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Liar's Waltz (Travelers #1)

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Firmly-closeted Lieutenant Greg Matthews takes a transfer to space station Saira to make a fresh start. But a rogue military intelligence officer has discovered Greg’s secret and forces him to spy on Karl Webster, the owner of the last gay bar on Saira. The disapproving military authorities want Karl’s bar closed, too, and he’s feeling the heat. He thinks his gorgeous new ...more
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Published January 4th 2011 by Loose Id
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Jenre
Jan 14, 2011 Jenre rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, fantasy, romance, sci-fi
Greg is newly posted to the space station Saira after requesting a transfer. He’s had enough of the small confines of a space-ship where he seems to constantly develop forbidden feelings for his superior officers, and is looking forward to proving that he’s more than just a prominent family name in his new job as a military computer programmer. When he’s called in to the office of military intelligence and blackmailed into spying on a local owner of a gay bar, Greg never dreamed that he would be ...more
Josephine Myles
Feb 04, 2011 Josephine Myles rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*

A tense tale of blackmail, spying and homophobia set on a space station, Liar’s Waltz hooked me in with a high tension premise and didn’t let go! It tells the story of closeted military officer Greg, reassigned to Saira station in an effort to try and avoid the sexual temptation that would destroy not only his career, but also those of his family members. Unfortunately Greg finds himself targeted by a rogue military intelligence officer who knows of Greg’s sexual orientation, and blac
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Mandapanda
I read this book after enjoying the author's second release Stowaway. This is a tense and emotional story about Greg, a deeply closeted lieutenant and Karl a gay bar owner on the Saira space station. Military authorities are trying to close down Karl's bar and blackmail Greg into spying on Karl. But Greg can't help falling for him and agonising over his deception.

This is an interesting story but I didn't really connect with Greg. I had problems with his actions although he does redeem himself to
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jules0623
Not gonna lie. I loved that this had very little 'space stuff' in it. I prefer contemporary fiction and this worked just fine for me (although I can see scifi fans being disappointed).
Kassa
Feb 04, 2011 Kassa rated it liked it
This is a familiar story with a few good twists. The writing didn’t always work for me and often that more than anything else ruined my enjoyment but the characters, setting, and plot are engaging. As a debut novel, I think the author shows a lot of potential and readers will find the themes used familiar and comforting with good tension.

Greg Matthews is an officer in a new assignment and determined to do things right this time. He’s not going to get distracted by yearnings for another man and
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Carycleo
Jul 03, 2012 Carycleo rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, glbtq
Sci-fi noir exploration of a space-faring military man, Greg, who is blackmailed by a superior officer into helping shut down the last gay bar on this station. As sci fi, it's really just space opera. It could be a contemporary novel about shutting down the last gay bar in a town or a state just as easily. Greg comes across as foolish, weak, and a slave to his family expectations, especially his father's. It's obvious from the get-go that giving in to this blackmail cannot lead him anywhere ...more
Teresa
Feb 07, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it
Firstly, I'm not really a m/m romance reader - but Becky Black does know this - so I'm not sure if I'm the best person to review a m/m genre title.

But I do like a good romance, with plenty of conflicts, and this story gives us this.

I do agree with some of the reviews, there was a lack of the sci-fi world I know Becky can create. However, it has plenty of action in and out of the bedroom - and I'm not just taking about the sex!

It has great pace all the way through, and an ending that makes you
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Ayanna
Feb 10, 2013 Ayanna rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The concept behind this book is interesting, but it's also a study in Becoming the Mask.

See link for more details. Pay especial attention to the paragraph beginning "Sometimes the friendship or relationship..."

I have no idea how to rate this. I think I'll go with 3 stars, which for me is a fairly neutral rating. To me, 3 stars is that "neither agree nor disagree" option you sometimes get in surveys, even though GR says 3 stars means you "liked it."

At the same time, I also really don't want to re
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Mara Ismine
This story is set in a not-so-utopian future where the military influence the galaxy in a not-so-good way. The military disapproves of many things same-sex relationships is just one of them. A very detailed and well built world galaxy is a background to nicely rounded characters.

The struggle to conform and family pressure make life less than wonderful for Lieutenant Greg Matthews. Meeting Karl on his first day in a new base does not make things any easier. It is a long struggle to resolve Greg's
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Becky lives in the UK and her writing is primarily fuelled by tea and rainy days. After spending far too many years only thinking about writing she finally started putting words down back in 2003 and hasn't stopped since, still trying to make up for lost time.

She's a long time science fiction fan and a lover of all types of stories, but especially those about people who find themselves in the tric
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Other Books in the Series

Travelers (5 books)
  • Stowaway (Travelers #2)
  • Higher Ground (Travelers #3)
  • Ganymede Tilt (Travelers #4)
  • Chrysalis Cage (Travelers #5)

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