Kithra by Dani Worth
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Two men and one woman on a planet for a year alone, what could possibly happen? SEX SEX SEX! Well, okay, a little sex. This is a promising new author for me. Ms. Worth is writing in a genre I very much enjoy. There is menage and it's sci-fi/fantasy. Delicious! This story is more a 3.5 star, however I truncate on GR so it is at a 3 star.
The world building in this story is light. It's a federation type universe with different aliens as well as humans. The alien in question is a male Gwinarian. Gwinarian are known for their ability to love cross gender and with more than one partner. This would be okay if it weren't for the history between Gwinarian, Egan Lothburn and the human Kol Frega. Caught in between is Lux Moyans, the captain who is attracted to both males.
The story is a bit confusing at first. For the first chapter, it was not clear to me if Lux is a male or female. With the story in first person, it took me until chapter 2 to determine Lux is a female. The characters are designed with painful pasts. Each character's past is divulged in a high level summary which doesn't exactly satisfy the reader. It makes it so that it's harder to relate to the characters. Still, the focus is not on the characters or the plot. I found it to be more focused on their budding sexual relationship and personal hang ups. This did make the story more tension filled and enjoyable. This smexy sci-fi/fantasy tale is recommended for menage lovers who enjoy a bit of angst.
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