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!
He has tentacles? Well know I’m all curious Cass! I do so love the M/M romance genre, so thanks for putting this on my radar:)
You’re welcome 🙂
I haven’t found a M/M book that I’ve enjoyed yet, thinking the ones I’ve tried were just not to my taste. Maybe this one would be better. Great review 🙂
o.o I have to admit, the cover is weird. Glad you enjoyed this one. Sci-fi can be well done
I won a paperback. You can color the cover. It’s wonderful 🙂
Glad you loved this, I love it when that happens and books take us by surprise.
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!
As I do not really do erotic books, meh
I’m slightly disappointed that this wasn’t steampunk! I saw Klockwerk and assumed. Shame on me LOL
Ahh Melliane it’s been so long since i’ve blogged and visited you! I hope you’ve been well! You’ve definitely got me intrigued with this one!
In fact, this is one of my reviews. Melliame has me as a guest 1 time per week 🙂
Oh this sounds like something up my alley! I’m always on the lookout for a good M/M romance with a bit more flair. Thanks for the heads up!
The tentacles are hard to get over. My mind just goes to naughty right away. lol But it does sound like a beautiful story.
I did NOT expect the fantasy/sci-fi aspect to the story. LOL
I had a comment here once upon a time ago….IDK what I said though. 0_0