Title: Hearts on the Line
Baxter and Addison are meant to die, but their love for each other won’t let them choose that future.
In 2134, the United States of America no longer exists as the super power it once was. Americans struggle to fight to keep from being completely conquered by their enemies. Scientists have begun to genetically engine soldiers to fight the war. These men were stronger, faster, and more impervious to injuries. The soldiers are created in labs, then once they are birthed, they are shipped to compounds where they are trained from their very first breath to fight.
Baxter and Addison are two such soldiers. They are from different compounds, but serve in the same unit. Baxter isn’t the most intelligent of the soldiers, and he knows it. His job is to kill the bad guys, and not to do anything else. Addison understands his place in the world, but he finds he wants more at times. He doesn’t want to just be a killer. He wants to have some other kind of life, and he’s discovered he wants his life to be with Baxter.
When their unit decides to make a desperate run for the border and freedom, Baxter and Addison only have the certainty of their love to get them through the dangers they are about to face.
Author: T.A. Chase
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Unconventional In Atlanta , What's His Passion?, Barefoot Dancing, No Bravery
Published by Pride Source: Publisher
Published: June 28, 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance, Male Male Romance, Sci Fi Romance
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There are just some books out there that while most of the pertinent information is explained to me I still need more character interaction, actions going on in the world, and life altering events to take place for me to see the full picture. Hearts on the Line happens to be one such book. There are eight genetically engineered soldiers making a trek from the mountains to their new home. Everything that happened was on the page, no surprises. It was just there to read almost as it was put to paper as it was thought up. It was all very one dimensional.
The tale that Chase has spun for readers takes place in the year 2134. The planet Earth is still inhabited. The majority of the United States has been divided. The military now known as the American Freedom Front is at war with the Unified European Army and has been for the past ten years. The Trues (natural born enhancement free humans) have kept their army filled with two different classes of GE’s, genetically enhanced soldiers. Some of the GE’s are not as intelligent as others. They were created to be cannon fodder. None of the GE’s was created to lead the military.
After Baxter barley survives a near fatal injury Addison makes some decisions about how he wants to continue living his life. There are many uncertainties but the one thing he knows for sure is that he wants Baxter by his side as his lover, his everything. To do this they must get away from the AFF. Addison has some ideas where to go but it will take him and the one thing he values most in his life through the rebel infested DMZ (demilitarized zone) and the hostile territory that the UEA has control over. Then they still have to cross a border that has been locked down tight by armed soldiers with orders to kill anyone trying to cross over.
The above paragraph is filled with more excitement and action than the book. It was written out in words on pages that this is a very dangerous escape. Addison and his men have the smoothest transition from soldier to AWOL. The complete lack of conflict was shocking. This is one of those erotic romance books that have more sex than plot. I’m okay with a little suspension of disbelief where books are concerned but this was a little too much in the end.