Title: Darker Space
Author: Lisa Henry
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages/Word Count: 210 Pages
At a Glance: Overall, I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Reviewed By: JJ
Blurb: Brady Garrett is back on Earth. He’s living with his partner Cam and they’re raising his sister Lucy together. Life is better than some feral reffo from Kopa has any right to hope, and Brady knows it. He’s even grateful for it, most of the time. He loves Cam, even though he’s afraid that he’s not good enough for him, but he’s still having nightmares about the alien Faceless.
Cameron Rushton loved being a pilot once, and he still feels the pull of the starlight. He’s building a life with Brady now, and with Lucy. Life is good, even if it’s not without its complications. Both Brady and Cam are dealing with the endless cycle of interviews, tests, and questions that the military hierarchy hopes will reveal the secrets of the aliens who could very easily destroy humanity. They have each other though, and together they’re making it work.
But from out in the black, Kai-Ren is still watching and everything Brady and Cam think they’ve won, they stand to lose all over again.
Review: Darker Space starts shortly after the first book, Dark Space, left off. After surviving his ordeal in space, Brady has begun his new life with Cam. They are safe on Earth, and they’re raising Brady’s sister. Despite everything that has gone well for him, Brady despises being treated like a lowlife enlisted soldier. The military continues to bring him down, and Brady feels as if he and Cam are being treated like lab rats. After getting into trouble for insubordination, things start happening to Brady that freak him out. He is once again afraid of the faceless, and this new change catches the attention of his command. Their happy life on earth is jeopardized as they find themselves in danger once again.
I was so happy to find out that this book was a continuation of Deep Space and not just a story within the same universe. I liked seeing Brady and Cam together again. Though their relationship appeared to be on the rocks for most of the book, they always resolve things since they can never stay angry with one another. I especially love Brady’s character. Even though he’s such a troublemaker and smartass, he always melts and becomes submissive in Cam’s arms. When they come together it’s truly a beautiful thing.
The only aspect of this book that I wasn’t fond of was Brady’s endless discontent and depression; however, it fit with the story. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I recommend Darker Space to anyone who loves m/m sci-fi, dark fantasy, and m/m erotic romance.
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