Taro Hibiki knows just how lucky he is. Once an orphaned pickpocket and hustler, now he’s the adopted little brother of Eve Marcori, a Marine turned freighter pilot. In four years on Eve's ship, he has learned piloting, martial arts, engineering, first aid—at sixteen Taro is ready for anything. Anything but telling the truth he fears would lose him his cherished family.
Rafe Ballard may just be the other thing he can’t handle. Charming, handsome, impulsive, trained as a joy-boy and free with his favors, Rafe makes Taro want to stuff him out the nearest airlock. But Eve wants Rafe protected, so protected he will be. Even when he learns Taro’s secret.
After the jealous husband of Rafe's last girlfriend kidnaps them, escape strands Taro and Rafe on a hostile planet. Taro realizes he may be in over his head. Fighting off the wildlife and enraged in-laws he can handle—fighting his growing attraction to Rafe is far harder. He has to do it, though. Eve has plans for him, and a BOYfriend is nowhere in that future that fits Taro less each day. She's given him everything, how can he tell her he doesn't want most of it?
He can't. The first rule of gambling, Taro knows, is never risk what you can't afford to lose.
But to win it all, you have to risk it all.
Start with the kidnapping. That's when the conflict comes into focus. The rest is set up or backstory. The plot can't be "he doesn't want to tell his sister he's gay" either cause really, who cares.
Who's the main antagonist? Who's going to force Taro into doing what he doesn't want to?