Restricted || eARC Review

Title: Restricted
Author: A.C. Thomas
Series/Number: The Verge #1
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Age: Adult
Page Count: 213
Publication Date: November 2, 2020
Publisher: NineStar Press
Themes: Space, MM Romance, Exploration, Self-discovery,

Synopsis:

Rugged Orin and aristocratic Ari work together to navigate the lawless areas of space beyond the Verge to find Ari’s missing brother, soon discovering that they work well together in all areas. Their immediate and intense attraction to one another is an obstacle to their plans that neither saw coming. More than sparks will fly when they break through the force field and enter restricted space, all alone together for the perilous journey, leaving barriers to their growing attachment far behind.

In their search across the stars, can two desperate men find their home in one another? 

Hello. Hi. I devoured this book. Like literally wanted to finish it in one sitting and only couldn’t because I needed to sleep. From the very beginning of this book I was hooked. The banter between Ari and Orin was incredible. It was the kind of book where you are just anxiously waiting for them to get together.

Aside from the romance and tension between Ari and Orin the plot was super interesting. The story revolves around the search to find Ari’s brother and I really loved the space road trip that Orin and Ari go on. The places they stop and people they meet are interesting and the plot actually has weight to the story.

Overall, if you want a steamy romance set in space I highly recommend this one.

Rating: 5/5 stars

SLIGHT SPOILER WARNING: One thing I loved about this story was how sexuality was represented. Orin’s sexuality is basically explained as “he just likes people” and I found that so refreshing. Labels were not used in the book, but Orin’s explanation of his sexuality made me feel so incredibly seen. I would interpret him as pansexual and that is not a representation I see often. So I absolutely enjoyed that.

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