Origin by Dani Worth
The Kithran Regensis 4
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: Full Length (193 pages)
Other: M/M/F, M/F, anal play/intercourse
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
In the race for freedom—and love—there’s no holding back.
Origin, The Kithran Regenesis, Book 4
After fourteen torturous years as a slave on a galaxy roving entertainment ship, Siri carries only vague memories of parents who loved her, Gwinarian food, and her beautiful home planet of Kithra.
When two space pirates burst into her owner’s room, the choice they offer her is all too easy: stay and face government questioning about the two intruders, or take a chance and go with them.
Claybourne and Anders had planned to help expose the pleasure ship owner’s involvement in Kithra’s destruction. But when they happen upon Siri, saving one of the last—and most beautiful—of the Gwinarian race takes precedence.
Siri tastes freedom long denied…and temptation to succumb to the deep sexual tension vibrating between her and her two liberators. Clay and Anders take pleasure in letting her take the lead in rediscovering the power of intimacy.
But there are more secrets to uncover, and Siri senses that the closer they come to the truth, the closer she comes to the most painful choice of all—to let her pirate lovers go.
Where she came from matters little to Gwinarian sex slave, Siri. Since being kidnapped at the age of nine, her life had been a series of scary and painful experiences as she was bought and sold for the pleasure of men and women who thought nothing of her pleasure. The one bright spot had been tortured in front of her on a regular basis. It was easy to understand why she didn’t trust the men who burst into her holding cell offering an escape. For all she knew she might be exchanging one prison for another.
One of the first things I decided I liked about Siri is that she still had a spark. Anyone else who had gone through what she had would have given up their spirit and would likely have been a mere shell of a person. She had learned to adapt for her own sake. It broke my heart when she talked about or remembered what she’d had to do to stay alive. Meeting and falling in love with Anders and Clay was both unexpected and a huge step in her life. She didn’t know if she could trust anyone enough to freely give of her body. I liked how the author didn’t make it easy for her to give them everything. It was more realistic the way she built their relationship.
There’s clearly a back story between Anders and Clay. It might have played out some in one of the prior books but I haven’t read them…yet. They obviously haven’t been intimate even though they feel something for each other. Clay is the commander of the ship and therefore has to be in control. Anders is his best friend and crew mate on their intergalactic pirate ship. This is the kind of MMF book I love to come across. There’s tension building between the guys. Small touches. Significant looks. Angst. It’s all building up to the moment they let go. I knew it would be hot and loved every minute of it. These guys are so so sweet when it comes to Siri, also. She needed that after what she’d been through.
The author sprinkles in some of Siri’s memories as they get closer to her home planet. I knew that would be significant and if they found her family it would cause additional conflict for Siri wanting to stay and knowing that the guys would eventually need to go.
There are other crew members on the ship and they come together to make a very lively cast. I enjoyed meeting the groupings that made up the other books as well. I very quickly searched out their books and look forward to reading this series from the beginning.
This book is number four in the series but it stood alone just fine. There’s a bigger picture, I think, when combined with the other three books but not having read them didn’t take away from my enjoyment of Siri, Clay and Anders’ story. Readers who enjoy well written sci/fi and some lovely MMF action should totally check this one out. Worth the read.