I’m really enjoying Cheryl Brooks’ futuristic series about a group of amazing men with incredible sexual powers/abilities. Grabbed your interest? Well, these men are the last of a race that whose home planet was wiped out. This group was captured and secretly sold into slavery. So far there has been three other books, each the tale of one of the survivors. The series rides the erotica line for me as the sex is graphic, plentiful, and a genuine part of the storyline. Not to mention it just makes me hot!!
Lynx was one of the youngest when he was captured and sold as a slave to a harem of women. Of course, with his amazing ‘talents’ it didn’t take long for him to become a favorite in the harem. A young man’s dream right? But for 10 years? It didn’t take even that long for his dream to become a nightmare. When his ‘talents’ quit working…he was quickly sold again–this time to a more ethical planet where he could work to gain his freedom. But he’s still a child in many ways, and soon he ends up on yet another planet where he must find work or be deported. If only the only job available wasn’t working for a Woman! He hates women!!
Bonnie hates men. They’ve done nothing but lead her on and let her down. Now she’s pregnant and trying to work her farm alone. She realizes she must have a farm hand and gets Lynx. His anti-social behavior and dislike of her become a challenge. But the more she learns about his past, the more she understands his feelings. How can he EVER care for yet another woman who needs him?
I think this is probably the ‘deepest’ book in regard to exploring feelings and psyche. Lynx is damaged; in his heart, his body, and his soul. His retreats are his defense against feeling and Brooks did a Class A job in portraying this. Bonnie is a strong character who just wants help; not to be taken care of…just help. But the more they learn about each other, the more each begins to understand just how different they are from their preconceived notions. Very touching.
Did I mention these books are also way hot? Don’t read them without a glass of cool water and a fan handy. Cheryl Brooks ‘Cat Star Chronicles’ will provide a thrill and a fun read at the same time. “Outcast” was perfect for a hot summer afternoon.