Zall’s Captain by Amber Kell

ZALL

Zall’s Captain by Amber Kell
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (55 pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Toys
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

When ex-slave Zall is asked to be Captain Teslan’s cabin boy, he learns sometimes you have to bend your rules to offer your heart.

Zall is settling in on the ship Chalice chose for him. Even though he’s not a soldier, he’s learning from them and developing his own skills. When the ship changes captains, Zall has to decide if he’d rather keep his independence or offer himself to a man who might be everything he’s ever wanted…or his biggest mistake.

Danner Teslan has agreed to investigate a possible smuggling ring on a military ship. However when he arrives and meets Zall, he’s convinced the ex-slave is his other half. Zall is not interested in becoming another man’s property and Danner has to decide whether he’s willing to give another person the freedom to destroy his heart.

This is the third installment in the Planetary Submissive’s series by Amber Kell, and I fell in love with Zall in the first book. I waited anxiously for his story and Ms. Kell gives him a great addition to the series. Zall is a former slave and doesn’t want to submit to anyone again, but the only way he can be with Captain Danner Teslan is to be his property as his cabin boy.

The subplot of the smugglers in this story is a great backdrop to Zall and Danner dancing around each other while trying to figure out their relationship. Seeing Zall open up and the way he fits into the crew of the ship, just shows how much he was undervalued as a slave. Captain Teslan is an interesting character, since he’s so in control in his professional life in order to be one of the youngest ship captains in the military. The way he let go when with Zall adds the right amount of spice to their relationship. The sex scenes are hot and touching all at once. This is a novella so my biggest complaint is the same complaint I have with all of Ms. Kell’s stories, they are just too short. She does an amazing job with the few words a novella leaves her and the emotion is clearly there that you still care about these characters.

This can be read as a stand alone but I recommend reading at least the first book in this series first so that you understand Zall and what shaped him as a character. I love this series, and I would gladly read this book again. The sex is hot, the action is fast, and the story is a great read!

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