Deceiving the Corsair by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Little Sister and the Lovesick Fool!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍
Character development: ☹️🙃😍😚
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The Hero: Sentorr – he is the navigator on the Lovesick Fool (a.k.a. Dancing Fool). At one point he was determined to never find a mate like the rest of the crew. He is frustrated that the human females have changed things on the ship, the messakah males want to spend more time with their mates and less time on new missions.
The heroine: Zoey – She was kidnapped from Earth at 10 years old when three huge male messakah space pirates robbed the aliens that kidnapped her. She has been with them ever since and now is their adopted sister and works on their ship the Little Sister with them. She loves the life but is a bit lonely. She wants a mate, but most messakah don’t want her because she is human and those on home world think humans are nothing more than pets.
The Story: the crew of the Lovesick Fool doesn’t know that after they leave the bridge each evening, Sentorr can’t wait to chat over instant messaging with the navigator from the Little Sister spaceship, another pirate ships. He has been entranced with Zoey since he first started chatting with her. He thinks she is perfect for him. He knows she has three brothers who fought in the war on home world, so assumes she is messakah.
Sentorr and Zoey chat and call each other on comms often, but she refuses to show her face in a vid call. They even get steamy on their shared calls. However, when the two ships end up at the 3 Nebulas space station at the same time, things get shady, because Zoey hates the fact that she is human and never wanted to meet Sentorr. When she does leave the ship, she is usually disguised with a holo and wearing a long cape and stilt like shoes to appear as a messakah female.
Like the rest of this series, this was a shorter book than most of Ruby Dixon’s stories. I wish there were more action and more of a journey, but I did like the characters and Zoey’s issues. Sentorr was a bit of a surprise because he was such a loner and barely spoke in the prior books, but was so ready to be a mate in this one. It surprised me.
This book is told in dual points of view via dual narration and is narrated by Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd who both do a great job as always. I was happy when I saw that Zoey was the heroine in this book, I have read the Corsair brothers series and some of Ruby Dixon’s other series where Zoey has been a character, and I had never read her story. So this was great.
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