Author: James Cox
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 10/20/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Action/Adventure, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly, Science Fiction
A criminal, a pilot, and an aspiring chef dance in a stripper bar at the center of the universe…
Six months on a military ship with my two friends, cooking food for the crew in nothing but skimpy shorts, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s see, our friendship starts to turn sexual. We agree to cook naked for extra money. One friend turns out to be a thief, the other is facing his shyness to admit he loves me, and atop all that, we’re thrust into the middle of a war. I was a dreamer trying to conquer my wish of being a chef, not some space fighter. How were we going to survive in combat conditions?
My best advice: Watch out for boiling water while cooking naked on a spaceship. Oh, and once in a while, play the hero.
I’ve been known to mark a book down for too much sex, but this is the first time I’ve done for not having enough sex. It’s not that I can’t enjoy a book without explicit scenes, but in this case I thought I was getting an erotic tale, not a story basically about stripping.
Based on just the title I assumed there would be lots of sex in the story but that was not the case. I think a different title and better marketing would’ve fit the story better. On top of that the story, while not written badly, just wasn’t that great.
The story centers around three friends; Vern, Ale and Rei. They work at a stripper bar but accept a job on a ship that will earn them a great deal of money. Even on the ship they’re strippers though this time they’re cooking at the same time. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good strip show but reading about them isn’t nearly as exciting as watching them.
There isn’t much sex until the end of the book when the three men finally admit their feelings. Before that it’s some JO scenes, stripping and one scene with an innovative sex toy.
I might’ve enjoyed this book more if I wasn’t expecting more balls to the wall sex than slow-building romance between three men.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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