Review: In His Command (Don’t Tell #1) by Rie Warren

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Review: In His Command (Don’t Tell #1) by Rie Warren

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.

Title: In His Command
Author: Rie Warren
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sugar Daddy, In His Command, Stone, At Your Service, Love, In the Fast Lane
Published by Forever
Source: Author
Published: August 6th 2013
Genres: Apocalypse, M/M Erotica
Pages: 384
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

I picked up this book from NetGalley quite a while ago because I had previously enjoyed a book by the author and decided to give her another try. Normally I’m not a fan of dystopia but after reading In His Command not only could just kick myself for not having read it earlier but I may have found a new genre to read!

It’s 2070 and the world population has been decimated, homosexuality and deviant sex is outlawed, and what people are left are controlled by the Company and their military. Commander Caspar Cannon is one of the military…with a dirty little secret, one that can get him killed! He is ordered to escort one of the company executives, Nathaniel Rice, to a secure location. There’s something there, something between them but Caspar suspects a trap by the Company. Filled with secrets and passion, the mission Commander Cannon begins with certainly is not the one he expected to take.

I really loved Caspar from the beginning. Uber tough, no messing around kind of guy. And then you find out he has a forbidden, no-no secret, I know, what a shocker. How he manages to enforce the law and still live with himself…. SMH. Obviously, it was a struggle that was going to crack one day… And it does… The minute he spies Blondie… And BOOM! hello revolution! No, not one started by Caspar, but by the people he and everyone he has been told are the bad folks. Or are they?! Really, I think what I loved about this story was what I call the evolution of Caspar. How he overcomes his distrust and ideals that have been forced down his throat by the Company for so many years. Nathaniel is the perfect catalysis for Caspar. Their passion, their heat, how he manages to bring Caspar around to the truth…I loved it all.

I really do feel I got a two for one story here. First there is what is going on between Caspar and Nathaniel. Suspicion of betrayals and traps give way to a possible future filled with love, what is there not to love. But then there is the whole society of oppression, and absolute, dominate, government control. Just the thought fascinates and horrifies me. It’s the possibility of it, the how easy could we a travel towards our future yet slip back as a society that grasps me as the true dark horror that lures me to read this genre. Ms. Warren has presented a world that is sadly not that difficult to imagine and definitely has given the reader something to think about.

So what we have here is a outstanding M/M romance, set in a dystopia society, and it’s a series. Yes I am one happy camper! The only thing that would kill my buzz is if I had to wait too long for the next book. Thankfully, I have On Her Watch all queued up in my Kindle ready for me to read. You can safely assume I am now addicted to author Rie Warren’s work. As for In His Command, I very highly recommend it. So put down what you are reading now, and get it.

 

In His Command

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