The crew of space station Aphrodite 1 finds romance, love, and danger—as well as a mystery—in the upper atmosphere of Venus.
Aphrodite 1 Life Sciences Officer Dr. Giselle Rosseau hasn’t lost a fellow crew member yet—and she’s not about to lose one now, either. Her first year aboard a space station orbiting the hot and desolate second planet hasn’t been all she hoped for, but she manages to work well under their less than friendly commander, Seth McCloud. After Seth suffers a freak accident in the upper Venusian atmosphere, Giselle theorizes that perhaps their handsome comatose commander’s irritating stick-up-his-ass demeanor is only a cover concealing a past heartache.
When Seth wakes up and finds Giselle pleasuring herself by his sickbed, to her surprise and delight, he wants to join in on the fun. Suddenly lonely Giselle finds both her empty heart and her bunk filled with a passion that cannot be denied.
Now everyone has a regular partner, and Giselle, Seth, and the rest of their playful crewmates can’t wait for Valentine’s Day. Seth’s increased strength and stamina since his accident is a mystery, but Giselle’s surprise a few weeks later is an even bigger one. What really happened to Seth in Venus’s upper atmosphere? And how will it affect their future happiness together?