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3.5 Stars for Captain Kate (Galaxy Elite Fleet #1) by Sophie Angmering #Menage #Fantasy

1.5

Title: Captain Kate (Galaxy Elite Fleet #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Sophie Angmering (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 4, 2011 – 66pgs

Synopsis

Captain Kate Thorn makes a habit of bending the rules to suit her purposes, but then she meets two men who simply break them to get what they want.

Captain Katherine Thorn has one of the toughest reputations in the Galaxy Elite Fleet. Her problems start when she mistakes two powerful diplomats for Rim pirates, and attempts to ensure their silence regarding their rescue by using sexual blackmail. But Kate has never come across anyone like these two men before, two men who are prepared to use every method at their disposal to ensure payback, and they want to get her back in their power and in their bed.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of M/M intimacy, spanking, and questionable consent.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Seeing Stars anthology by Total-E-Bound

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ThreeandHalfStars

Sci-fi erotica. Seems like it would be something right up my alley. And to be sure, I found parts of the story great. I love sci-fi, and it did seem like some effort was put into the world-building. And I love erotica and some of the scenes were hot. The problem I had was that the characters themselves seemed a bit flat. Not so much the men, but definitely Captain Kate. In the beginning, she seemed extremely interesting and resourceful. She thought outside the box, and seemed to be an independent, determined woman, with an indomitable will. And apparently no ability to have good sex with anyone else, so she gave up on the idea.

Until she captures two men who she’s sure aren’t what they seem. The problem is, after all of this, she becomes a placeholder. She’s their sexual toy/slave, which is great if all you’re doing is scenes of erotica. But if you’re going to give me a plot, I want actual characters to inhabit it. After her capture, Captain Kate becomes someone who simply goes with the flow of whatever happens to her. She doesn’t interact with the two men in any way but a sexual one, which is a letdown from how promising her character started out. During her captivity, the men don’t converse with her to engage her intellect, they don’t give her anything to do, they don’t do anything but wage a subtle sexual war on her until she gives in.

I don’t want to say there’s something wrong with the situation. It could be very hot. But I feel like the story could have been more, and there was some lost potential in here. It just missed being great.

Amy P.

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3 Stars for Captain Kate (Galaxy Elite Fleet #1) by Sophie Angmering #Menage #Fantasy

1.5

Title: Captain Kate (Galaxy Elite Fleet #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Sophie Angmering (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: July 4, 2011 – 66pgs

Synopsis

Captain Kate Thorn makes a habit of bending the rules to suit her purposes, but then she meets two men who simply break them to get what they want.

Captain Katherine Thorn has one of the toughest reputations in the Galaxy Elite Fleet. Her problems start when she mistakes two powerful diplomats for Rim pirates, and attempts to ensure their silence regarding their rescue by using sexual blackmail. But Kate has never come across anyone like these two men before, two men who are prepared to use every method at their disposal to ensure payback, and they want to get her back in their power and in their bed.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of M/M intimacy, spanking, and questionable consent.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Seeing Stars anthology by Total-E-Bound

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Review

ThreeStar

This book would have been a higher rating except for one point. The publisher’s warning stated there was questionable consent; it is not questionable. There is no consent given in almost any of the scenes. Enjoying it does not mean consent, which is where I believe the publisher fell down in their categorization. I have no issue reading non-con. I have issue when it’s not clearly stated ahead of time.

Apart from this issue, the story was interesting. There were quite a bit of politics woven throughout it that at times were confusing but for the most part interesting. It’s what kept the story going even when it didn’t have to. Kate’s personality changed quite dramatically somewhere toward the middle of the story. She went from strong badass to crying and lonely, someone who used to stomp away all emotion to someone who was overwhelmed with it. While I think it’s realistic for her to be overwhelmed I don’t think it was realistic in the way it was expressed.

The resolution also seemed unrealistic for me. The Kate from the start of the story was completely gone and replaced by one who had a whole new personality. In other words, she gave up to easily for someone who “is bent on bending rules” as the blurb stated. I loved the world that was built here. It was created vividly and carried throughout the piece. I liked that it was all in one perspective (the opening excluded) and would have actually preferred it to all be in one perspective, especially for a short story.

Overall a quick read, but it wasn’t what I was led to expect from it.

~AJ

 

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