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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Joss Ravid works security for a major tribe on Kari's Star, but he'll tell anyone that he doesn't actually care if the ruling families kill each other off. He’s not interested in politics; he just likes getting paid to hit jerks, and also the many opportunities for hitting on straight men. The Galactic-imposed Interdiction may keep Kari citizens stuck on their war-torn wor ...more
ebook, 286 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Turtleduck Press (first published March 30th 2012)
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Kaje Harper
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, m-m, scifi
This book was so much fun. SciFi but of a low-tech variety, with wonderful characters, adventure, snark, hot guys, lethal grandmothers, smart teenagers, cross-dressing, sewer tunnels, strong women, besotted love... and great writing. Joss is flamboyantly in-your-face and equally likely to proposition, insult or hit a homophobic idiot. This book would be fine for older teens - there is sex but off-page. This is the third book in the series begun in Knight Errant. It would stand alone just fine, b ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
75% price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US today! 10/1/14
SueM
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
A fun sci-fi/fantasy M/M romance about two men and a girl... Um, don't worry, the girl has no role in the romance, except for some well-timed snarky comments.

Joss, an assassin/spy, or in his own words - a thug, wakes up one morning in time to see his latest one-night stand assassinated before him, with the guy's daughter looking on. Retreating, he takes the girl with him, and thus begins the adventure. Joss, Paige (the girl) and Zeke (Joss's stalker and sometime lover) must somehow stay ahead of
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Chris
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, scifi, gay, ebook, done, romance
3.5 stars. Good m/m scifi romance about Joss, a bodyguard who sees his one-night stand gunned down, then saves the guy's daughter and spends the rest of the book protecting her, his boss, and his "stalker". While it was a fun read, I couldn't relate to Joss' over-the-top perfection.
Mandapanda
Feb 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars. Fun m/m adventure/romance set on another planet. Joss is a security agent for one of the major tribes on the world of Kari's Star. He's a force to be reckoned with, gorgeous, lethal, and very fickle. Waking up after a one night stand he sees his lover assassinated before barely escaping with the man's young daughter. The girl attaches herself to him as the only person able to avenge her father and keep her safe. At the same time another of Joss's old lovers, the obsessed and determin ...more
Plainbrownwrapper
May 04, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-don-t-have-it
This sentence from the blurb grabbed me: "how often does a guy get to piss off half a planet while displaying his talents for woodcraft, cross-dressing, and scaring straight men?"

Sounds hard to resist. ;-)
Danielle
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, crossdressing, mm, sci-fi
Well this sucks. I think I'm the first person to rate this book anything lower than 3 stars. So clearly before reading this review note that I'm definitely in the minority her.

This was one of those books that sounded from the blurb like it was going to be right up my alley. I think I underestimated how much I hate kids though. Not to say Paige was the only thing that made me dislike the majority of this book, but she played a big role. Most of my issues weren't even really with the plot, though
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Alison
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
4.5 stars rounded up


This was a fun read, and I loved the characters, although the MC was a little over the top. It was nice to have an M/M story that had people of different races and wasn't particularly sexist. The pacing was great and I couldn't put it down. The plot was good, too. I wanted more real danger and peril, but it was good enough for most people. I did like that the MCs weren't perfect. Joss was constantly making generalizations about women that were a little misogynistic, but the a
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Lire
Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Fangtasia
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rarely have I loved such an asshole character, as I learned to love Joss. He's too much. But the author found a way to get him his perfect match. Thank goodness, because he really is insufferable.
Jax
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
How much you enjoy this book depends on whether you find Joss to be a lovable scamp or a pampered, attention-seeking brat. I was in the latter camp. Not much happens - aside from constant reminders about how beautiful and desired Joss is - and the "romance" is one long tease without any substance.
Erica
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others I've read by this author, although I can't quite put my finger on why. Still a good story, I just didn't think it was a great story.
Julesmarie
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, sci-fi
So much fun! Joss is the most delightful mix of Taro's deadliness and Rafe's flirtatiousness.

The story felt like it began rather abruptly. The assassination was quite a way to open the story in itself, but then we're thrown right in with Joss trying to figure out which tribe might have ordered it and who might have known about it. It just felt so overwhelming that I had to come back and see if maybe there had been another book set on this world that I'd missed somewhere. And Joss's unbelievable
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Riayl
May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, scifi-futuristic
So on a second reading of this I am tempted to drop my rating by a half star. Mostly due to the fact that I just didn't warm up to Zeke. I was rather surprised by this because I don't remember not liking him the first time I read it. Perhaps I was in a mood this time around or I was just oblivious last time? *shrug* Who knows. But my dissatisfaction was all due to him or things relating to him.

