Author: Samantha Cayto
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 133 Pages
At a Glance: I hope this series never ends. This book was a fantastic addition to the series!
Reviewed By: Jennifer
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.
Review: This is my standard warning for this series: Please pay attention to the warning on this book and this series. They mean what they say when they say non-con, dub-con, abuse, and torture. If that will bother or trigger you, then I recommend staying away from this series. However, if you are a brave reader or want a different type of adventure, then I really cannot recommend this series highly enough.
Back to the review: I loved this book so much. Just like every other book in the series that came before it, I loved the characters and the story that Samantha Cayto has crafted. I truly feel that this is one of the best series I’ve ever read. It is completely engaging and each character is nuanced in a way that adds to the series.
Book four is slightly different from the first three in that it does not deal with one of the original boys that were taken from the colony by the Travians. Instead, this book focuses on Rone, the Travian who has a big side role in book three, and Frey, a human who was stolen from his ship by Travian privateers. As such, he is utterly alone in his situation, unlike Joel, Mac, and the other boys. I felt for him because he lived a horrible life with his kidnappers, until Rone stumbled along and unwittingly won him.
Of course, this book has a lot of non-con. And yes, the relationship between Frey and Rone is anything but consensual at first. But Cayto crafts the relationship between the men carefully, and their actions towards each other are different than with the cruel captors. When I read the books, I keep in mind that these are alien beings who have a completely different system of laws than humans, and as such, they do not do things the way we would. I find the governance to be fascinating.
There is more political intrigue in this book, which I enjoyed. Things seem to be building towards something explosive, and I cannot wait to read what Cayto has in store. I know there must be more coming, as Rone and Frey hint at something big on the horizon. I can only wonder where the author will take the boys and readers. I hope that Mac (my favorite) and all the others come back before the end. I also wonder who will be the next in a book. I had no idea who would feature in book four, and Cayto surprised me. Book five… can I predict Ben? How it would work I have no idea, but I’m tossing that idea out there.
No matter what, I eagerly await the next book in this series. If you’ve read the first three, you cannot miss out on this one! If you haven’t read them yet, please go back and read book one. The set up to the world is not to be missed, even if each book does feature new characters.
You can buy The Captive Pet here: