Name: In His Command (Don’t Tell, #1)
Author: Rie Warren
Genre: MM Romance, Dystopian
Release Date: 6th August 2013
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
In the dystopian future, two men discover attraction isn’t just dangerous, it’s deadly.
Two generations ago, the world was annihilated by a series of catastrophic environmental events. The remaining survivors were driven closer and closer to big city centers-damaged but not destroyed-divvied into sixteen identical international territories ruled by the Company.
Oppressive to the core, the Company has one rule in order to recoup the world’s devastated population: homosexuality and deviant sexual behaviors are hanging offenses. First time offenders are last-time offenders.
It is the year 2070. Commander Caspar Cannon has a stellar military reputation-and a life-threatening secret. When a revolution rips through the territories, Cannon is ordered to escort Company Executive Nathaniel Rice to a secure location. Leaving the besieged city behind, their journey becomes a minefield of sabotage, betrayal, secrets . . . and intense desire for one another.
Cannon’s militant self-repression takes a direct hit, his suspicions warring with passion for a man who can never be his, not while the Company remains in power. True to his mission, he delivers Nathaniel to the safe bunker where a fate he never expected awaits him.
I read books for the romance and I’ll tell you now, this was full of it, which is why I liked it so much. Normally when I read a MM book, it’s more concentrating on the sex, whereas this one concentrated on the relationship and how it grew from mistrust into love. It was so sweet in places and I was bawling for a while near the end.
I liked both of the main characters and how they acted around each other. They were both great guys who’d had to put up with a lot of crap in the past and when they finally got it together I was almost cheering.
Liz, Caspar’s best friend and one of his Lieutenants, was also a cool character and though I thought we’d never see her again after they left Alpha, she makes another appearance near the end, which also had me smiling.
I should probably point out that it does concentrate more on the romance and it’s progression that the dystopian world but it’s still a good tale if you don’t mind that minor detail.
If you like MM Romances that actually focus on the romance, then this shouldn’t be missed. I recommend it.
Next review(s): Deeper