Alec is leading a scientific team to explore a newly discovered planet, but things go wrong before they can even land when their ship is attached by flying creatures who force them to crash. The team's luck seems to change when they encounter one of the humanoid natives, Gesh, who seems friendly enough. That is, until Gesh feeds them some delicious fruit that has some strong aphrodisiac effects. Before they know it, the team finds themselves hostages of Gesh and his friends, who assure the earth men that the fruit's effects won't end until the men have sex Gesh or his friends.
Make no mistake about it, “Kríe Captivity” is good old fashioned smut. There's a good story around it, but it's all about setting things up for some very hot sex scenes. The one real downside is the dubious consent angle. The book's blurb refers to “mild” dub/con but that's putting it, err, mildly. Still, this is pure fantasy, so it's easy to overlook the dubious aspects of the setup and go with the hot story line.
Most of the story is told from Alec's point of view. He's a believable character, and like most of his team, thinks of himself as straight. Through his eyes we see how someone can convince themselves to get past their perceived sexuality to give in to desires, even if those may be artificially induced to some extent.
Given the nature of the story, it should be no surprise that there's not much in the way of character development, although it's much more than you might expect. The earth men, and even their Kríe captors still come across as individuals with their own personalities. We just don't get to know them that well.
In fact, this story is something of a prequel or set up to the next book of the series, so we may get to know Alec and his team a bit more in the next installment.
“Kríe Captivity” is available from Amazon.