Book Reviews

Captain, May I? by Kayla Bain-Vrba at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Other Planets / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 24-May-2013

Book Blurb

Kale and Monroe's favorite game to play is "Captain, May I" and not just because Monroe is captain of the starship Discovery. As intense and passionate as their relationship is, it's still a secret -- because Monroe is Kale's commanding officer. However, when their ship crash lands on a deserted planet and an unknown enemy begins picking off the crew one by one, Kale and Monroe are forced to reevaluate their relationship and the boundaries of the game they've created.


Book Review

'Captain, May I?' is a quick, fun read with a space battle, an evil saboteur, and some slightly kinky bedroom, or rather, private cabin, activities included. For such a short story it contains a lot of details and characters who definitely each have their own agenda. Not all of them are apparent initially, and discovering what exactly is going on was half the fun for me.

Monroe is a captain with a few quirks. Yes, playing classical music in a crisis is one, but there is his passion for his lieutenant that is a deep secret. Monroe likes taking control, but, as he discovers, that isn't everything…

Kale is an excellent lieutenant, quick on his feet when needed, and totally in love with Monroe. Unfortunately, since he's his commanding officer, he cannot openly admit this, but there are a few things he needs to discuss with the man… once their lives are no longer threatened.

If you like space operas, if you enjoy reading about 'forbidden' love, and if you're looking for a light, fun read, you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 27 pages/6300 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-May-2013
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