Accompanying a bomber mission to Japan, Leon Dobson saves a polish pilot when the mission goes sideways. Stranded on an unnamed island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, he discovers he and Nikifor Jelen have more in common than just their air combat experience, and they begin a romance on the edge of danger. Will a couple days under palm trees be enough to remind them what they are fighting for, and help them survive the war? Or will their affair be discovered before they even get back to their base in china...
Written for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's 2015 Don't Read in the Closet event: Love is an Open Road, Catalina Blues by Marlo York is a slow-burn romance with poetry and smoke. Simmering below the surface is a question of what love is worth, and whether it makes sense to keep a secret when death is just around the corner.