I'm a writer. I write m/m erotica. Kind of dark stuff, even though in real life I like rainbows and puppies and kittens. Not all at once though. That would be overwhelming.
Holy crap. This book!
THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME!
And I will write a review tomorrow when it is not 1.30 in the morning and I stayed up late to finish THIS BOOK. Because I mentioned it's awesome, right?
Okay, so I've had a day to regroup and reevaluate a bit. I still love this book but I'm dropping down a star because I didn't really feel the ending. Anderson's breakdown and recovery felt kind of rote. It's probably an awful thing to say but I really would have liked a more violent reaction from Anderson. We kept getting told that Alpha was a part of him, but Anderson never felt that Alpha-ish.
Speaking of Alpha, I would have also loved to see more of him, not in flashback or on film but interacting with "real" people at the station.
The best thing about this book were the holograms. Absolutely fascinating! I was more upset about their deaths than Anderson's family.
Anderson was a great character, as were his holograms. I wasn't as invested in CJ, but I liked that he was by no means a perfect hero.
I wasn't too fond of the amount of crying CJ and Cassie did. Hey, I can cry because I'm the reader, but you guys are supposed to be mental health professionals. You see fucked up shit everyday. Maybe not as totally fucked up as Anderson, but you've got to have some sort of armour on.
These are all nitpicking details. Frankly I'm judging this book to a higher standard because it is a really great book. The premise is fantastic and the world building is phenomenal.
Read this book!