It might take the arrival of an alien being to remind an isolated man what it means to be human.
With a stressful job, his boss breathing down his neck for profitable results, and an estranged wife and daughter, scientist Kurt Lomax doesn’t think life can get much harder. Until a nonbinary extraterrestrial with an otherworldly beauty, captivating elegance, and a wicked sense of humor inconveniently shows up at his apartment.
Vardam watched the destruction of their own world, and they don’t want to see the same thing happen on Earth. They are lonely, and feelings soon develop between them and the supposedly straight scientist—feelings Kurt reciprocates, much to his confusion.
The arrival of cheery interpreter Tom Soames—whose Goth appearance belies a gentle heart—is like a ray of sunshine in the somber lab. He acts as matchmaker for man and tentacled extraterrestrial, unwittingly instigating a national crisis when the news breaks out.
But will a misunderstanding ruin Kurt and Vardam’s chances for happiness together—along with the hope for peace between humanity and the Var?
- 2 To Be Read lists
Publisher: DSP Publications
Pairings: Includes NB
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Non Binary, Questioning, Straight
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Cultural Differences, Find Love and Come Out, Hurt / Comfort, Mpreg
Word Count: 96000
Setting: United Kingdom
Languages Available: English