Stud is the eighth book in the Cat Star Chronicles by Cheryl Brooks. Cat Star books have gathered a loyal following because of the exotic worlds, engaging characters, danger, and sultry storylines. Imagine a planet where the men are not only beautiful, but they also make their mates exceedingly happy. The men have just a touch of the feline. They even purr when romantically content. They are the talk of the galaxy when it comes to the females. The men from the neighboring planets are less enthusiastic. One jealous male blows up the planet leaving only a handful of refugees to wander the galaxy. Stud is the tale of one of these refugees.
The joy of running a successful brothel with two fellow refugees is beginning to pall for Tarq. Women wait up to a year, and spend 1000 credits, just for his services. This leaves him feeling like a dumb stud. If that is all he has to offer, he might as well explore the galaxy while offering his services as a stud to willing women to help propagate his species.
Lucinda Force never expects a life outside of working in her father’s café or taking care of her mother. Then he walks into the restaurant all gorgeous male attracting every female eye in the place. He sits at her table, and talks to her, and even flirts. She doesn’t know how to react when he asks to meet her after work. Lucy never expected anything from life, certainly nothing like Tarq.
Tarq understands his home planet was destroyed because of one jealous, but amazingly wealthy man. He shouldn’t be surprised that his appearance on Lucy’s world ruffles some male feathers, especially when he is advertising to impregnate any willing female. He feels it is the least he can do since it seems to be his only skill. That was his plan until he met Lucy.
The story really moves, especially with the menace of a xenophobic gang that is terrorizing all non-natives, including Tarq. Lucy is a plucky heroine who shows amazing tenacity in going after what she wants and fighting for justice.
Stud is a must read for Cheryl Brook fans, Cat Star Chronicles fans, sci-fi erotica fans, and folks that simply enjoy a steamy romance.