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Trix
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was fun to read. Similar to the world created in Knight Errant and similar in style -- fast-paced, lots of action, a very likeable, yet crazy hero, set in outer space, etc.

Joss is the hero who, with his very long, flaming-red hair, is hard to turn away from. He's attractive and knows it, yet he's also spirited, adventurous and very, very loyal to those he cares about. In this adventure, he witnesses the murder of the man he had spent the night with, and the attempted kidnapping of the
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Sadie Forsythe
3.5
I thought that this was cute. It had characters you really want to like, some variety in their appearance and enough action to keep things interesting. However, I also thought that the characters, while entertaining, weren't very deeply written. The HEA romance came out of nowhere and wasn't well developed. The events were often over the top ridiculous and, while it was hinted that Joss had been a member of the Dream crew at some point, I couldn't figure out where to place him. (For a log tim
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Sunne
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've been putting this one on hold for a while after reading Knight Errand and Faithful Squire because I wanted to have a book in standby I was sure I would enjoy. So today was the day - I finally broke down and started reading.

And man, did I enjoy it. Joss is such a character, larger than life, that you can't help but be like everybody else - you're captivated. You feel sorry for Zeke for you can sympathize how enthralled you can be by Joss.
Throw in a snarky teenage girl, death threats all ove
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Fehu
Joss is a fun character and I enjoyed following him around. One of my favorite characters was the granny that backed explosives. Most of all I enjoyed that it had a well developed plot, fabulos world building and great characters. It didn't hurt that the dialogs were engaging and I found myself laughing at some parts and was left smiling at the end. Joss is working for the boss of one of the ruling houses of a planet, that is left mostly to fend for itself, but a new law could change the situati ...more
Tj
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
This was a fun read. It really didn't read as a romance and the relationship between the two MC's was a little light. I did enjoy the characters and the build up of the story. Joss is a quite the character and is really fun. Zeke is a bit of a flat character but he makes the story line fun by being kind of the "straight man" of the story. He isn't the snarky, sarcastic character that Joss and Paige are. I loved the world that was created in the book. It was interesting that Joss as a Galactic li ...more
Pamela Su
A snark-filled romp with a flamboyant, maddening hero trailed by a lovesick heir to some clan and a teenage girl.

I clearly missed the boat on this one. I enjoyed it at first but then I got tired of the non-stop snark and Joss' prickly-because-I'm-hiding-my-soft-heart snotty attitude.

The world building was interesting though and I was more curious about the politics going on in the story. I kind of wanted to shove Joss aside so I could see what was going on! Paige was an interesting female charac
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Lana
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: genre-m-m-sci-fi
3,75 stars

Interesting adventure story, my favorite was the bomb backing Grany. Most hated word - mife its the term for husband and I thought it was just silly and why not just say husband instead. Joss is a lot of fun but the ending surprised me, since I thought he was acting out of character. Usually he is somewhat sluty, picks fights, complaines and doesn't really do commitment or being polite, but flirts a lot and is usually loyal, now does that sound like a perfect society husband? And he be
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Fritz42
Oh, what can you say about Joss? Snarky, sassy, fun-loving, thinks girls have cooties, able to kick ass throughout the galaxy, ...and so much like Taro, who helped train him. It took me a little while to figure out the timeline between the other books of the Dream 'verse, but it really wasn't needed in order to enjoy the hell out of this book. There were wonderful and vibrant characters in this story, who many times had me laughing as I was biting my nails, wondering how they were going to get o ...more
Shelby
This was a lot of fun! I absolutely adored Joss and his disregard of anything and everyone. His plain sheer badassery! Of course he’s got the softest heart of the bunch and is such a little twink. I adored that the dragged the uptight Zeke through a brothel, dressed him up as a woman, and rode to the rescue all the while helping a kid around as well. Fantastic writing and wonderful cast of characters. Super fun times!
Wende
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: maybe
This book is about Joss, Zeke and Paige. Joss is in the security forces and Zeke is heir to one of the ruling tribes and also Joss’s stalker. Joss saves the life Paige a 12year old and takes on the responsibility of keeping her safe. I loved how all three worked together to keep each other safe as they tried to outsmart Zeke’s sister
Robin L
A tangled up mess of a book.
Cassie
May 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook-lendable
Good book but I wish there had been more romance.
Kiki
Apr 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sf
3.5
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