You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo
You Sexy Thing is a brilliant new novel by Cat Rambo. The Nebula Award-winning author brings us a delightful space opera for food lovers, featuring a spaceship with a mind of its own and a crew of retired soldiers. As the book’s cover says, there is “no peace for old soldiers,” though they certainly search for it.
Nicolette Larsen retired from the Holy Hive Mind with the remnants of her multi-species military unit to a station at the far edge of the universe and invested their retirement funds into a restaurant named The Last Chance. While the restaurant had not been Nico’s idea, it had been a brilliant plan to escape the Holy Hive Mind while they could, and they had a talent for it. A food critic was coming to consider The Last Chance for a coveted Nikkelin Orb, which could only increase their profits.
Disaster during the critic’s dinner, however, meant fleeing the station with their restaurant guests. Nico and her crew take refuge in a sentient ship named You Sexy Thing, along with the mysterious food critic and another, more troublesome guest. The ship welcomes them warmly, but later informs them it is taking them to a prison planet and turning them over for attempting to steal it. Chaos ensues… with food.
Billed as Farscape meets The Great British Bakeoff, You Sexy Thing is a wild ride filled with twists and turns. It is so good I had to pre-order the audiobook version, too!
Advance Reading Copy provided by Macmillan-Tor/Forge via Netgalley at my request.
I also purchased the audiobook version for my collection via Audible.
Audiobook narrated by Vivienne Leheny