Safe Surrender by zoemathemata

Title: Safe Surrender
Author: zoemathemata
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: R
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Angst, First Time
Word Count: 42,526

Summary: Based on the American Romance Library Cover Safe Surrender by Bluespirit. Rodney McKay was a genius astrophysicist whose work might one day unlock the secrets of the universe, but a trick of fate made him the only witness to a brutal murder, and now he must appear in the case to bring notorious mobster Acastus Kolya to justice. But Kolya has dirty cops in his back pocket, and his reach is long, and the chance or Rodney living to testify is getting smaller by the day.

Only one man stands between Rodney and certain death.

Fighter pilot turned US Marshal, John Sheppard has a job to do: to protect McKay and get him to that courtroom. But as the two men are forced into hiding, John finds his feelings for Rodney growing deeper, and he swears to do everything in his power to keep Rodney’s life safe – even it means sacrificing his own….

Why You Should Read This:

This is a fun earthside AU that is well-characterized. The sex is hot and there are some moments in the fic that caused me to feel tense. Kolya is written as a wonderful mob boss, scary and menacing. The romance is fantastic too, and there’s nice appreciation for Rodney’s ass 😉 Lorne plays a decent role too, for people who are fond of him. It’s just great!

Keira Marcos

Life is short -- read as much as you can.


  1. It was fun. More stories should be wriien to go with rhe blurbs on Bluespirit’s covers.

  2. This was grand 😉

    Great rec!

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