War is raging in the InterNations Territories and within Lieutenant Liz Grant’s heart.
AWOL from her post for several months, Liz is on a mission to infiltrate the Beta Corps military, desperate to find out who murdered her father and turn the revolution in the insurgents’ favor. Commander Linc Cutler stands in her way. Coldly handsome and in control, his desire for her causes a crack in her deep cover.
She’s certain he holds the key to her past as well as her future, but Linc has pledged his allegiance to the oppressive Company regime headed by his father. Through escalating intrigue, espionage, and runaway passion, Liz is thrust into an impossible situation.
Lives, the Revolution, love at stake, it all comes down to the one man Liz shouldn’t trust.
Wow, this book started out rather long winded and boring to me since I had already read the other book in this series, but I understand why the author needed to go back and refresh or update a new reader about the history of this story though. The information not only helped a new reader connect to the importance of Liz’s mission, it made the ending even more priceless. Just a brief update, we are in the year 2070’s of the world’s time frame and there are groups fighting for the power to control everyone who is still alive. For the Nomad’s they just want the freedom to love freely and live life to the fullest, while the Company wants to forbid sex for homosexuals, only using the practice of sex for creating more humans for their army. The war has gone on for years and with no end in sight, we are drawn now to the story of Linc Cutler and Liz Grant.
Liz lives with the deep need to find out who killed her father years ago. He was a brilliant man who did research for the Company. While she grew up believing her father was killed by the Nomads, she is going to face the truth
now after she has defected from her post and become friends with the same people she grew up believing were her enemies. Liz is willing to risk her life to infiltrate back into the Beta Corps so she can get the answers regarding her father’s death, but she wasn’t prepared to fall for Linc Cutler, the commander of Beta Corps.
Linc is on a mission to carry out his father’s wishes. We don’t fully learn what those missions are till the end of the book but we know they are sinister and it is difficult for he and Liz to find a common ground based on truth. We
watch as their hot and steamy love for each other begins to not only build but ignite a process that will either bond them together forever or tear them apart, breaking them to the point of no recovery. We get to see more of Nate
who is Linc’s brother and in the In His Command and how far Nate is willing to go for the love of his family.
I was flipping through the pages as fast as I could when we were at the point of seeing Linc’s father for who he is. I had questioned through most of the book if his father was an upstanding man fighting for what he believed was best
for his people or the selfish man that would hold the key to all of Liz’s pain. I am happy to say my guess was correct but wow when the time came I was on the edge of my seat. Not only were the curtains pulled back on Cutler, we also found out what kind of man Liz’s father really was. Getting to the truth was a roller coaster ride in itself during the last 1/3 of the book. Just as I thought I had it figured out, a plot twist would happen making me question my true feelings about Linc.
There is a lot of action in this book that I didn’t mention because it can be rather confusing if you are only hearing pieces of it, but the author does a great job at weaving it together for you to follow. I love this whole series.
The beginning book was more M/M focused because that was an important part of the story for the Nomads, this one was centered on Linc and Liz and their hot passion and determination for truth and justice. The author’s constant
message through this series is find what you are willing to stand up for and then fight to protect it. After reading the small clip for the next book Under His Guard, I can hardly wait to see what is going to happen next.
“I should’ve said it before, but you look incredible in uniform. Fuck, you look great out of it.” I opened my eyes to his boyish grin sliding into something more rakish, obviously remembering me in nothing but a bra and panties. “But I like this side of you too, all woman.”
“Linc.” The spicy scent of his cologne and the closeness of his large, muscled body catapulted deep craving through me.
Eyes deep and blue lowered to my lips. “Are my advances unwelcome?”
His words ran hot strips across my vulnerable flesh.“No.” I yielded to him in surprise, delight, desire when his tongue
stroked his bottom lip before he tucked his teeth into the pink flesh I wanted.
“Let me kiss you?”
A short curse and hungry groan later, Linc curled his hands around my shoulders, moved into my hair, and slanted my mouth to his. Firm and moist, his lips tasted mine. Slow and tender, he plucked at me until I reached around his back, spanning my hands across the width of muscle.
He asked for no quarter, easing his tongue into my mouth. What started out hesitant became a wild, slippery tangle, our hands grasping, mouths gasping.
Savoring the last licks of his lips, pressing for more, I listened to his growl. “You are tying me into knots, Liz.”
I cupped his face, sucking his full mouth, tonguing inside one last time.
Hands running up my thighs, he shook his head when he found my party favor strapped there. “Always packing.”
I dragged my palm down his chest to his trousers, lighting on the thick roll of his erection that jerked beneath my fingers. “So are you.”
Another passionate kiss passed between us, barely there touches promising so much more. It was public; it was a turn-on…yet it felt totally private. I took everything Linc gave, desperate for more, my body surrendering to
his. When his thigh parted mine, I rode against his leg, so swollen, so ready for him.
“We have to stop.”
I blinked up at him.
Lips red from our kisses and his cheeks flushed, he grunted.
“Goddamn, Liz. We have to stop. I won’t do this here, in front of them.”
The reminder of where we were and why we were kissing was like a bucket of cold water dumped over my head. My pride stung as I withdrew from his embrace. “Maybe you won’t do me at all.”
Our terse whispered exchange didn’t go unnoticed by Cutler. I hoped our intimate kiss and Linc’s testament about my active duty convinced him I wasn’t working for anyone but the Corps and that I was one hundred percent for the CO.
Linc’s expletive was low he as took my elbow. Threading us through the throng, he swiftly made our good nights. “I just saved you from another grilling from my father. You owe me.”
Anger spiked in me. “What did you get out of it?”
He stopped and stared at me before dropping his gaze. “A kiss from you.”
His quiet admission affected me nearly as much as his lips on mine had earlier, but that wasn’t the answer I was looking for. “Why would you help me get into Cutler’s good graces?”
“Ah, now that, that is because I am my father’s son and I want to stay one step ahead of him. You’re a high commodity, whether you’re a true soldier or a traitor, and for the moment, you’re mine. I plan to keep it that way.”
Slinging the fur over my shoulders, he helped me into the Cruiser. Seated beside me, he sent Ginger in motion. “The next time we kiss, Liz, it won’t be in front of an audience, and it won’t be an act.” His whispered words were warm
against my ear.
It hadn’t been an act at all, at least not to me. A ball of fire inflamed my sex. A ball of fear rolled around my head. Linc’s magnetism was the focal point of it all.
Deep cover? This is shaping up to be more like deep shit.
Rie Warren lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her English artisan husband and their two small daughters–one an aspiring diva, the other a future punk rocker. Giving up paintbrushes for paper and pen, Rie began her writing career fifteen years ago with a manuscript of super epic proportions. Safely stored under a lace doily in a filing cabinet. Possibly in England.
A nocturnal creature, she adjourns to her woman cave each night in search of wondrous words, rich characters, and thrilling plots to keep readers turning the page. Whether writing contemporary, gay, or paranormal romance, Rie combines heart, heat, and humor with a sexy southern edge.
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