Title: Hearts On The Line
Author: T.A. Chase
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Science Fiction, War, Military
Publisher: Pride Publishing (May 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: 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 fight to keep from being completely conquered by their enemies. Scientists have begun to genetically engineer soldiers to fight the war. These men are 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 they serve in the same unit. Baxter isn’t the most intelligent, 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 just to be a killer. He wants to have some other kind of life, and he’s discovered that 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.
Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/hearts-on-the-line
Review: This story was previously published by Amber Allure.
After having read so many stories that were either not very well written, too dark or just bizarre this story was a breath of fresh air. I have always loved T.A.’s books so I knew that it would be a hit. Now, I am not one who normally likes sci-fi stories or even futuristic ones, but this one rocked. You would not see it from the cover, but this one was pretty amazing. The blurb was what caught my attention and it didn’t let me down.
In the year 2134 our world is no longer what it used to be; war has taken over, killing many and America’s struggle to just survive what has happened. To help fight, biogenetically engineered men were created to fight. Addison is the leader of their men, whereas Baxter is the second in command. They are strong fighters but there is something that makes them different. Even though they were created in different areas, they ended up fighting for the same unit. Addison shows his care for Baxter, when Baxter had been injured earlier on. It would seem those who are badly injured or just not wanted are killed off. Addison had done everything he could to keep him with him.
Baxter has felt the same for Addison but he thinks that he is not worthy of such devotion. Baxter knows he is not as smart as the others and is basically a good killer, but you can see his heart right off the bat. Whereas Addison wants more for them both. And their unit makes the choice to stop fighting and to run for freedom. It would seem the humans are starting to fear them and have placed them into even more danger. Now it is time to seek freedom.
The writing was fully developed and detailed that it felt like I was right there with them. I loved the characters and how much depth that there was. The romance was light, sweet and tender. This might be the story that will show me a different look at sci-fi and futuristic stories.
I had a lot of fun reading this and look forward into reading some more by this amazing author.