Any addiction can get pretty serious, and even something as fun as sex is no exception. Combined with a libido-enhancing drug like Loxide in this story, it almost destroys Bray. However, this book is still part of the humorous ‘Handsome Heroes’ series, so not to worry, Bray manages to deal with his issues eventually, and in a pretty hilarious way. James Cox combines the hilarity from the previous books with a “stranded on an uninhabited planet” story, and the result is highly entertaining, if not entirely realistic. But who wants reality when they can have so much fun? Certainly not Bray! While I can’t say that I liked Bray in the beginning, I was able to see where he was coming from. Bored out of his skull, ignored by his family, rich enough to be gallivanting around the galaxy, he is not used to delayed gratification or restraint. I suspect those concepts are not even in his vocabulary. The “Virtual Sex Room” he has spent years setting up and multiple doses of Loxide entertain him to the point he forgets to attend his brother’s bonding ceremony. Like all addicts, he does not even think he has a problem. But when Kamden, who is his best friend, takes over his live, Bray has no choice but to reconsider his options. It’s not easy, but he’d been attracted to Kamden for a long time, and when he finds out the man is bi, the gloves come off. And so does all other clothing… What they get up to on Planet 9 once the crash there has to be read to be believed. All I will say is that I was thoroughly entertained as the story went from unlikely to – even more unlikely. If you have a healthy sense of humor and prefer your space opera without limitations, if addictions and how people get rid of them fascinate you, and you’re looking for a read that is full of alien-on-alien activity (be it on a spaceship or an uninhabited planet), then you might like this novella.
Handsome Heroes, 6
Great balls of steel!
Bray is a spoiled, rich young man addicted to the Virtual Sex Room and a pleasure enhancing substance that makes him regenerate faster. When he misses his brother's bonding ceremony, the secret of just how far addicted he is, comes out. Of course, he won’t take help because he doesn't need help. All his friends and family are wrong!
Kamden is the sexiest straight guy in the universe and wants nothing more than to see his friend Bray kick the habit. He promises to get help for Bray because they’ve been friends for years. Kamden also believes Bray is the only one who might accept him as he is, part cyborg. Together they fly into the darkness of space determined to reveal secrets and overcome addictions.
However, the plan is interrupted by another aggressive ship. They crash land on a planet known as 9 because it’s not yet suitable for human life. Can Bray overcome his addiction, Kamden’s balls of steel, and find a way off this planet?
Be Warned: m/m sex, spanking
An addiction will throw you into a pit of despair, you either die there or climb out stronger.
I couldn’t see anything. My eyelids were closed and it was a huge amount of effort to open them. My body was supine on something hard. I took inventory of what hurt as I lay there. My fingers were stiff, useless things, my wrist achingly sore. My cock was tender too, but not hard, it was soft between my legs. The sensitive skin felt rubbed raw. I opened one lid, groaning. The familiar gray ceiling of my spaceship was above me. I opened my other eye, catching sight of the walls that were covered with shiny panels. I was in my virtual room on board my ship docked at a space station. Offhand I couldn’t recall the name of the station. Didn’t matter anyway. I took a deep breath. My chest felt heavy, like I’d run for miles and miles. But I hadn’t been exercising. I’d managed to get my hands on something better than anything in the universe. Loxide. I grinned, flashes of last night probing my mind.
Loxide was a highly potent gas that would give any being a boost in adrenaline and a hard cock that could recover in mere minutes. It was a fucking miracle drug and I had no idea why they deemed it illegal in the universe. I straightened my legs, wincing. How long had I spent in here? I remembered setting the gas tank in the room and letting that slightly sweet smell overtake me. I spent hours or maybe it was the entire day a sexy virtual orgy, I wasn’t sure which. Nevertheless, I was in a fictional world where I was a king. That was the new scenario in the sex games on the virtual walls. A person could be a king with a whole army of men. Naked, muscular males waiting for my undivided attention. I lost count of how many times I came, but glancing at the tank showed I used up all the Loxide.
All the pain was worth the orgasms I had. I forced myself to sit up, holding back the groan. Everything fucking hurt, including my cock. I stared down at my best friend and saw the skin was red from all the attention. Eh, a shower and a shot of Vitamin XY, and I’d be good to go. Or find more Loxide. I shifted to my knees, then I wobbled to my feet. I had to lean against the wall in order to stay upright. My fingers were too stiff to close. The room was covered with splatters of cum on the floor, the single chair in the center of the room, and the walls. Damn, there was even some jizz on the ceiling. I grinned; it had been an epic one-man party.
I fumbled to the door—it automatically opened—then stumbled my way to my quarters, which were only a few doors away. I was supposed to take a shower, but I was just too damn tired. Naked, I fell onto the cot that served as my bed and let my eyelids close.
It was only a few moments later that a loud beeping noise interrupted my vacuous sleep. I growled, pushing a hand through my red hair that tickled the bottom of my ears. “What? Answer,” I yelled, turning onto my back. My cock flopped onto my thigh.
The artificial intelligence connected to the transmission at my order.
“Answer the fucking comm, Bray,” an angry, deep voice bellowed.
I groaned as I recognized it was Kamden. Of course, it would be him who called. Kamden was one of those guys that gays like me dreamed of. Muscular, tight ass, genuine friendly guy with a dominant streak. A chiseled jaw that was never clean-shaven. Unfortunately, in my case he was straight. “What.” I shouted the word, thinking about the frown he’d have on his handsome face.
“About time you answered. I’ve been trying to call you for five hours!”
Had I been in the virtual room for that long? I answered, “What’s up?” Speaking of up, I glanced down. Yup, Kamden always stirred my cock.
“Tell me you didn’t forget about the ceremony.” He sounded pissed.
