Title: Throwaway Mate
Author: Ellen Cross
Genre: Science Fiction (soft)
Length: Novella (63 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (April 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: One man’s trash is another man’s destiny.
Aiden is the black sheep of his family. Of course, always being covered in grease hasn’t helped, but put anything mechanically broken into his hands and he can fix it. His cold-hearted parents have lived off his talent for years, but apparently, it wasn’t enough.
They sell Aiden to slavers and plan to use the funds to buy themselves a life of high social standing within the city. Dumped on a refuse recycling planet along with other enslaved women and children, Aiden uses his talent to transform an ancient wreck of a cargo transport into their escape plan. His plan would have gone off without a hitch, if he hadn’t been shot in the escape. Bleeding, dying, Aiden locks himself into the cockpit of the ship the second help arrives and aids their landing, knowing that unlike the other slaves who have eager families to return to, he has no one. It’s just better if he fades away from this existence.
Jaylon lost all hope of love years ago, when his intended killed herself on the morning of their wedding, rather than face him over her betrayal. Now, as a medic, he has no time to think of what could have been, until a hunk of metal posing as a ship literally falls from the sky.
When Jaylon breaks down the cockpit door to the sight of a pale, skinny, yet breathtaking man, bleeding out on the floor, he has to wonder if fate has sent him a second chance at a future, or if it is just reopening an old wound and pouring salt onto it.
Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Throwaway-Mate/
Review: Now this was an amazing story that I found not only interesting but left me wanting more. One knows that families do not always look-alike but with the way this family is one would want to just shoot them. This story has a pretty good twist to it that I think everyone will find interesting, although it left me hanging in the end. I wanted to know how Jaylon reacts to Aiden’s news. I had a blast reading this story.
Aiden’s family is one of those types that you would love to just put to death. It is just his parents. His siblings are great with him. However he is so very different from them. He is so much smaller and you soon learn a great secret once you start reading. He had been sold and ended up saving several children and four women. It had almost cost him his life. However once Jaylon sees him there is no way he is letting him go.
I loved the ending, talk about pay backs. I would definitely recommend reading this. It has great characters and a story that will draw you in and keep you captivated. It is too short for me but I hope that it is just the start and that there will be a second book to this story.
I loved it and look forward to reading more by this amazing author.
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