Book Review: 2230: The Perfect Year by CM Corett


2230: The Perfect Year by CM Corett

Publisher: NineStar Press

Publication Date: August 6, 2018

Language: English

Kindle Edition: 127 Pages

kindle Price: $3.99 USD

Genre: LGBTQIA, Sci Fi & Fantasy

ISBN: 9781949340372

About the Book

Alex Coulson spends his days as a lowly laboratory assistant. At night, he watches movies in his lonely apartment and dreams of exciting adventures and handsome leading men.

When an electrical fire breaks out in the lab, an experimental machine malfunctions and Alex is caught in the explosion. He awakens, injured and confused, to learn he has traveled two hundred years into the future—to the year 2230. Under the care of the gorgeous Doctor Baylin Davies (a definite contender for a leading man) Alex recovers quickly, and his feelings for Baylin deepen each day. Baylin is handsome, sexy, caring, and a verified genius—everything Alex could ever dream of. Add in the whole concept of living in the future, and Alex soon decides the year 2230 is the perfect year to begin his new life.

But then there’s the major…

Whenever the intimidating military man, Major Marcais, is near, a strange power overcomes Alex’s senses, clouding his mind and weakening his desire to be with Baylin.

When the major reveals he is an alien and declares Alex to be his life mate, Alex must find the strength to resist him. And while fighting for the man he truly desires, Alex just might discover he’s the leading man in his own adventure.

About the Author

CM Corett is an Australian author of gay M/M romance who has given up on trying to limit herself to one sub-genre. She writes contemporary, historical, sci-fi and time travel… and she may have a few paranormal drafts hidden under the bed!
She has lived in the USA and travelled the world gathering inspiration for her stories, but the beautiful beaches of Western Australia will always be her home.

An avid reader of love between men, her M/M writing obsession began with Jack and Ianto, characters from the TV series ‘Torchwood’ (BBC TV Wales) This led to the discovery of Torchwood Fanfiction and subsequently, her desire to write M/M became all consuming.
Her other obsessions are reading, movies, superheroes, and video games with awesome graphics.
She hates housework and anyone who expects her to notice (or care about) the dust on top of the fridge.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

I really enjoyed this book. The author makes you connect with the character. Alex is a character who appears to have been through a lot but the problem I have is the author never showed that.

The story starts, with the accelerator malfunctioning and Alex gets thrust to the year 2230. Now that is completely fine because the story still has a rising action and a climax but if you want to tell people about how much a character has suffered. Show them, don’t tell them and I feel like the audience was told how horrible Alex’s life really is. He should have spent at least two days in the past, then lead into how the accelerator malfunctioned. Even if Alex didn’t know, at least readers would know.


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