Alex has been asleep for about a hundred years when he wakes up on his crashed inter-galactic ship. The ship is supposed to be bringing colonists to a new world, one that is viable and ready to be populated by humans. Earth was running out of time, so ships were dispatched with a variety of people on board.
When Alex wakes up…most of the people on his ship have been killed because of a malfunction. His best friend and the woman who encouraged Alex to ship out despite his being gay (apparently gay colonists weren’t accepted) is one of the victims.
He’s alone. For a terrifying few minutes, Alex struggles to regain movement in his limbs and find out if he really is the only human left alive.
Fortunately, Luke Belka is also alive. He’s command trained and takes Alex under his wing immediately. Even once they find out that they truly are the only two remaining souls alive on their ship, Luke follows procedure and begins to set up a rudimentary camp. He’s the one who maintains hope and helps to keep Alex focus.
As time passes, Alex explores and begins to suspect there is no one else coming to assist them. While Luca continues to focus on building the communications array, Alex develops feelings for his crewmate. Luckily enough, those feelings are reciprocated although Alex finds himself questioning whether it’s more about convenience than emotion.
This book was too short! I would have loved to have read more about the relationship between these two men. It was an emotional roller coaster, and I feel as though the author – given enough pages – could have really explored that. Great idea! Loved the world that was created and the simmering passion between the two men.
Give it a go if you are looking for a quick read…m/m romance!
I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.