Title: Thirteen Part One
Book Two (part one) of the Other's Project.
Quinn Farlin’s life just went from the frying pan into the fire.
All because he made one stupid mistake: he fell in love. Then he was left behind by the love of his life as payment for her freedom. Now Quinn lives as a slave to the Kent Family Empire; counterfeiting, money, paintings, rare coins, and anything else to keep his knees intact and his heart beating.
There seems to be no way out until one night a fireball falls from the sky and a mysterious voice on the phone saves his life. All the stranger asks in return is help for friend.
A friend with scars down his spine. A tattoo of the number 13 on the back of his neck. A friend who upon meeting Quinn can read his mind and watches him with adoration.
And while Quinn is convinced he’s still in love with the woman who left him, his heart has other plans.
Now it’s just a matter of staying alive; a task easier said than done, since nothing is what it seems to be, and the world he’s always known just fell down the rabbit hole.
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: Seven, Thirteen Part 2
Published: May 2, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance, Sci Fi Romance
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Thirteen was a little difficult for me to get into. I read Seven the first book in The Others Project in September of 2013. At nearly three years later I probably should have reread the first book before jumping into the second book. I did however catch up and catch on to how Thirteen found himself in a place to cross paths with Quinn. Not many of the events from Seven are rehashed in the second instalment so I do highly recommend reading book one before book two and with the ending of book two I recommend reading book three immediately after. So buy and read all three books at the same time and due to the fact that by the time this review posts (or close to it) all three will be available for purchase it just makes sense to read them all at once.
Thirteen (the book (and the guy)) has been created in two parts. The first part of the book is mostly building a foundation for Thirteen and Quinn. There’s not a lot of romance between them in the sense of them interacting, getting to know one another, and inevitably falling in love. The other Other’s are working on helping Thirteen live outside of Sub Floor (the lab) and that means getting him connected to his Center (Quinn) which is what all this set up is about. The importance of a Center is covered completely in Seven but enough of it is described here to get you to fully understand the importance of one.
At the opening of Thirteen Quinn has one important objective in life. He must keep his employer happy to remain breathing. His talents as an artist led an unsavory person into his life and that person has forced his corporation. While Quinn would love to live his own life he does not have that option. His hand is forced even more when my favorite master manipulator (Nine) gets Quinn on the phone to help with just a small favor. The deeper Quinn goes down the rabbit hole that is the Others Project the more he wants out, out of it all.
Wilder has certainly created a complex world here. The sci fi portion of this series is intriguing and full of surprises. The story is told in a way where it all comes together and works for this world. The human element to the Others life is where the tragedy comes in. These men have been treated as nothing more than lab rats their whole lives. As a reader the only thing you want is for them to live a happy life. That is the number one reason I can’t wait to dive into the second part of Thirteen. I want to see him thrive as more than a scientific experiment. I want to get to his love story, his happily ever after.