Review: Klockwork Kraken

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 The Klockwerk Kraken by Aidee Ladnier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tentacle lovers, this is a book for you!  Ms. Ladnier is a new to me author who delights me with her tentacle m/m space opera romance.  Teo Houdin is a Celosian far from home.  He runs a bar near the end of the universe…called the Kraken.  This makes perfect sense since Teo is a humanoid enhanced with multiple arms.  His tentacles help him work faster and sex is definitely an experience not to be missed.  Used to one-night stands, Teo is in a sexual lull and experiencing ennui.  Then in walks in the sexy wet behind the ears, Jimenez.

I can be bribed with titillating tentacle sex and no plot.  Luckily, this story contains both smexy tentacle sex and a good plot.  The characters are also lovingly created.  I really liked Teo and how he wants to be distinguished outside of his family.  He is an individual from a community of conformist.  He doesn't resent them.  He loves his family and he is proud of the community he's from.  He just wants to be special and he is out to proves it.  Jimenez is an admirable character.  He is the underdog who does what he believe is right.  He started out in life at the bottom and he has no desire to stay there.  He will do what it takes to make his dreams come true. 

Teo and his love interest, Jimenez are adorable.  Both men have their own baggage.  This doesn't bring them down.  Instead, it helps them become stronger and better.  The tension in their relationship makes the sex hotter.  Ms. Ladnier does a fantastic job in the sex scenes - definitely a panty wetting goodness experience.  Along with the erotic scenes, there is a plot which culminates to an intense conflict.  This conflict is a doozy.  Ms. Ladnier does a good job of setting it up and resolving it in a plausible manner with a happily ever after.

This story may be short in pages, but it is tightly written and robust in descriptions and emotions.  The story pace moves at just the right speed.  The world building is intriguing and makes a reader want to learn more.  One can only hope there will be another story in this fun world.  With great characters, hawt sex and a clockwork kraken, what more can a reader want?  Recommended to space opera lovers who enjoy m/m happily ever after romances.

* Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.

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Aidee Ladnier said…
Thank you so much for your kind review!

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