Title: Dark Space
Author: Lisa Henry
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages/Word Count: 229 Pages
At a Glance: I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves M/M Erotic Romance, Fantasy, and Scifi.
Reviewed By: JJ
Blurb: Brady Garrett needs to go home. He’s a conscripted recruit on Defender Three, one of a network of stations designed to protect the Earth from alien attack. He’s also angry, homesick, and afraid. If he doesn’t get home he’ll lose his family, but there’s no way back except in a body bag.
Cameron Rushton needs a heartbeat. Four years ago Cam was taken by the Faceless — the alien race that almost destroyed Earth. Now he’s back, and when the doctors make a mess of getting him out of stasis, Brady becomes his temporary human pacemaker. Except they’re sharing more than a heartbeat: they’re sharing thoughts, memories, and some very vivid dreams.
Not that Brady’s got time to worry about his growing attraction to another guy, especially the one guy in the universe who can read his mind. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just biochemistry and electrical impulses. It doesn’t change the truth: Brady’s alone in the universe.
Now the Faceless are coming and there’s nothing anyone can do. You can’t stop your nightmares. Cam says everyone will live, but Cam’s probably a traitor and a liar like the military thinks. But that’s okay. Guys like Brady don’t expect happy endings.
Review: Lisa Henry’s Dark Space begins when Brady Garrett, a medic on a space station, is called to the isolation unit to help with a special case. Cameron Rushton, a pilot who was captured by the Faceless four years back, has been found in a special biological suit. Brady is told he is there for moral purposes, but when things go wrong, Brady and Cameron end up forming a special bond—one in which Cameron’s life is dependent on Brady’s proximity. Brady isn’t fond of this bond, and his sexual dreams about men start to make him uncomfortable. He’s straight and has never thought of another guy in the way he’s thinking about Cameron. To complicate things, Cameron has been with the enemy for four years, and Brady learns things that make him believe their lives will be coming to an imminent end.
This book is amazing, heartfelt and erotic. The world building is fantastic, and the characters are very real. The way Brady struggles with his sexuality as he falls for Cameron is extremely hot too. I loved the special connection between Brady and Cameron, which allowed them to feel each other’s emotions and be inside one another’s heads to communicate.
Brady’s dilemma with his family was especially heartbreaking. I can’t imagine being stuck out in space with no way to return and take care of loved ones. There was so much impending doom in this story that I was sure the book was going to rip my heart out, so when I discovered that wasn’t going to be the case, I was overjoyed.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves M/M Erotic Romance, Fantasy, and Scifi.
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