“Of course not.” Whose? Oh right, the bonding ceremony was for my brother Ever and his man Rykna. I rolled my eyes.
“You have the rings still?”
“Do I look like an idiot?” No answer. “Stop nagging me like a mate. Unless you want to start something hot, sweaty, and naked.” I grinned.
Kamden remained silent.
“I’ll be there,” I muttered, sitting up in bed. “Glory Gardens, sunset, blah, blah, blah.”
“Don’t fuck up,” Kamden said quietly. His comment seemed to echo throughout the room, the very ship.
This one worried me a little bit. I can see the virtual reality portions of this book happening in real life, and sooner than we know it. We already see it with the newest generation and their complete disassociation with outside stimuli while texting, playing video games, etc.! In Handsome Sex Addict on Planet 9 we are introduced to Bray, the brother of Ever in Book 5. Bray has a problem, a huge problem, and not just the fact that his clothes burn off if he takes off his pendant like Ever’s clothes did in the previous book. Bray is a drug addict. He is heavily addicted to the drug Loxide, a drug which was mentioned in Book 5 as being “like five extra doses of adrenaline and an old earth drug called Viagra.” It allows recovery from an orgasm over and over and over until the drug is gone. Bray’s problem is he is addicted to both the drug and to sex. He spends hours at a time in a virtual sex room drugged out on Loxide. When the book opens he awakens in the virtual room with cum dripping from the ceiling, covering the walls, the floor and himself. His penis is rubbed raw and he aches all over…..but he thinks boy was it worth it. Bray falls asleep, only to be awoken by his friend Kamden on the comm. Bray has the rings for his brother Ever and Rykna’s bonding ceremony. After promising to get cleaned up to head out for the ceremony, he thinks that maybe a couple quick orgasms wouldn’t hurt and would help take the edge off before he went to the ceremony. Next thing he knows Kamden is in the virtual room, dragging him out. He has been in there the entire day and missed the bonding ceremony completely. Kamden forces him to face the fact that he is hopelessly addicted and needs to get off the drug. They take off into space to let Bray detox, but after being fired on by pirates, they crash onto a Planet 9. Planet 9 refers to a planet that is almost finished with terraforming, but not yet ready for human occupation. What will happen to them, as the planet is still evolving, and uninhabited? What will Bray think when he discovers that his best friend, who he has known and lusted after for years is a partial cyborg? Will they get off the planet alive? Another great installment. I liked how in this book the author incorporated both drug addiction and sex addiction. Imagine, if you can, a virtual reality so complete that you could call up whatever your desires requested. It isn’t that far in the future. Will men ever leave home? (Since it will take internet porn to a whole new level!)
This was fabulous! I mean, Bray has steel balls...actual steel/cyborg balls. That’s a new concept. I like how the author tackled the addiction. They land on a planet that’s not completed it’s terraforming so there’s great adventure with the man on man romance. And believe me, there was some serious freaking hot sex. But there was also a really entertaining story, trying to survive, fighting the addiction, fires, suffocating, prison ships. So good! Handsome Hero on Planet Nine is an adventure story with hot sex and a very talented author.
And again James Cox got me hooked with his great sexy writing and awesome characters. The story is just great and easy to follow. The handsome characters are interesting and more than just an ordinary "c#m-machine". You just got hooked by sexy Bray and his all-time crush "Mr-Tall-sexy-and-straight" Kamden. While trying to help Bray to get over his addiction, their ship crashes on a planet that's still in terraforming progress. Will Bray get over his addiction and take the chance to change his life for the better? And will Kamden be a part of this new future? Like i said before, and love to repeat it again and again: James Cox is a synonym for flirty passionate and sexy kink to read about, that leaves some more than naughty ideas for your imagination! The passion between this handsome hunks is amazing and sizzling. And those kinky ideas...tsk...you never would imagine or expect anything particular so it's always a surprise what James Cox comes up with. I just say: Brays leather outfit!! Damn that was hot! Please give us more of such damn hot and sexy kink!!
Another great story by James. Filled with all things wonderful and naughty! Steamy scenes, great story line..all rolled up and tied with a bow..or should I say leather?
I wish I could give this higher then a 5 star rating! Anyone who can read this and not fall in love with James Cox's writing, should just stop reading altogether! This man is brilliant! I laughed through this book but also had my heartstrings tugged at while Bray battled through his addiction. OK....so in this installment, Bray is addicted to the drug Lox. His best friend Kamden is mortified when he finds out and resolves to help him kick the addiction. Bray of course, is also addicted to sex. While he loves to flirt and joke with his best friend, he knows Kamden is straight. When Bray's ship gets attacked, they are shipwrecked on a still forming planet. As Bray suffers from withdrawal, Kamden has some confessions. When he shows his "steel accessories", Bray can't help himself! In true James Cox fashion, he has given me some favorite lines! "Well I can honestly say I like your shiny balls" And Bray talking about his overheated sperm leaving a mark on his man of steel's stomach "Sort of like a hickey above his mickey" Love this man! Love his books!
Had a bad day? Read this book. Feeling a bit down? Read this book. It will bring lightness to the darkest day, it was a joy to read from start to finish. What can I say without giving anything away? Well, for a start, I've always associated silver balls with Christmas Trees - not anymore! - boy am I going to have a problem this Christmas (thank you so much Mr. Cox, I may never recover!). What I really like about this author's books, is that his personality is stamped all over them, it was just like having a face-to-face conversation with him, it makes the reading of his books so intimate. The whole book was filled with magnificent one-liners that were true gems - "sort of a hickey above his mickey", "hello steel rod of pleasure" and there's so many more, I didn't want the book to end. It was sexy and at times, down right dirty, but there was romance as well "and let me tell it like it is - when you admit to love and the person loves you back, the world feels complete" - beautiful, just beautiful. Straight 5* from me!