Paperback, 314 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 13: 9781402211928
Source: Purchased for self
Genre: Sci Fi Romance
Series: Cat Star Chronicles, book #1
Jacinth is on a one woman mission to find and rescue her kidnapped sister. She has been searching the far reaches of the galaxy for six years. Her sisters abductors always seem to be one step ahead of her. Her latest intel informs her of her current location. Jacinth wishes this was the end of the road. The problem is that the planet that her sister has been taken to doesn’t have any free women. All of the women on the planet are slaves to their males. Jacinth needs a male to help her now.
Cat has been a slave for more years than he has been a free man. He has been sold off numerous times and severely abused. He is a strong warrior from a planet that has long been destroyed. He has not let any of his Masters break him. He now has a female attempting to buy him. Perhaps there is freedom in his near future.
Slave is written in first person point of view. This is the pov that I enjoy the least. Cheryl has done something interesting in Slave that I rather enjoyed. Jacinth talks to you the readers much of the time. Reading this book is almost like sitting down with her and her her tell you the story of her and Cat. I liked this. I did however miss what Cat would have shared had he been there for the conversation, his purring mostly.
Cat purrs! Cat purrs a lot and oh my wow is it sexy. One of the things I enjoy about sci fi romances with humanoid aliens are their sexual differences. Cheryl was very creative with this mans joystick (yep, I went there.) It seems an apropos idiom considering all the joy it brought Jacinth. Cat also has a very tragic history and heartbreaking reasons he ended up on the auction block. I would have like to have read some of this book from his point of view.
I’m looking for to continuing this series. It’s full of all sorts of crazy futuristic gadgets that I want, a sexy race of feline like humanoid aliens and I’m curious about the remaining beings of Cat’s planet. Definitely looking forward to their stories.