Yes, Captain

Yes, Captain
Rebecca Royce
ebook, 34 pages
Published August 7th 2010 by Liquid Silver Books
ISBN 9781595786548

Lizbeth is having a rough time. After her captain and best-friend Acton is kidnapped from their ship, she is forced to serve under the disgusting hand of one of her least favorite people, Troy. But things have improved because she has located Acton. Now, she just needs to convince Troy to turn the ship around so they can go and get him. Living on earth with no idea that he is actually the captain of a major space vessel, Acton will have to rediscover his past quickly because the Instigator and all of it’s crew are under attack from an enemy that will do anything to protect what it values most above other things: the sanctity of earth. But as Acton and Lizbeth become reacquainted, they will need their new love to help them defeat the traitor who hunts them and wants only their deaths to satisfy his desires.

I gotta say, I loved the premise of this book. Stolen captain goes missing for five years while his crew and best friend search every known galaxy to find him. And finally, they do. Living on Earth, his memory of who he truly is long buried, Acton lives as an attorney with no belief at all in life beyond the stars. Until they come for him.

The reunion was a good one. Not too much time spared on 'I'm not who you think I am' and with one good whack on the head, and a little de ja vu, Acton remembers everything that was once important to him. Even his long buried love for his best friend.

And they spare no time at all finally becoming lovers.

Loved it. Loved it all.

But that's where things got, ...for lack of a better word, let's just say stupid.

As it turns out, Acton left his ship willingly in a barter to save their lives. He agreed to spend one hundred years upon Earth with his, and his crew's memories, all wiped of the event. With his return, their enemy demands he complete his side of the agreement. To which Lizbeth volunteers to take his place.

Hold up. Take a breath. Surely if they would spare a minute to think this through, they could come up with a reasonable alternative. But no they don't. Not beyond Acton setting up a second agreement to send them both back to Earth together. Sweet, but yeah, stupid.

So I was stumped when it came to rating this. Foundation good. Follow through bad. Urgh.

2 out of 5 stars.

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