Let me start by stating that I am not a huge fan of sci-fi. Whether het or gay romance, there is something about the application of science fiction that usually leads off the mark, either the world building is too cumbersome or the romance is forced and unbelievable. Other times it can be extremely weird with awkward explanations. In Unlawful, Jessica Freely immediately yet smoothly tosses the reader into her dystopian world (the Hanovan Universe) where the Zenesco Corporation controls everything; most readers will not have a problem following along.
If you try to resist corporate conformity (which includes heterosexual activities only), Corp Sec will come after you and give you truth serum until you cough up your co-conspirators. That is what happened to Droje when Larke, a corporate worker bee finds him, alone, rufied, and beaten. Larke, is a scared little mouse but finds the courage to bring Droje home, tends his injuries, gives him a safe place to sleep for the night. In the morning, Larke discovers that Droje is a wanted terrorist (Droje calls himself a freedom fighter) and gay, like Larke. Passionate bondage/sex interlude follows. A fine, sexy, sci-fi short.
ARC provided by the author.