Jeritt Troy is a Scourge, a guardian tasked with patrolling cracks in time and righting the unspoken wrongs in history. His next task is a killer-not just for him, but for his husband and partner, Frost Ramsey, because Jeritt’s not just tracking a bad guy; he’s tracking his previous partner-his best friend. Brekin Creed is as deadly as he’s ever been, and when Jeritt finds himself both abandoned and stranded in time, he has only a handful of years to figure out what went wrong with Brekin and, in doing so, save Frost’s life. Is there time enough for Jeritt to save Frost, or will he be locked in the judgment of his mistakes for eternity? A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Daily Dose package “Time Is Eternity.”
This is a little space drama/time travel story involving a space police officer – in charge of fixing things in the future by travelling back in time and his partners (both life and on the force).
Jeritt and Brekin were partners until suddenly Brekin up and disappears. Now, with a new partner (who happens to also be his lover) Jeritt must find Brekin and bring him to justice.
What we don’t know is why Brekin disappeared. When Jeritt finds out, he has some tough decisions to make – including one that might end up with him having his arm permanently amputated.
In this short story we get two tales. One – in the future – between Jeritt and his lover Frost. It’s hot and full of Alpha moves and growly possession.
Second- Jeritt is on his own – making huge life changing decisions and waiting for the repurcussions.
It’s not a typical Mary Calmes story – I’m not sure I’ve seen anything else by her set in outer space – and it’s not my favorite of hers – but it makes you think. It also still provides that warm glowy feeling she’s so good at providing because Frost and Jeritt are so damn cute together. Like best friends who become lovers but still tease one another.
I loved their relationship, thought the twist/morality of the story was fascinating and though I’m not a big space opera fan, thought her take on futuristic time travel was interesting too.
4.5 of 5 stars
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