Not so impossible, I found.
When the supply shipments stop coming, Teo Houdin needs all his tentacles to keep his bar on Switchpoint Waystation open. Desperate to restock or face a riot from the miners stranded on the backwater edge of the galaxy, Teo helps a greenie space pilot buy a ship in return for a regular haul of liquor. But he longs for the courage to invite the enigmatic spacer to fill his lonely bed as well.
Still smarting from the newly implanted navigational ports, Jimenez knows owning his own ship will prevent him from ever being bought and sold again. For a former slave, transporting cargo through the emptiness of space sounds like paradise. But after meeting the compassionate and sexy Teo, his heart feels empty, too.
At the end of the galaxy's spiral arm, can Teo convince Jimenez that the heart has its own tentacles and theirs should be entwined forever?