The Untamed Pet (Alien Slave Masters #3) by Samantha Cayto
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When a distant planet’s ownership is in dispute, conquering aliens turn defiant human males into pampered sex slaves.
Stuart McKay, a young man always on the sidelines of life, has been reinvented as Mac, the beloved pet of an alien navigator. At first an unwilling captive, he’s now fallen hopelessly in love with his master. Narith is Mac’s perfect fantasy lover, so much so that Mac does not hesitate to join him on a frightening trip to the Travian home world.
Narith is a brilliant young officer from a lower caste family who has risen quickly up the ranks. He’s also climbed the social ladder by making an advantageous mating. A tragedy has him hurrying home to mend familial fences and fend off the predation of another male. All the while, he tries to tamp down his growing feelings for Mac, yet cannot bear to leave his pet behind.
Mac and Narith’s relationship is tested by family tensions and brought to the breaking point when Narith reluctantly agrees to share Mac with another male. Mac is devastated by Narith’s seemingly cavalier treatment, while Narith is surprised to realize he’s jealous of another male claiming Mac’s body. But more than personal feelings seethe beneath the veneer of domestic harmony and, as trouble bubbles to the surface, the fate of Mac’s and Narith’s very lives is at stake.
4 out of 5 (very good)
In the Alien Slave Masters series, dubious and non consent are mentioned - in fact, there are trigger warnings about them. So it came as no surprise to see that this was a feature of this book. What was a surprise was the HOW and WHY of it. I won't give any of the story away, but I don't think I would have been as forgiving, no matter the circumstances!
The Untamed Pet is about Stuart (Mac) and his new Master, Narith. However, they are not in space as Narith has to return to his mate due to her losing his baby. He also finds out that she has taken a second mate so he needs to make sure that his bond to her is as strong as it can be, or risk being put aside.
This story is mainly about the politics and machinations involving Narith, with the more harsh side of life focused on Mac. I think because of this, it felt slightly unbalanced and the flow wasn't as good as it has been in the two previous books. However, this was still a gripping story that was well-written, with no editing or grammatical errors to distract the eye.
This is a brilliant series, and I would have no hesitation in recommending this book or the series as a whole.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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I wish I had something exciting to put here – something like I’m a dominatrix who spends her days having gorgeous men lick chocolate off her body.
The truth is I’m a corporate lawyer, happily married for twenty years with three kids and four dogs. No white picket fence, but we do live in the burbs west of Boston. While my husband and I still do occasionally lick chocolate off each other, our more typical evening involves lying in bed once the kids are in theirs and reading separate books. Mine of course are romance. I started reading them as a defense against all those boring legal documents. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.
I love all types of romance, although my favorite stories are the ones with a kick-ass heroine. I devour anything by Nora Roberts (including J.D. Robb), Suzanne Brockmann and Jessica Andersen. Of course the heros in their stories kick ass, too. There’s nothing sexier to me than an Alpha male, except an Alpha male that’s willing to not only accept an Alpha female as an equal, but also willing to let her take charge from time to time.
I’ve loved erotica and especially male-on-male stories since my teen years. I stole a thin book by someone named Anonymous from my older brother’s drawer and found the best parts had two guys getting it on. What an eye-opener those scenes were! I thought I was the only straight woman perusing the gay male fiction in the bookstore all these years. Imagine my surprise when Ellora’s Cave gave a talk at an RWA conference one year asking for the very thing that’s always turned me on. It was a natural fit.
Besides my family, writing and reading, my loves include the sight, smell and sounds of the ocean (I’m a New England girl through and through), chocolate (naturally), prime rib (bloody) and good bourbon on the rocks. Whenever I’m out of town for a conference or other business, I also look for a male strip club or revue. I know – so cheesy. But the guys are hot and very attentive if you tip well enough. My husband is fine with this, by the way. He figures he gets the benefit of all that hotness when I get home. And he does, too!
Writing has been my passion since I was a child. Thank you so much for helping me realize my dream of not only writing, but writing something that other people enjoy!
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