My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book started with a slow and slightly confusing opening chapter but got better and better once Gael got off the original planet and hitched his destiny with Bram.
It wouldn’t have felt out of place for this narrative to have been a plot in an episode of Star Trek or perhaps Stargate – there was a very cinematic feel to the book and I had very clear visuals of both characters and setting.
There’s lots of slow and steady relationship growth too, nothing felt hurried or out of place, Gael and Bram were wonderfully realised characters who fit together well.
It’s a relatively low steam romance but there’s lots of genuine feelings and emotions on display.
The sci-fi was done well, the tensions arising from the planet’s elemental weather systems were enough to keep my interest throughout. The side plot came a bit out of left field and I’m not sure whether or not it was truly needed tbh, but it was handled with skill in the execution.
Lovely epilogue too. I’d like to read more in this setting and I really liked most of the secondary characters.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.