In His Command (Don't Tell #1) by Rie Warren 5*
BLURB: In the dystopian future, two men discover attraction isn't just dangerous, it's deadly.
It is the year 2070. Generations ago, the world was annihilated by catastrophic environmental events. The survivors were driven to live in big city centers ruled by the Company. To rebuild the world’s population, the oppressive Company had one rule: all homosexuals must be exterminated.
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. For months, the commander has harbored illicit desire for Rice, knowing he cannot act on his attraction. Privileged, polished, and groomed to one day take over the Company, Rice is drawn to the rugged, military man. Yet Rice has his own mysterious agenda, and he knows their love can be as dangerous as the wasteland they must traverse.
Now leaving the besieged city behind, the two men embark on a journey that becomes a minefield of sabotage, betrayal—and forbidden passion. But when danger catches up to them, can Cannon trust the secretive man who holds his heart—and his fate?
My Review:Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley . I loved this dark and dangerous story of Cannon and his rather tumultuous journey to his happy ending. Not that I didn't think at times that neither he, nor his partner in those travels, would ever survive, let alone get that happy ending. The world building in this book was outstanding and the logic of the way this dystopian world comes about is impeccable and (unfortunately) only too believable. I was on a rollercoaster of emotion from page one and it didn't let up with so many secondary characters that were equally as well written as Cannon and Rice. Book two has one of these as the heroine, and I can't wait to read all about her and her trials in this revolution fraught world that is on the cusp of changing, hopefully for the better.