One Man's Trash

Love collides with adventure when one couple’s romantic getaway turns into a high-stakes journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the enduring power of connection amidst the stars.

When Croft and Maria’s romantic getaway takes a tumultuous turn, they find themselves entangled in a web of mystery and intrigue aboard the Truck Stop at the Center of the Universe. As they navigate perilous encounters with shady treasure hunters and eccentric aliens, they must confront their own insecurities and rediscover the true meaning of love.

With twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, One Man’s Trash is a delightful blend of science fiction and romance that will leave you breathless until the very last page.

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The characters are unique and endearing. The writing is crisp and you will find yourself flipping pages faster than it takes to fly 12 parsecs.

- Brandon Phillips, Author of the Texian Armada


Everything fits together so naturally, from the character dialogue, to the cleaner robots who love Croft, to Maria’s relationship talk with a true AI. I would hand this book to my teen to read, as it is fairly family friendly while also displaying a mature level of emotional IQ. Looking forward to reading more by Ryan Southwick!

- Mrs. Mica


The whole thing was creative with very human aspects, even with the artificial lifeforms. Great, quick read.

- Michelle S.


Ryan Southwick does a marvelous job of delicately fleshing out the main characters with thoughtful and engrossing looks at their motivations, the situation they’re in, and whom they meet and interact with on the station.

- J Dark, Author of The Glass Bottles