Book Reviews

Solar Storm (Bissari Confederation 2) by Simone Anderson at Resplendence Publishing

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-November-2012

Book Blurb

Baynebridge Cormack, youngest son of a high powered business man, leads a carefree and often reckless lifestyle. While on vacation with friends, the luxury starship they are riding on rips in half, separating Baynebridge from his friends and leaving him with life-threatening injuries, vulnerable to kidnappers and slavers.
Rogan, Captain and owner of the SkyHawk, takes the young man aboard when no other ship will, knowing the danger he’s in and trying to hide his whereabouts from those trying to force the Confederation’s political hand.
The two men fall in love against the odds, but can their love survive run-ins with saboteurs, kidnappers, and unexpected danger from within Baynebridge’s own family?

Book Review

This book is as much a space adventure as it is a story about a man finding his true purpose in life, where previously there was none. Yes, the cause of what Bayne gets thrown into may be sci-fi, and external, but the true battle, and the important changes, all take place internally. This book is a also a character study of a "spoilt little rich kid" being confronted with the facts of life, and a debilitating deterioration of his health, all of which he has to deal with. His growth is painful, the story twists and final solution intriguing, and the second main character is not without his faults. Both of them are definitely human, not perfect, and that made it an interesting read for me.

Baynebridge, who prefers to go by Bayne, may be the son of a rich industrialist of galactic proportions, but he has had a tough life emotionally. Never wanted, always made to feel inferior, he lives an empty life of travelling, parties, and getting drunk with friends. A solar flare changes his life. He is suddenly on his own, labeled a whore, and injured to the point of debilitation. That is when his true character emerges. He is a fighter, and not afraid to work. His path to self-confidence is not an easy one, but I was with him every step of the way.

Rogan, the captain of the ship that rescues Bayne, takes Baine aboard and when he realizes Bayne's life is in danger, he stands by him. As soon as his emotions get involved more complications are added since he is a jealous man, possessive, and easy to anger. The external danger from pirates and certain power factions trying to get their hands on Bayne so they blackmail his rich father prove easier to navigate than the internal battle against his own hot-headed reactions.

If you like sci-fi that is as much about the people and their cultures as the spaceships, if you enjoy reading about characters who truly go through hell (internal and external) before they get to their happy ending, and if you're looking for some cross-cultural differences to spice up the developing relationship, you will probably like this book as much as I did.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 157 pages/55763 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-November-2012
Price $4.99 ebook
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