The pressure of leading the intersex colonists is getting to Ellise Peterson as her nightmares haunt her. She takes a hot shower with a fellow female-identified crew member to ease her tensions. Two of her male-identified crew members have a hot encounter while they wait for the probes to scan their new home world: Tolerance’s Hope. Treachery abounds with their trading partners and Will’s splinter faction that nearly wipes out their colony before it’s fully established. Jane returns only to leave the few remaining Martian humans in Ellise’s lap. Ellise has to work with the Martian leader to attempt to integrate their groups for humanity’s survival. Will Ellise be able to find her true love while managing her multiple duties on Tolerance’s Hope?