Catapulted into a shadowy world of illicit drugs and futuristic hookups, musclebound bad boy Ry struggles with his need for the beautiful Natalya. Natalya longs to be free of the explosive collar locked around her neck, but she can't do it alone. She needs someone to kill Anton, a heartless mobster in a powered exoskeleton who watches her every move. Ry would love to kill the bastard, but Anton's watching him, too. One slip-up, and they're both dead. Their struggle for love and liberation kicks off a cataclysmic chain of events, and their only hope lies in the hands of the lonely but brilliant Autumn. Autumn has never been loved by anyone, and her experiments with the machine in Building Twenty-Two could save them all, or doom the lot of them. Love is the key to surviving the coming apocalypse, but who, exactly, is destined to love who? The Epic Time-Twisted Super Science Fairy Tale of love, illicit desire, and technology gone mad continues in the second volume of Love to the Power of Three: Sub-Critical.