Title: One Breath, One Bullet 2nd edition
Series: The Borders War, #1
Author: S.A. McAuley
Genre: Alternate Reality/ Erotic Romance/ Men in Uniform
Length: 144 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (January 5, 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.
Face to face, and rifle to rifle. The time and location change, but never the circumstance. Merq Grayson and Armise Darcan are enemies—and neither will be considered successful until the other is dead.
It is the year 2558. A mere decade has passed since the signing of the treaty which ended the three hundred yearlong Borders War. In the midst of an uneasy peace, the world gathers for the first Olympic Games since the war began.
The rifle competition showcases the very soldiers who fought in the war, pitting former enemies against one another again. Continental States Peacemaker Merq Grayson will once again battle the Dark Ops officer from the People’s Republic of Singapore Armise Darcan, this time under the flag of their own uneasy truce. The relationship between Merq and Armise is one of violence, secrecy and a growing intimacy that could have them both branded as traitors.
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/one-breath-one-bullet
Review: This is the first book in The Borders War series.
This book is a dangerous game of cat and mouse between two men who opposite sides. They continuously meet off and on throughout the book usually in intense situations.
I loved the interactions between Armise and Merq as it showed them how they actually were instead of all lovey dovey. They both have the same goal, find the info chip. In a time where all is not as it seems and plans are made in secret to once again take back power from a group who only think of themselves and rely on weapons that were never meant to be used in that capacity.
There are two men who constantly but heads and end up having hot and rough sex only to leave until the next time. This story spans many years between the two. Has a few twists that I did not see coming. It’s an excellent spy novel to say the least.
Fantastic read with A lot of suspense, action and mystery.
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