Series: 2013 Daily Dose: Make a Play
Author: Lee Comyn
Genre: MM Science Fiction
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1st, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Fin and his racing team came to the asteroid belt to maintain their reputation as the best of the best. Fin’s race starts out easy: his biggest rival is flying like an idiot, and Fin is confidently moving toward the win. The only interesting bit is a newbie named Sean who plays with his life by cutting too close to every asteroid—and against all logic, he’s pulling it off. Then Fin takes a chance, making a decision that will change his racing and flirting forever. Can Fin come to terms with his choice and match his vector to Sean’s, or will pride rule out racing toward a future together?
Review: Ah. now this story was fun. Spaceship racing along the Milky Way? Hell yeah, sign me up for that. But, when you put in there a sexy and cocky devil named Fin, a whole team with witty characters backing him up and a drop-dead gorgeous Sean driving Fin crazy and yeah, you have a very nice short story to indulge for your evening.
Fin has been for years the top racer. The first, never to lose a game, unless someone actually sabotages his ship. His racing team is his family and the week starts beautifully with his baby sister breaking records, only to be bested by a new guy in town who is absolutely stunning and claims his attention for the night.
A lovely hook up indeed and in this world I was glad to see there was no mention of difficulty for same-sex pairings. It appeared to be as natural for people as hetero pairs are and it was invigorating, escapism at its best.
After a great night with his stranger stud and a promise for more, Fin is ready to win his race. But, things just start not looking good when a new guy shows up and cuts the asteroids and debris around them as if he had no care in the world. Lucky overconfident newbie or cheating? Because there is no way in hell Fin is admitting defeat.
Yeah it was a fun, fun read. All the descriptions of the race, all the descriptions of the spaceship and surrounding environment, plus the lovely story and very acceptable ending, it was a most enjoyable story for me. If only it went on. *sigh*
So if you love science fiction books grab this, totally recommended.