Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Zach Harleigh was a baby when the aliens arrived. He doesn’t remember much about those months, except his parents fighting and his dad leaving. His father died, destroying the aliens, and his mother died when Zach graduated from medical school. He’s alone in the world and working hard to get his career going leaves no time for any kind of relationship.
One night, a beautiful man is brought into the ER. Raven Sanderson has been severely beaten and seems unsocialized. Raven and Zach hit it off when Zach takes over his care. Raven can’t speak but writes notes to Zach, letting him know the man is in the city to find his sister.
Zach agrees to help Raven and discovers a world he never knew existed. A world full of alien creatures that read minds and heal with a simple touch. He realizes there is more to the world around him, and the aliens he thought were destroyed weren’t. Their offspring walk among us.
Zach has always been interested in the aliens that were around when he was a baby, but never thought he would actually see one as they were said to have all been killed. He doesn’t hate them, far from it, he has spent a lot of time researching and trying to find the truth. When he meets Raven he is fascinated with him and wants to do anything he can to help him.
Raven is intrigued by the intriguing doctor, but doesn’t want to get anyone involved in his mission, let alone he isn’t sure about trusting a human. He quickly learns there are a lot of layers underneath the surface and nothing about the doctor is quite what it seems at the beginning. Both of these characters have been longing for someone to love and someone they can let into their lives without reservation.
We see how open Zach is to Raven, even showing him things that he has never shown anyone else. Raven is so reserved at the beginning, but eventually opens up and really begins to hope for a future with Zach and his people. I loved seeing them fight together to overcome the things standing in their way to get Raven’s sister and then for their future.
The cover art by Posh Gosh is wonderful and perfect for this story.
ebook, 168 pages
Publication: February 7, 2017 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English