In 2051, the largest-ever group of settlers arrives at Mars’ first and only colony, Byblos. Gorgeous, 23-year-old Reilo Smíthé, the new prodigy in the field of space nutrition, catches the eye of current resident Jay Abram, the current garden expert who doesn’t like being upstaged by the new boy wonder.
Jay is working on a program to boost nutrients in vegetables, but Reilo has a lot to say about this project — none of it good. What happens when Reilo offers to tutor Jay one-on-one in his quarters to get him up to speed on what’s happening in space nutrition?
As they struggle to navigate the murky waters of love and desire on a foreign planet, their budding relationship comes under fire from Reilo’s discoveries about Jay’s experiments, an argument between Jay and his best friend, Pan, and even a renegade in the colony who is being protected by Pan. Could this be the beginning of a lifelong space romance for them both, or will it just be a one-time fling?