The Captive Pet (Ana’s Review)


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Title: The Captive Pet (Alien Slave Masters #4)
Author: Samantha Cayto
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Genre(s): Erotica, Futuristic and Science Fiction
Page Count: 133
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5
Rating:   3.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

When a distant planet’s ownership is in dispute, conquering aliens turn defiant human males into pampered sex slaves.

Frey Bjorkson is an orphan from New World Colony Five. While making a supply run, he’s been captured by a Travian privateer and kept as a pet. Brutalized, he fights to hold on to his sanity and hope of escaping. His hopes are all but dashed when his master loses him to another, scarier male.

Having lost his mate, Rone has given up his old military ambitions. Instead, he’s volunteered to pose as a privateer to root out the arms suppliers of the traitorous males trying to overthrow female rule. When he becomes the reluctant master to a human pet, he has little patience for caring for the scared, battered creature. That doesn’t stop him from wanting the boy, and, as he sets about claiming the human as his property, he finds himself getting in deeper than he’d intended.

Not only does Rone prove to be kinder, he also gives Frey his first experience with sexual pleasure. The way Rone makes him feel, physically and emotionally, confuses Frey. He fights against his growing attraction even while he struggles to learn just what his master’s true agenda is.

As Rone infiltrates the dangerous world of privateers, he reluctantly drags Frey in with him. He tells himself that he needs the cover of being a brutal slave owner, but there is no denying his growing need for the boy. As Rone’s mission heats up, the stakes are high, and the alien master and his captive pet will have to work together to survive.

Reader Advisory: This book contains sex scenes of both non-consensual and dubious consent, as well as scenes of violence, abuse and torture.

This is my first book from the author. Is part of a series, but I don’t think there is a sequence needed to keep to understand it. This was the first of the series I read and it worked fine as a standalone. It has scenes of non-consensual and dubious consent that might have to be considered before reading.

I really liked the individual scenes, but I had a little problem understanding the whole picture. I got a little lost in the plot, especially the parts related to Rone’s motives.

I liked Frey, he was a lovely character. It was very easy to feel the hopelessness around him.  I was very mad at Rone at some parts because I felt he have him some hope when he was already so resigned to his fate. It just wasn’t fair that he promised something that might not be possible.

Rone was ok, not a particularly likable character, at least not to me, but I didn’t hate him either. I don’t think that change when the relationship start to grow. I did liked what they had together, it started slow, which is always a good thing for me, and it didn’t felt like the feelings were forced.

As I mention previously, it contain non-con and dub-con scenes that might not be ok with all readers. I think those scenes were very well made, the state of mind of the character submitted was appropriate under the circumstances he was under. It didn’t try to show pleasure in something that, clearly wasn’t.

Overall it was a nice book, I would like a better connections between the characters, but I really enjoyed reading it.

Alien Slave Masters Series


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Galley copy of The Captive Pet provided by Pride Publishing in exchange of an honest review.

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I love to read M/M books. I’ve only start in 2015 so I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I work in mental health and I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject.

Here are some of my favorite books

 

Strain Violence Vegets Arctic Absolution Dark Soul The dreams you made in the Dirt
Fog Bought Caged Jaye Evenfall The Invasion of Tork

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