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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Drea's Review: In His Sights

Title: In His Sights
Series: Don't Tell
Author: Rie Warren
Format: ebook
Source: Author
Release Date: April 24, 2014
Length: Novella (100 pages)
Genre: M/M Erotic Romance
Rating: 4.5-stars
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Drea's Review:
I received this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.

The human race has been devastated. The survivors have formed territories—cities—run by the Company. In order to rebuild the population, the Company has made homosexual and deviant sex illegal. Loving the wrong person is a death sentence. But not all survivors live under the Company’s rules. Freelanders are free to love who they like and take pleasure how they want. Company military man Mayce has only known life in the Alpha Territory. He thinks what the Company wants him to thinkthat includes believing freelanders are dirty Nomads. And it’s his job to stop insurgents. Even the gorgeous Nomad Hawke he can’t keep his hands off.

This is the second M/M I’ve read. Ms. Warren’s other book in this series, In His Command, was the first. So I have no other comparison in this genre. The sex scenes in this novella are hot, and plenty explicit. The word choice a bit more aggressive than the M/F erotic romances I’ve read. That’s to be expected as this is told from male POVs (both Hawke and Mayce). And don't worry, there's a nice HEA even though it seems like the world is against them.

So why didn't this one get a full five stars?
I wasn't as drawn into the character's voices in this as I was with Caspar's from In His Command. Perhaps it's because with the bouncing POV, and the length of the story, we don't have a lot of time in either male's head. Though there is suspense because this pair is sneaking around beneath the Company’s nose, I wasn’t biting my nails. That could be billed as a good thing. But I missed having that extra punch in the plot from never truly knowing what was going through one half of the couple's mind. That said, it's still an awesome story :)

Grab this if you want to try a quick & sexy M/M set in a dystopian world.

13 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever rad a M/M book but this one sounds perfect. I think I'll note it so like that when I want to try one I know what I can read. thanks.

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  2. I enjoyed every M/M story I've read so far, and I think it's great that you have found such a good one in a novella! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pointing out a new author for me :)

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    1. I hiiiiiighly suggest the first book, In His Command. I seriously cried at the end of it! It was so good :)

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  3. Hmmm I think I'll skip because I'm not really into dystopian tale and M/M still makes me uncomfortable LOL. Still need to get used to the swordplay. Fair review, Drea, as always ;)

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    1. LOL @ swordplay :D
      She's got one coming in June in the same series that is M/F, I can't wait to try it and see how it compares.

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  4. Oo I have book one on my review pile (been there a shameful long time). Looks like maybe I need to pick that up and give m/m a go. I've only read m/m in menages with a bit of f thrown in too so a new thing for me all on it's own.

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised with book 1. There's so, so much sex in it, but the story is good, too. And I loved Caspar.

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  5. Ohh! I only read one M/M book before, but the sex scenes were pretty tamed, I'm so tempted after reading your review to read this one...A new territory for me.
    Thanks you!

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    1. No problem! This one isn't tame at all. Verrrry explicit :D

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  6. I just wishlisted this one! I haven't read much M/M, but the few I have read, I've liked, so I'm always on the lookout for recommendations ;)

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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    1. ooh, I'm going to have to peek at your shelves to see if I can find others to try!

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  7. not my cup of tea, but I am glad you enjoyed it. Does sound exciting!

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