Gravitational Attraction
by Angel Martinez

Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Action & Adventure, Erotic, Science Fiction
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Lisa

A mysterious distress call draws the crew of the Hermes to what appears to be an empty, drifting ship. Empty that is, except for the blood and gore-spattered corridors and one lone survivor locked in a holding cell. Drawn to the handsome, traumatized man, the crew's comm officer, Isaac Ozawa, makes Turk his personal responsibility, offering him the kindness and warmth he needs after the horror he experienced. Turk longs for Isaac, a desperate, hopeless ache he knows he'll always carry with him. But Turk harbors dangerous secrets, his brain a military experiment gone wrong. When an amoral, power-hungry admiral kidnaps Isaac and uses him to convince Turk to become the cataclysmic weapon he's hungered for, it will take Turk's strength, the ingenuity of the Hermes crew, the help of the enigmatic Drak'tar, and Isaac's own stubborn will to save them.


The Hermes comes across what appears to be an abandoned ship and sends in a small team to investigate. Communications officer Isaac Ozawa and the others are horrified to discover the grisly remains of the entire crew and one lone survivor in a lockdown cell. They decide to take their guest, a Corzin warrior called Turk to his overdue meeting on a space station with an officer of the mighty ESTO or Eridani Sector Treaty Organization.


Half crazed from 2 weeks aboard the dead ship Turk is nonetheless drawn to the kindness and curiosity Isaac shows him. Before long the feelings are reciprocated and Isaac is falling for the big, blonde Corzin. Turk worries that the information he carries could prove dangerous to anyone close, but he cannot deny Isaac is the one for him.


On arrival Turk learns that the admiral he trusted is being supplanted by another who does not have the Corzin’s best interests at heart. From that moment on everything begins to go wrong and every aspect of Turk’s life is threatened from his lover to his own homeland. No one will be safe from a power hungry admiral unless Turk’s secrets are set free.


Gravitational Attraction is a suspenseful drama equally balanced with a passionate romance. Exceptional from start to finish, Gravitational Attraction does not disappoint. The characters, from Isaac to Turk, and the rest of the cast play their roles perfectly, each a standout at the right moment. The lovers stand strong, yet show such tenderness at times of crisis they seem alive. Gravitational Attraction is a sci-fi love story that you will want to read again and again. I Joyfully Recommend Gravitational Attraction. I never wanted it to end.


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