Book Reviews

Loving Kit by L.M. Brown at Fireborn Publishing

Genre Gay / Intersex / Science Fiction / Aliens / Other Planets / Outer Space / Interspecies / Menage MMM / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-March-2018

Book Blurb

When Logan McRae wakes from cryogenic stasis to see two aliens, he wonders whether he has lost his mind. As he gets to know Halor and Kit, he realises his mind is intact, but he may just lose his heart.

 

Logan McRae expected to wake on the spacecraft Mercury, ready to pilot the ship to New Earth. Instead, he finds himself facing two aliens whose help he'll need if he wants to find his people.

 

Kit doesn't know what sort of creature he has accidentally purchased, but it's definitely male and not completely different from him and his lover, Halor. The language barrier might be a problem, but Kit knows the language of love doesn't always need words.

 

Halor has been reluctant to expand his nest, but he'll do anything to give Kit the happiness he deserves, even invite another man into their bed.

 

Logan has no idea that Kit isn't quite like other men until their passion results in unexpected consequences. Now he must choose between his mission and the two men who have given him everything he has ever wanted, as well as things he never dreamed of.

 

Book Review

Science fiction of the uncommon kind is what I love to read, and “Loving Kit” definitely qualifies. How to characterize it without giving away too much of the surprising revelations is another matter, but here goes. Intriguing, different, and charming are all ways I could describe this highly unusual novel. Intriguing because the worldbuilding is pretty unique and truly set this book apart from others I have read. Different because none of what I expected (in terms of characters and plot) seemed to be happening, much to my delight. And charming because the characters are very cute together (yes, all three of them), and so is their romance and most of the events they go through together. There are also idiots and not-so-good-guys, but they are a necessary minority in what is otherwise a very fun group of beings on a major adventure.

Logan is the human in the equation, and when he wakes up from cryogenic sleep he finds his entire world has changed. It takes him a little while to adjust, but the two aliens who unintentionally “purchased” him, Kit and Halor, help him understand the new reality Logan finds himself in. Going from thinking humans are the only sentient species to suddenly realizing there is a whole galaxy of aliens out there, not all of them friendly, takes some getting used to. Logan is determined to find the other humans from his ship, as well as save the two other ships he knows are on their way, and he embarks on the rescue mission without hesitation.

Kit has feline ancestors, and his biology is truly unique. I can’t say much more without spoiling the surprise, but I think you are in for a treat in terms of distinctive alien characteristics. Just keep an open mind, and you should be fine. Kit exhibits a lot of cat-like behavioral patterns as well, and I loved reading about all the snuggling he likes to both give and get from his two lovers. Kit falls for Logan pretty quickly and, typical for his species, sees no issue at all with adding a third member to his and Halor’s family.

Halor is a member of one of many avian species, and a royal one at that. He is so far removed from the succession to the throne that he has been able to establish a life away from his home planet, their restrictions, and surprisingly old-fashioned prejudices. He has been in love with Kit for a long time, and he is determined to give him anything he needs. The addition of Logan to their relationship requires building trust, and while Halor is not as fast as Kit, he has no reservations about adding Logan to his “nest” as avians call their family.

I loved the adventures these three face both in terms of their relationship and when they start looking for the other humans. Their quest is suspenseful, has a few twists and turns, and the shenanigans Kit, Logan, and Halor get up to while traveling between the stars are as hot as they are entertaining.

If you like your science fiction to be slightly different from “standard” visions of the future, if space opera is your thing, and if you’re looking for a read that has more than one surprise, features interesting aliens, and is very entertaining, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. It’s refreshing to see something this distinctive getting published.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 422 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-February-2018
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=4&products_id=376