A past that won’t let go…
After losing his job, Chase Sarim finds himself living in a shit hole apartment. His new neighbor calls himself Seven, wears aluminum hats and carries around a ceramic rooster. He also seems to know what Chase is going to do or say before it happens, and talks about people named, Nine, Three, and Four.
Chase knows better than to get involved with someone like that.
But some men are just to hot too resist.
A future of fear…
Seven has been running for his life ever since he escaped Sub-Floor. In order to elude those hunting him he can never have a home, never have friends…and love? It’s nothing but a weakness that can be used against him.
Hiding had become a way of life. Until Chase.
Greed, power, and corruption…
Dr. David Stone knows Seven has a secret. Why else would his colleague, Dr. Radcliff, help Seven escape Sub-Floor?
It wasn’t the loss of a defective precog that bothered Stone, it was the fact Radcliff was willing to die to keep Stone from knowing why he did it. Or better yet, how.
Two men, one love, brought together by a series of impossible circumstances and destined by fate for an entangled future.
But maybe fate has nothing to do with it.
Author: Adrienne Wilder
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The First Three Rules, Rule Four and Five, The Final Rule, Complementary Colors
Series: The Others Project
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Thirteen Part One, Thirteen Part 2
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: September 23, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance, Sci Fi Romance
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Readers step into this story while Chase is having what he believes to be a bad day. The bad day snowballs into a week, and things really pick up momentum when the crap just keeps on getting dumped on him. He loses his job, nice condo, has someone wrongfully accuse him of something, and the hits keep on. There is a bright side to all this, one he won’t see, eventually he’ll realize so much more than he ever thought was possible was actually aligning the necessary pieces that happens to be his new life.
Seven knows he needs to keep to himself and ignore the new neighbor. He has done well about distancing himself from others. The Spock ears and tin foil hat usually keep others from approaching him. There is just something that drives Seven towards Chase. Seven knows that trouble will catch up to him if he doesn’t stick to his routine. That type of trouble is one that is hard to stay ahead of. He only wants the one thing that has been withheld from him all his life, to touch and feel.
Oh my. There is something about Seven. He will stay with you long after you have finished the book. Seven and other Others have escaped from a hell. They run, they keep to themselves, and they never connect to other people. Seven risks so much with Chase. His wanting to touch Chase and to be held was so heartwarming and heartbreaking. Chase and his opinions on Seven are funny. Seven presents himself a certain way, to keep people distant. Chase is immediately notices how attractive his neighbor is. Chase also notices how Seven’s honesty about the crazy while comforting is still unsettling.
I have a favorite type of character. It’s the master manipulator. I LOVED Nine. I don’t care whether the master manipulator is the protagonist, secondary character, some nameless random that barely has a role. I just love them and what they bring to the book. I love that character who you never know if they are good, evil, or out to see their own needs met. Nine was very well done. He was an incredible addition to this tale.