The Homecoming

The Homecoming

The Homecoming - cover2 “The Homecoming” by J. Scott Coatsworth

Synopsis: When his own world is destroyed, Aldiss and his crew barely manage to escape, leaving friends and lovers behind. What was meant to be an exploratory trip back to the home world turns into a mad dash for survival.
When they awaken from stasis on Earth, which was abandoned by humanity five centuries before, they must quickly learn about their new home. While exploring the region around the ship, Aldiss meets Hari, a shape-changer, whose people harbor secrets that might cost the crew their lives.

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(Warning: explicit M/M)

4 out of 5 stars.

Aldiss and his small crew have barely escaped from their home planet as it is destroyed, and have lost all friends, family and lovers. Their ship is set on a course back to Earth, the planet their people abandoned five centuries before. The crew wake from their stasis as the ship crashes and they must abandon it before it sinks.

Hari is part of a pack of wolf shape-changers and in the winter months, they retain their wolf form to hunt and provide for the pack. Once the pack finds out about these strange visitors, they are set to destroy them and it’s up to Hari to convince them otherwise.

What I liked: This is a beautifully written novella. The world building is lush and descriptive and it brings you fully into the story. The changing of the wolf’s form from winter to summer, from four-legged to two-legged was very original and tied into the plot of the story.

The chemistry between Aldiss and Hari is electric and the sex scenes are well done and very hot. I also liked the fact that Hari isn’t initially an alpha wolf, and his story is partly that of a subservient pack member.

What I didn’t like: This is a novella and parts, like the ending, felt a little rushed. I would love to see this fleshed out into a full length novel and the pack and ship’s crew explored more.

I really enjoyed this quick read and recommend it if you want something a little steamy!

ARC provided by NetGalley

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