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Review: Close Quarters – Juna Jay

Close Quarters - Juna Jay

Genre: Sci-Fi, Space Opera, Romance, Omegaverse

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild

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About The Book

This spaceship isn’t big enough for two broken hearts.

Dapper and determined Ketis has never quite gotten over the abrupt end of his first love affair. Sick of running into his stupidly handsome ex-alpha in every damn corridor of Debera Palace, he agrees to travel halfway across the galaxy to the capital of the Drualian Empire. That should be far enough to forget Soran, right?


Two years ago, fiercely protective Deputy Captain Soran Anstone failed his precious, brilliant Ketis in the hour he needed him the most. Unable to face the omega he doesn’t deserve to love, he jumps at the chance to lead a new security team, even if losing Ketis again hurts more than leaving the only planet he’s ever known.

Their surprise reunion aboard HMS Descant is unexpectedly intimate, but with Soran consumed by guilt and Ketis convinced that the alpha doesn’t care, neither can see that the flame between them is blazing brighter than ever. Then the ship is plunged into darkness, and the pair must track down a would-be assassin—and find their way back to each other—before interstellar peace is shattered forever.

Close Quarters is a 26k second-chance romance featuring mutual pining and lethal danger on a spaceship. While mpreg exists in this world, there is no pregnancy or birth in this book.

The Review

An omega, Ketis Amberfields, and an alpha, Soran Anstone, were madly in love until two years ago, when Soran was not there during Ketis’ heat.

Ketis realized why he wasn’t there and was just taking a few days to come to himself, and Soran assumed that meant that Ketis hated him for failing to be there when he needed him. Ketis forgave his alpha, but his alpha has not been able to forgive himself, and has been living with the guilt all these years.

Ketis has been appointed the political aide to Prince Ivars, who is on his way to a distant planet where he will be married. He knows he will be gone for a long time, but it will eliminate the constant fear of bumping into Soran and reliving the past two years of constant pain seeing him brings.

Meanwhile, Soran has been appointed Deputy Captain of the Debera Palace Guard, and seeing Ketis reminds him of how he failed him. Although he loves him, he knows Ketis deserves better.

Soran and Ketis are in for quite a surprise because they have both been assigned to protect the prince, which puts the two of them in constant contact with each other. They try to keep their feelings for each other under wraps until an assassination attempt against the prince and an injury to Ketis change everything.

Working together to find the assassin, it becomes impossible for them to keep what happened two years abeforego from coming to the surface.

This book was quite confusing at times, but I really enjoyed the relationship between Ketis and Soran. 

The Reviewer

I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York. 

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