This past week I finished You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo. I first came across Cat's work because of their website full of resources, tips, and classes for SFF writers. They have a ton of short stories published and You Sexy Thing is not their first novel, although it is the start of a new series. It's about a found family of space mercenaries, recently retired, who run a restaurant on a space station. But when the station is blown up, they steal a sentient ship to survive, and the ship has mixed feelings about that.
This book certainly has its sense of humor front and center naming the ship You Sexy Thing. It was a fun adventure with pirates and cooking and the concept of a living thing being a space ship was really interesting to me. I flew right through the book.
On the downside, because of how many characters were on on the team, I mixed them up very frequently. Small complaint though, since I knew who the most important crew members were to the plot, and the book focused on them well.
It's for you if you like things in the vein of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or other space epics, but have wondered what characters aside from the ones saving the universe are up to. It's not for you if you don't like aliens or space ship sci-fi.
Have you read You Sexy Thing? What did you think about the big reveal at the end? Let's discuss in the comments!