I have to admit that this was a bit of a first for me. I never read an erotic space opera before. Heck, I don't think I ever heard of one until I saw the title.
So as I mention in my review, the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal has spread to essentially everywhere and as we learn more, the more disturbing the allegations become. And we're seeing a lot of 'play or don't get paid' situations, where a person has to accept harassment or assault in order to continue working at their job. This story has bits of that and it's hard to get turned on when you know the real implications behind the scenario. You'd figure we as a culture would grow out of this thing by the future of the book, but as you read, you see people barely above water- literally and figuratively. Gender equality takes a backside in this darkly erotic tale.
I mention the Society Moves On trope. If you're curious about other examples of works where the scenes no longer seem OK to read because the world turned after the book was written, I include the link to TV Tropes. Enter if you dare...
Because this was an erotic fiction, I decided to do an erotic voice. A pity the bass wasn't stronger for my voice. I thought there was a clipping issue. But I don't have the sexy baritone of Keith Sweat, or for the matter, Keith Richards.