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Sarhaan and his band of elite soldiers don't know what to make of Caleb when his little spaceship turns up on their viewscreen. Believing that he might be a spy, they bring the junior diplomat onto their stolen spaceship and question him.Caleb is no spy. He's come looking for Sarhaan's soldiers to help them clear their names of a crime they didn't commit. What he hadn't coSarhaan and his band of elite soldiers don't know what to make of Caleb when his little spaceship turns up on their viewscreen. Believing that he might be a spy, they bring the junior diplomat onto their stolen spaceship and question him.Caleb is no spy. He's come looking for Sarhaan's soldiers to help them clear their names of a crime they didn't commit. What he hadn't counted on was falling for the genetically enhanced Sarhaan, who seems to think Caleb is just a good time.Set against the backdrop of space and Doradus Station, a place where anything goes, Off-World is part mystery, part romance, and all heat!...

Title : Off World
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ISBN : 9781934166314
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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Off World Reviews

  • SheReadsALot
    2019-04-09 11:38

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  • Elisa Rolle
    2019-03-28 14:49

    Cal is a very young man, with a gentle soul and a fragile body who wants to discover who has brutally murdered his friend Daphne. The prime suspects of the crime is a crew of rogue soldiers who has stolen a starship and now is wondering on the universe. Cal steals a little navette and succeeded on find the crew: but they are very big and very hungry men who think he is a spy. And decide to captive him. Fortunately the man in command is Sarhaan, an afro-american hunk of man who happen to be very interested in Cal, and not because he could possibly be a spy: Sarhaan is very fascinating from this blond and innocent guy, who never has had sex cause sex between male is illegal on the earth. But now they are off world and Sarhaan, even if he thinks he is too unpolish and brutal for a guy like Cal, will not throw out the chance to have him. In this novel the sci-fiction elements are not the principal aspect of the story. And also the crime is an element not so delved. It is more a story of self-discovery: for Cal, who learns that sex with a man is not a crime and that his feelings are not perverse, and for Sarhaan, who learns how to love someone. Even if you can think that Sarhaan, with his body and his role of power, is the strong element of the pair, it is not total true: I can read in him feelings inedequacy and fears to lose who he loves, that decipt him like a big man with a tender soul.

  • ttg
    2019-04-19 11:55

    3.5-4 stars. An enjoyable m/m sci-fi romance adventure about a group of renegade military men who take upon a young runaway diplomatic official who is trying to solve the murder of his friend (and seeking out why the renegade group is being blamed.)I had a fun time reading this, but it didn't go as deep as I wished. I wish there was more development with Caleb's mystery over the murders (it ends pretty quickly at the end, and some important evidence is gathered off-scene and just "appears" during the reveal.) More about his impetus to seek out the soldiers (who were reported as killers before he met them) would have also been nice. The MCs had fun chemistry though. Their "ogle-vision" is on high, meaning most scenes when they're not directly interacting, they're staring and/or thinking about each other. It must be hard to get any work done on that spaceship since they're so distracted all the time! On the plus side, there was insta-attraction but no insta-love--everything developed over the story.Even though I wish there had been more depth to the story, it was still a fun book and the author's style is very readable. Recommended if you're looking to escape a few hours with some sci-fi adventure romance. I'm looking forward to checking out the sequel next.As a heads-up, you can get the e-book version from the publisher. Places like Amazon carry just the paperback.

  • Lily
    2019-04-19 15:37

    This is the first book in Ms Vaughan's Off World series and I really liked it. This futuristic sci-fi thriller, with it's great cast of characters, has a little bit of everything for a readers enjoyment. Set on a spaceship and then on a rough outpost world, it is full of action, adventure, a bit of political intrigue, some seriously hot sex and romance as well.Caleb Adams is a young junior diplomat out in space for the first time when he meets Sarhaan, a rogue soldier who at first thinks Caleb is a spy. The attraction between the two is intense and undeniable. There is plenty of interaction with other characters and the pace of the book flows very well.As with the other books I've read from this author, there are plenty of smoking hot intense sex scenes, yet we can still see the deeper feelings between Caleb and Sarhaan, as they go from being just lovers to being in love.This was a well written book that grabbed me from page one and I really enjoyed reading it.

  • Duane Colwell
    2019-04-04 15:41

    There was so much sex in this story, that there was barely room for the story. Definately not my thing.

  • Charly
    2019-03-21 19:56

    Ending is a bit rushed, but the romance is decentWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 7/10PROS: - The mystery plot is revealed slowly, a piece at a time, and almost every chapter ends with a little cliffhanger. I had a hard time putting the book down.- At first I was a little skeptical of the characters’ emotional attachment to each other, since they don’t have very many interactions where they seem to be connecting in any way other than physical. However, the physical attraction morphs into something deeper, so overall I thought the characters were a good fit by the end of the book.- I liked all the details about the fantasy setting that related to the real world. There are plenty of completely foreign concepts in the story, but there are also mentions about water being a luxury and “real wood” being almost unheard of that made the futuristic setting easier for me to relate to.- I’m always impressed when an author undertakes the creation of a foreign language. Vaughan doesn’t use Kush too often, and she keeps the sentences short, so that the impression of foreignness is achieved without becoming too overbearing for the reader.CONS:- The ending is rather cursory and thrown-together when compared to the process the characters go through to discover who the villain is. I was expecting much more of a showdown than I got at the end.- The descriptions, especially sexual, were a little over-the-top for me at times: some of them actually made me cringe (Sarhaan thinking of Caleb’s “rosebud mouth,” for example).- There are some repetitive phrases and a lot of typos that suggest pretty sloppy editing. Examples: “Whatever he’d been expecting, it wasn’t this”; “What he’d expected, he didn’t know, but it surely wasn’t this.” “Sarhaan’s face grew slowly larger. Until all he could see was darkness”; “Sarhaan’s face grew closer until it was all Cal could see.” In some instances, the grammatical mistakes are so bad that they render entire sentences almost incomprehensible: “Xuwicha’s had been report sounding generally positive until his voice trailed off.”Overall comments: This book reminds me of another sci-fi I read recently, Details of the Hunt: it has a well-formed fantasy world, a fairly sheltered human character who is thrust into a situation foreign to him, and very loving descriptions of the characters’ physical interactions. Sex is certainly a main focus of the story. There are several detailed scenes, and even when the characters are focused on resolving issues of the plot, they’re still thinking almost constantly about getting the other guy into bed.

  • ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
    2019-04-07 19:39

    3.4 StarsI seriously think I'm in one of my moods again because I should have loved this one and it only left me...meh. The futuristic/sci-fi aspects were just kinda glossed over without much detail, it didn't seem like there was enough relationship development to leapfrog into love and I didn't feel like we got to know Sarhaan and the rest of his crew very well. Also, that resolution felt super rushed; I'd have preferred some exposition on the whole of how they maneuvered that and I wanted to know how it all turned out for the boss. I just needed...more.The sex was smoking hot though. And of course I'm going to read the next one at some point because I need to know how these boys make a go of things. There was some mention of running cargo & passengers and yeah, that gives me Firefly Feels so I'm all in for that.

  • Martin Haye
    2019-04-05 16:38

    I've only read a few gay romances, and had been disappointed in the past. Initially I avoided those written by women (even though they're the vast majority) because I thought, "How could a woman really understand the gay male experience?" But I see now I've been silly. This book had a good plot, a nice romantic angle, and lots of hot lovin'. Now I think the more important factor is the writer and how well they write: this is hands-down the best romance I've read, and though I'm new to the genre it's a good sign. I'll be trying another by Stephanie Vaughan soon.

  • Soul
    2019-03-24 19:31

    interesting book. bit to much sex for me.

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    2019-04-01 14:43

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  • Maya
    2019-03-20 13:51

    4.5 Stars. I just finished rereading this book and I still love it.

  • Julia ♥Duncan♥
    2019-03-20 11:58

    I liked the romance in this. The plot, however, made ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE. Because of this, I thought the book dragged a lot at the beginning before the romance got up to speed.The plot, as far as I can tell:(view spoiler)[Cal is friends with a chick named Daphne. She's investigating the murder of some prostitutes. They all were killed with the same weapon, but with inconsistent entry and exit wounds. These murders are blamed on a group of renegade soldiers. Why? No idea whatsoever. I'm not even clear on why the soldiers are renegades. They stole a ship? Yes, but why did they need to steal the ship? No idea. Anyways, due to Daphne's findings and subsequent murder, Cal is convinced said soldiers are not the bad guys and finds them in space to get their help finding the actual bad guy. Insert wussy dream torture scene caused by Evil Soldier, a bunch of why-don't-you-trust-me, and a bunch of sex. Cal and soldiers land on asteroid. Completely random encounter with dude from soldiers' past reveals that some important Bad Guy is apparently killing prostitutes to cover up some sort of drug trial. Drug for what? No idea. How in the world convenient dude from past ended up on asteroid? No idea. Insert angst. Cal signs stupid contract. Contract is immediately forgotten about. Evil Soldier attacks Cal. Mutters nonsense about killing everyone. Cal KICKS THE ASS OF SUPER GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ELITE SOLDIER. WTF. Not so elite after all I guess. Evil Soldier is immediately forgotten about. Cal and soldiers somehow get video of Bad Guy having sex with boy. Broadcast it to Earth. Problem solved, murders forgotten about, book over (hide spoiler)]. I'm so confused! Why did this even try to have a plot if that's how it was going to turn out? I did like the romance, the plot just got in the way.

  • Anna
    2019-04-19 11:43

    I usually dislike books that takes place in space but I really liked this one. the story built slowly and it was hard to stop Reading. I liked that even though the MCs was attracted to each other they didn't fall in love straight away. I however fell in love with Sandy and therefor feel compelled to read the next book.What I didn't like that much was that I thought Cal was a little dense, especially when it came to the thing with Alex. I didn't really like the dialog during sex either but hey still an entertaining book.

  • Mara Ismine
    2019-04-05 17:51

    Setting a m/m romance in a future where being gay is once more illegal and a possible death sentence works surprisingly well, because off world those rules don't apply. I enjoyed the world building that went on behind the characters' interactions. The characters were nicely drawn, even the secondary characters were more than two dimensional. There were a lot of loose ends that I hope will feed into the sequel Off World 2: Sanctuary

  • K
    2019-03-21 17:44

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  • Snowtulip
    2019-04-16 18:54 wasn't bad, it wasn't great...just wasn't feeling it.

  • Eden Winters
    2019-03-23 14:41

    What? I never rated this book? Though I read it years ago, this sci-fi offering still stands out vividly in my mind. It's time for a re-read, I'm thinking.

  • Sair
    2019-04-17 19:44

    This was a re readGood story - entertainingI am sure I will read it again.

  • Ayanna
    2019-03-29 13:55