Title: Dominant Predator, 2nd Edition
Series: The Borders War, #2
Author: S.A. McAuley
Genre: Alternate Reality Erotic Romance/ Men in Uniform
Length: 140 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 5th, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: The world has only recently emerged from a three hundred-year war which saw half of the world’s population wiped out and the rise of five superpowers. Despite the hundreds of millions who died, the Borders War was nearly bloodless because of the sonicrifle—weaponized sound waves, tuned to their highest frequency and harnessed to kill.
Merq Grayson has known only war. He is a skilled Peacemaker, soldier and sniper, and it is his destiny to right the wrong created by his grandfather six generations back—the man who invented the sonicbullet.
Armise Darcan is his enemy. A sniper and Dark Ops officer who fought for the People’s Republic of Singapore in the Borders War, Armise may be the only person on the planet strong enough to keep Merq from completing his mission.
Their loyalties are to conflicting countries and diverging agendas, and despite the very real threat to their lives if they’re discovered, Merq and Armise keep finding their way into each other’s beds. It is a drive which Merq is sure will kill him one day.
But how much time either of them has is questionable. As Opposition is pitted against Revolution, the Borders War reignites, and Merq and Armise have to decide where, and with whom, their real loyalties lie.
A relationship is the least of Merq’s and Armise’s concerns…
With one bullet Merq Grayson set the wealthiest citizens of the world on a collision course with the poorest—those fighting for their freedom. As the Borders War reignites, the Revolution faces heavy losses. They scramble to maintain their advantage, to strike at the Opposition and crumble their power structure before they are able to rally.
But Merq is in the midst of an internal battle that shakes him to the core. For the first time in his life Merq will have to reconcile the inherent tragedy of war and decide just how much vengeance can be justified by spilt blood. How much can he trust the men and women around him? The president, Neveed, his former soldiers, his parents…and Armise.
Merq and Armise find themselves off grid and on the hunt for Committee members. Merq is just as unsettled with Armise at his side as he was with Armise as an enemy, but they will have to learn how to fight together—or they just might die together.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence.
Publisher’s Note: This book has previously been released under the same title. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.
Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/dominant-predator
Review: This is the second book in the Borders War series.
It picks up where the first ended. Merq, a soldier, is adjusting to having no mission to be on while Armise is finally with Merq like he wanted to be for a long time now.
These two burn up the pages with their passion. The loyalties are strong in this book as was in the first. Merq has feelings for Armise but doesn’t really know quite how to show them. I really liked that both men stuck to their principles and were cautious regarding others they were not familiar with. As should be the case in a time of war.
Great story line and a smooth read this book immerses the reader in fantastic continuation of a series that leaves you on the edge of your seat awaiting the outcome. It was intense at times.
I love this series and am looking forward to reading more. But I would like to read Armise’ POV from time to time instead of just Merq’s. It would give a better understanding of Armise.
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