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4.0 out of 5 stars Third in series, 3 Mar 2009
This review is from: Rogue (Cat Star Chronicles) (Mass Market Paperback)
This book has a really enjoyable narrative style as we follow the exploits of Kyra, a piano teacher from Earth who is on her way to a new teaching position on the planet Darconia. She doesn't know much about Darconia except that its natives are lizard-like but it seems like a great opportunity to explore another planet. Once she arrives she meets her employer, Queen Scalia, and her pupil, the Queen's daughter. She also meets some of the Queen's slaves and notices the Queen's tame Zetithian brothers, Tychar and Trag, two Cat men. Her instant attraction to Tychar appears to be reciprocated and he is assigned as her servant.

As Kyra settles into her new teaching role, as well as learning rather a lot in the bedroom from Tychar and also his brother, she doesn't notice the ominous signs of a potential revolt in the palace. When there is an assassination and she, the slaves and some others have to escape across the desert to the mountains, Kyra finds that her new sense of purpose and confidence is important in helping to win back the throne for the rightful ruler - and to win freedom for her lover.

This book was very similar in tone to the previous book in the series with the same rather over-enthusiastic focus on a certain part of the hero's anatomy. The actual plot was interesting, if a bit thin in places, and the world in which events are set was appealing. Kyra's personality is great with a mixture of innocence and naïveté as well as a keenness to experiment with her new lover. However I didn't find the love story at all convincing, with the instant attraction apparently heralding an eternal love. Also awkward was the fact that Kyra sleeps with both brothers and this didn't seem to fit in with the 'true love' side of the story but felt more like a scene written to shock and titillate rather than further the plot. The writing is earthy which can be OK but in this story felt a little too repetitive; I would have appreciated more of the actual plot and less description of sex, but overall this is a lighthearted and amusing read.

Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2008
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