Rated 5.00/5 based on 14 reviews
On a planet in the middle of allied space, two species--human and hirsa--founded a joint colony. For crimes involving both human and hirsa, there is the Department of Integration. When a particularly vicious murder is committed, two partners will have to question everything they know to find the killer--and learn about each other along the way. More
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Thea Hayworth lives surrounded by snakes, gadgetry and reference materials. She is also incurably addicted to pen names.

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Reviews of Integrate by Thea Hayworth

absemily reviewed on Aug. 26, 2022

Lovely. Cute and clever. No angst.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
JusBrosin reviewed on May 16, 2022

Found this through a fanfic and was so fascinated by the world building that I had to get the actual book! I couldn’t be more pleased, the pace is snappy and somehow the author manages to create an entire world without spending chapters getting bogged down in details. The romance is wonderful to watch unfold and I’m not typically into murder mysteries but that was wonderful too! I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in sci-fi or all those who like a really good read and are open to new ideas. All that is left to say is where is the sequel!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Caitlin Moriarty reviewed on Nov. 6, 2021

I found this through a fanfic about the alien’s POV (instead of the human’s) and then bought the ebook to read. It didn’t disappoint! I’m glad I heard about it. The alien species is enjoyably inhuman and strange.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
shufflerex reviewed on Oct. 9, 2021

Adorable and thoroughly enjoyable. My only complaint is that it's not longer!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
eobal reviewed on March 20, 2021

Highly enjoyable! I found this via a rec for a fanwork on Dreamwidth, of all things. I've always had a love of "consentacles" and excellent worldbuilding, and this book delivers on both! The romantic tension was extremely well done, and the follow-through, very nice.

This is a sci-fi setting with erotic samesex interspecies romance. If I were tagging on AO3 I might include: enthusiastic consent, murder, casefic, interspecies relationships, consentacles, and HEA. If this sounds like your jam, go for it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Leslie Reinhardt reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

This book is pretty hard to describe, actually, but it does make my re-read list. It’s not so much a romance, as it’s not about the sex. It’s a book about relationships. Two people who spend so much time together, who trust each other so completely, that a bond forms that is stronger then social convention, culture, or even species. In a relationship like that the people involved make a deep and very real imprint on each other.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Ann C reviewed on June 24, 2019

I cannot rave enough about Thea Hayworth. Amazingly talented! One of my absolute favorites is "Integrate," a short but sensational alien buddy cop SF mystery rom. The world-building is fantastic! Beloved comfort re-read! So many warm fuzzy feelings paired with humor & snark. Love it!
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
Autumn Johnson reviewed on May 14, 2019

I agree with everyone else on how wonderful the world building is and how well written the characters are. You can tell that much just by reading the sample to be honest.

Not gonna lie I found this because someone made a podfic of a Sezin pov fic that was just brilliant. I was a little bit afraid that the original story wouldn't have the same seamless world building and teasing relationship. I was fool. This plays into every writing style and trope I love.

If you've ever read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers and thought "man, I wish there were more sci-fi stories with queer characters that don't just assume human social norms are standard and have an awesome external plot as well a romance" well you're in luck. Buy this right now. You should've read it yesterday and you're going to want to read it tomorrow.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Nmb29 reviewed on Feb. 15, 2018

(reviewed the day of purchase)
BonnibelLecter reviewed on Dec. 29, 2017

This was lovely, warmly written and a joy to read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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