I don't much care for Woes Is Me books and this one had a lot of that with Jimenez, he really grated on me throughout the book. The story line would have been a lot better if he hadn't been so weak. I enjoyed Teo a lot, he was the best part of the book. The wham bam thank you was aggravating. Jimenez kept disappearing after being with Teo. If I had been Teo I'd have given up a long time before the end.
This book just wasn’t for me although some might enjoy it for the different storyline it had. If you like Woes is Me books, then give this one a try. It might just be what you are looking for.
When the right space pilot walks into his bar, a desperate bartender uses all his wiles (and tentacles) to talk the man into business and his bed--but the spacer is still enslaved by his past and isn't sure he can deal with a two-handed lover, much less one with six.
When the supply shipments stop coming, Teo Houdin needs all his tentacles to keep his waystation bar open. Facing a riot by thirsty miners stranded in the backwater of the galaxy, Teo helps a greenie space pilot buy a ship in return for a regular haul of liquor. But he longs for the courage to invite the enigmatic spacer to fill his lonely bed as well.
Still smarting from his newly implanted navigational ports, Jimenez knows owning his own ship will prevent him from ever being bought and sold again. For a former slave, transporting cargo through the emptiness of space sounds like paradise, but after meeting the compassionate and sexy Teo, his heart feels empty, too.
At the edge of the galaxy's spiral arm, can Teo convince Jimenez that the heart has its own tentacles and theirs should be entwined forever?