by Rie Warren
Published August 6th 2013 by Forever Yours
My Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
In the dystopian future, two men discover attraction isn't just dangerous, it's deadly.
It is the year 2070. Generations ago, the world was annihilated by catastrophic environmental events. The survivors were driven to live in big city centers ruled by the Company. To rebuild the world’s population, the oppressive Company had one rule: all homosexuals must be exterminated.
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. For months, the commander has harbored illicit desire for Rice, knowing he cannot act on his attraction. Privileged, polished, and groomed to one day take over the Company, Rice is drawn to the rugged, military man. Yet Rice has his own mysterious agenda, and he knows their love can be as dangerous as the wasteland they must traverse.
Now leaving the besieged city behind, the two men embark on a journey that becomes a minefield of sabotage, betrayal—and forbidden passion. But when danger catches up to them, can Cannon trust the secretive man who holds his heart—and his fate?
I don't know what to say.
I rarely not finish any book, and this is one of them.
I got this ARC from Netgalley after reading the blurb. It sounded great, but once I got the copy and started reading it, I set it aside for a long time. Once I ran out of books to read, I decided to give this another chance.
This was just too dystopic for my taste, not to mention that the first 5% of the book involved punctuation marks all in words that I rarely say, speak, think or even attempt to speak. There were just too many of it in here that I just about wanted to close the book. Then the plot got into the more interesting parts so I plodded on, but after only a few pages, the over-the-top-ness just sort of exploded and I just could not tolerate reading any more of it.
There are some who really liked this, but I am one of the few who does not, so please, don't let my opinion sway your reading.