It's been a while since I've read a story that stayed with me. When I Fall is the sequel to An Uncommon Whore. In the first story, we are introduced to Helio Dayspring and Griffin Hawkes. When their planet was invaded, Helio was captured and sold into sexual slavery. Captain Griffin Hawkes has search for his king for years and has finally found him. This story opens as they struggle to make a new home. King Helio has been leading his people in the monumental task of colonizing their new planet. As they petition for membership in the International Coalition of Planets, Lio and Grif face dangers from within and without.
The first story in this series was a creative and entertaining read but this one is so much more. Told entirely from Grif's point of view, we follow both men as they work through their fears and grief. It's often a poignant and heartbreaking story. The complex plot will keep your interest with intriguing interstellar species and tense political overtones. The sexual connection between Lio and Grif is incredible. Their whole beings are involved when they come together. It's also very, very hot. I'll admit that I'm a fan of Ms. McBride but I feel this surpasses all her previous work. Well-done erotic scifi is hard to come by but this book is simply one of the best I've ever read. This story is Highly Recommended if m/m or sci-fi is your thing. I hope that Markus' story is next and I'll be eagerly waiting for it.
As king, Helios Dayspring is desperate to secure the future of his people and their new homeworld. His lost memories are slowly returning, bringing with them danger and betrayal.
As the king’s consort, Griffin Hawke wrestles with growing isolation from his lover. When Helios’s secrets begin to come to light, Griffin finds that he barely recognizes him anymore. And Griffin is haunted by his own secrets, nightmares that bring torture and death in his sleep.
Surrounded by enemies and allies, seductive aliens and dangerous operatives, Helios and Griffin find themselves tested to their physical and moral limits. Not knowing who to trust, they can only turn to each other.
Will you be there to catch me when I fall?
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices, violence.