Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review - Finding King

It has been awhile since I have done a review and I think Perfect has been at the top of the page long enough so here goes. BEWARE THE SPOILERS. CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Title: The Breaker 1 - Finding King
Author: Casey K. Cox
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Length: 21,000 words
Rating: 4.5 Quills
Tags: sci fi, sex industry, second chance, past abuse, kidnap/capture


Merrick was always content with his life of piracy, raiding ships throughout the galaxies, relishing the thrill of the capture and the plunder they obtained. But then a raid went wrong and cost him the man he loved, and now Merrick spends his days pillaging ships only to continue the desperate search for his lost love. 

When all his efforts finally pay off, however, he realizes that though his lover has been found, he may well be lost to Merrick forever anyway. 


Six years ago, Merrick and Jesse had the perfect relationship. They had been together for 50 years, they got to roam the skies setting free slaves and stealing loot. It was the life. Until one day, Jesse gets taken. Merrick spends years looking for him, missing him, and tearing himself up inside. Then Merrick and his crew come upon a new job. In the cargo bay there cryo pods filled with settlers. No one is more surprised than Merrick when the man who comes out of his cryo pod swinging after he wakes up is Jesse. Unfortunately for Merrick, it is not all flowers and chocolate. Both of them have been through six years of hell and cannot just fall back into the relationship they had before. It takes some harrowing danger, massive stupidity and admittedly hot angry sex for them to find a way back to each other.

I have had this book on my "own to read" shelf almost since it was released. I do not know why it took me so long to get to. I am so glad that I finally did. I very much enjoyed this story. I was almost instantly drawn into the world that Casey created on The Breaker. The action and description drew wonderful pictures in my head without being overly pedantic. Casey also does a wonderful job with the varied emotions of her characters. I am very glad that she avoided a fall in love again at first sight with no real acknowledgement of the horrible six years apart plot that was only held together my hot sexy times. Instead, Casey allowed for the complicated nuance of being in love but not knowing if they could make it work because of all that they had been through.

This book has a trifecta of awesome: great world building, solid characterization, and steamy chemistry. I would highly recommend it. Also, check out the completely amazing cover - isn't it beautiful!!

You can get your own copy of Finding King here at Less Than Three Press for $3.99. You can also find it at and If you read and enjoy it, please let everyone know by posting your own rating/review where ever you bought it or on

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