Book: Love in Retrograde
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: May 11, 2016
Length: 76 pages~ Novella
Reviewed by Meredith
Enthusiastic, play-it-safe Kelly Sutton is an American intern at the Photonic Royal Society in New London. He’s been working on Project Mars for over a year, a mission kept so secret by the Society even Kelly doesn’t know exactly what it is. What Kelly does know is his contribution to the task will benefit mankind, and that’s enough for him.
Kelly’s world turns upside down when concerns over his mentor's behavior lead Kelly to investigate and stumble upon a wicked truth. What is supposed to be a project to advance human life turns out to be an endeavor capable of mass destruction. The terrifying reality forces Kelly to choose between looking the other way to keep his job, as he’s always done, or risking his career and even his life to do the right thing by saving the man who’s captured his heart.
This was a sweet and creative novella by author Charlie Cochet. I’ve read many of Charlie’s books and I’m always left feeling happy and entertained.
Love in Retrograde is a little sci-fi meets real life. The concept isn’t far off of a world that someday will be real. Kelly is an intern, and Mars is… well Mars is special. I loved Mars’s innocence mixed in with his understanding and what he’s been taught.
Great small ensemble with this story. I referred to them in my head as Kelly and Mars’ team lol. I really thought they were perfect in this story and gave it that extra something.
Like all of Charlie’s books I was sad to see it end. This is the downfall to novellas. I always want more more more!
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