You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo

Just when they thought they were out…

Twice Far station is at the edge of the known universe, and that’s just how Niko Larson, former Admiral in the Grand Military of the Hive Mind, likes it.

Retired and finally free of the continual war of conquest, Niko and the remnants of her former unit are content to spend the rest of their days working at the restaurant they built together, The Last Chance.

But, some wars can’t ever be escaped, and unlike the Hive Mind, some enemies aren’t content to let old soldiers go. Niko and her crew are forced onto a sentient ship convinced that it is being stolen and must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king if they even hope to keep the dream of The Last Chance alive. 

My Thoughts: You Sexy Thing… A fun space opera has issues with pacing, but keeps it together long enough to get across a good story. 

Rambo adds a lot of things to love to the mash-up: high-end foodie love, ex-military toughs, well-drawn alien beings, an ever-expanding plot. This is what got my interest… I’m a foodie. I have an ever-expanding waistline… I’m an alien?  

The verdict: Chapter transitions were rough in places, and it seemed almost episodic, but it shouldn’t have… Yet, there’s so many things I loved along the way. It took me awhile to get through, but I kept going back.

3 out of 5 stars.

Thank you to NetGalley, Tor Books, and the author for an advanced copy for review.

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