Hybrid: Dox by Ruth D. Kerce
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (28 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Spanking, Anal Play
Rating: 3.5 cherrries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum
In this relationship, he's the fox. Literally.
Dox -- part fox, part dog, part sexy man -- is a Hybrid, a shapeshifter, a quasi-human. And an engineer in the International Pod Program. Dox does what feels good, in bed and out, with no excuses or apologies.
Dr. Gabriella Matson, his mission boss, is a communications specialist and all woman. She loves Dox's sexual wildness, for he serves all her erotic needs.
When space debris threatens their pod, they must work together to survive. They've formed a strong bond and know that only their love and trust will save them.
Jump right in for a little sexy space romp filled with revelations and danger.
Hybrid: Dox throws a reader into the action right from the first few paragraphs. The very first scene led me astray thinking this was going to be purely erotica but it quickly proved me wrong, and for that I was very thankful. I first met Dox who is a person of talent under pressure. He has a unique perspective on things by virtue of his nature. He has feelings he won’t admit to and tries to hide them with some very effective diversions. His drive to survive doesn’t come from the instinct to live alone. I got the sense that he’s capable of much more than he’s willing to share.
Gabriella is Dox’s superior officer and yet I got the sense that she is more. I also felt that she, too, was insecure; not actually in her own feelings but in how they’d be received should she ever reveal them. It’s hard being vulnerable and that’s what I think the internal conflict is; basically it’s the question of trust – the foundation of any solid relationship. The question is, does the crisis that Dox and Gabriella experience build and solidify that trust? A reader will find clues sprinkled throughout the story.
This is a short shot of woo-hoo and for erotic romance readers short on time, this tale packs it all in – drama, emotion, fear, and explosive sensual and unique hybrid-type sex.