Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie
Got Star Wars withdrawals? Bonds of Brass, the first book in a planned trilogy by Emily Skrutsie, is your new must read. In the aftermath of a galactic war of empires, the only person that hotshot pilot Ettian trusts is his best friend, Gal. When Gal is revealed to secretly be the heir to the empire that destroyed Ettian's home, Ettian makes a split-second decision to go on the run with Gal, thrusting both of them into a fast-paced adventure while they try to deal with their burgeoning more-than-friendly feelings for each other.