RELEASE DATE: October 18th, 2016
BLURB: Twenty years after the Outlaw MC series, their children may not know the cost of war but they will know terror when Mars starts to reject humanity.
President of the Outlaw MC of Mars has a son—one that matches his temperament and the ability to find himself in trouble. Arie likes the notoriety a biker club offers, but being the oldest son of a founding member are big shoes to fill. When a quake makes the sleepy city on Mars rumble, Arie and his best friend Kavin are drinking in an off-limits spaceship. An unexpected kiss, followed by the quake, makes for one hell of a mistake. They take off without any ability to control the ship. Their destination? Earth.
There’s a lack of clothing, earth animals, and a growing relationship that leaves Arie confused about his future, but none of that compares to the dangers. Arie must now face a beast that nearly killed his father, and a love he never saw coming.
James Cox can do no wrong in my eyes, I love his books. I dubbed him The Cox some time ago because he is simply King of the Cocks – he owns it. And this book proved it beyond doubt. Now I must admit that I was a bit surprised when he announced a follow-on from his marvellous Outlaw MC Series – I wasn’t sure where he was going to take it?
Well, he’s taken it to the next generation and Earth! And do you want to know a secret? I think it has the potential to be even better than the first Series and that’s saying something. Of course the dad’s are still featuring, but it was kinda sad to see them getting old – but having said that, they may be ageing, but still ready to ride to the rescue, or in this case, fly to the rescue. But this is Arie, Kavin’s and the dreaded octopus monster story. It starts with Arie and Kavin (his best friend) messing about together on Mars when the ground starts to shake and they end up on their way to Earth in the spaceship they were drinking on. Not a bad thing you might say, but Earth has long been abandoned and Arie’s father was imprisoned there and nearly died. Plus there may be the added problem of the flesh eating octopus monster that be may lurking around and with no one left of earth, it’s either dead or ravenously hungry…….. On a pretty uneventful landing, both Arie and Kavin are amazed and impressed with Earth. Unlike Mars, it is luscious green and even has rain! Its not so bad, they just have to wait to be rescued and still have some booze left, so why not have some? And we all know what happens when we have a few drinks, maybe a little scared even and then one thing leads to another, which ends up with a kiss…. Now Arie has no problems with kissing, he does it all the time, he’s definitely a love em’ and leave em’ with no next time, kinda guy. With girls. Never with men and especially not his best friend. He’s not Gay but he really enjoyed that kiss and wouldn’t mind a few more and if it leads to something else? He wouldn’t mind that either! So while he’s waiting to be rescued and sorting out his feelings over why he feels so protective over Kavin, the octopus monster suddenly decides that it’s hungry and Arie and Kavin would be the perfect meal!
Can they survive long enough to be rescued and will Arie “man up” and admit his true feelings for Kavin? In summing up, it was sexy fun throughout. I liked how it was told in Arie’s POV and James Cox has mastered this to perfection, the delivery and timing spot on and made it such a delight to read, so well done author. I need to read book 2 ASAP, as Mars has big problems and I think a evacuation to Earth maybe on the cards? Don’t know. But I want to see if I’m right. Highly, highly recommended.
5* Cox stars from me.