Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Straik (Corsair Brothers #3) by Ruby Dixon
Published by Self Published on September 29, 2021
Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
Format: eBook (474 pages)
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Purchase: Amazon • IndieBound
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What’s worse than finding a lost ship full of stolen humans? It’s finding out that your family is responsible. This is a wrong I have to somehow right, so I take off to find answers…and discover one of those kidnapped humans has stowed away on my ship.
She’s furious that I’ve deserted her friends. She’s determined to make me pay. Ruth swears vengeance and won’t be satisfied until she sees me destroyed.
It’s a battle of wills I’m determined to win.
Instead of breaking Ruth, I find that I’ll do just about anything to get her to kiss me again.
Now…who’s bending who?
Proceed With Caution:
This book contains discussions of abduction and rape.
This is the third book of the Corsair Brothers series, and yes, you need to read the previous two. You’ll want to anyway. Straik starts off with Lord Straik abandoning his fellow corsairs and the discovered women in the far reaches of space. Of course, you’d already know this by reading the other books. But we also start with Ruth living in the air ducts, spying on Straik, and generally messing with him. Obviously, she has to get discovered, and Lord Straik has to figure out what to do with her and the 100 other slaves on his ship!
Despite the title, Straik is not actually one of the brothers, but he is a corsair! He’s actually from an extremely wealthy family but went off on his own. Now that’s discovered how his family made their money, he’s having a bit of an identity crisis. Does he get rid of everything his family’s money bought him? How can he fix this without attaching his name to it? And why are all of his fancy clothes falling apart now that he needs to make a good impression on the head of his family?
I adored Straik, the book and the character. He’s not the jerk he appeared to be when he abandoned everyone. He just panicked and wanted to immediately get this taken care of before any more harm could come. Was it the best decision? Probably not, but he did what he felt like he must. And luckily Ruth has a keen eye and decided to follow him. Her pranks on him had me giggling. She’s not malicious at all, but she really screwed with him!
I also really liked how Straik went more into the cloning process. I don’t want to spoil anything, but Ruth’s internal plot is about her worrying that she’s a clone since there are holes in her memories. Was it the stasis pod that messed with her head or is she a clone? Or did they take bits of her brain to clone her? Are there multiple Ruth’s roaming the solar systems? I was super interested in this and liked where it was going.
Straik was just another great addition to the series. Lord Straik and Ruth seemed to commit to each other quicker than the other couples, so the second half of the book was more plot-filled rather than romance focused. That was totally fine with me because I love seeing more and more of this ever expanding world.