetically modified humans. He is the owner of a bar in a remote corner of the galaxy and his tentacles are a great help in this business.

Jimenez is a former slave. He made some implanted navigational ports through which he can fly a ship.

When Jimenez comes to take a drink at Teo’s bar, this one tries to initiate a conversation, which is not easy because Jimenez does not speak. Teo eventually prevents Jimenez of buying a vessel in poor condition and offers to help him to find a better one. In exchange, Jimenez becomes his regular carrier and gives him regular supplies of liquor.

Let me begin by putting one thing clear: yes, Teo has tentacles but there is nothing perverse in this book, I assure you. It is rather a beautiful love story.

I loved this story and I have a hard time trying to explain why! I’ll try to give you the criteria to see if it might please you too.

No need to be madly in love with Sci Fi to enjoy this book, just to love reading some of it occasionally. I’m not a fan of space opera for example and it did not prevent me to love this story. If you enjoy paranormal romances, you can also give a chance to this book.

You obviously need to enjoy romances M/M with erotic scenes. It was a first for me. The only romance M/M that I had read was the background for a book and there was nothing erotic about it. The fact that it’s two men is not important actually. We focus on two touching characters and the sex scenes are sensual and enjoyable to read.

Conclusion: a beautiful love story between two touching characters with a Sci Fi background. Read this book!



16 thoughts on “The Klockwerk Kraken by Aidee Ladnier

  1. Wow, I’m glad I read this review, because I wouldn’t have thought much about the books based on that cover. Except, yes, tentacles are kinky :p, so I would’ve probably thought that Great review!

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