This was a really interesting world the author created. It is set in the future and it is now illegal for people to touch each other skin to skin. Everyone wears full body suits and gloves. Procreation is done in labs and people are allotted orgasms by the government. Keith works as a technician at one of the government labs. He is attracted to one of his clients, Adien, but he is unwilling to admit it to himself.
Adien comes to the center to keep the government from being suspicious of his behavior but he is also very involved in the illegal, underground sex clubs. In this clubs people touch each other the old fashioned way. Skin to skin sex. Aiden is attracted to Keith and eventually asks him to join him in a club. Once Keith experiences what this is like he cannot go back. The two men are now trying to maintain an illegal relationship that they have to hide from the government. Keith is both terrified and exhilarated.
I thought the plot of the story was really unique and the steamy scenes were really hot. The story moved at a fast pace and was entertaining. My only complaint was that due to the world they lived in the guys were not together often and I had a hard time feeling the emotions between these guys. They had to sacrifice a lot to be with each other but I never felt how they were feeling. I was just told they cared deeply for each other. I didn't see it developed. Overall though I enjoyed the story and if you like are looking for something outside the box this book is a good option.
Skin to skin contact is illegal. Sex? A felony. Insulated suits and gloves keep people from even the most platonic touches. Citizens line up in droves at simhouses for their rationed, prescribed orgasms in virtual reality machines.
Keith Borden has worked in a simhouse for years, and he's never been tempted to break the strict no-contact laws...until Aiden Maxwell comes along. The attractive and dangerously flirtatious patient invites him into the seedy underground where people engage in real, wireless sex. Though Keith stands to lose his career and his freedom, he's curious and Aiden is irresistible.
From the moment he sets foot in the wireless lounge, Keith is in a world of flesh and fantasy. He's hooked. On the sex, on the atmosphere, and most of all, on Aiden.
Years of keeping everyone in his world at arm's length have left Keith craving a human touch, and Aiden offers all the contact--scorching sex, gentle affection, and everything in between--Keith can handle. That is, until an unexpected act of betrayal throws Keith's world into chaos, and he finds himself more alone than he ever imagined possible...