Book Review: In His Sights by Rie Warren

Reviewed by JustJen

In His Sights (Don't Tell, novella)Title: In His Sights
Author: Rie Warren
Series: Don’t Tell
Heroes: Mayce/Hawke
Genre: M/M Dystopian
Length: 100 Pages
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: April 24, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Can two enemies overcome the battles within and the war without to find love? Or will the revolution destroy their chance at happiness?

At the outset of the revolution against the oppressive Company regime, Hawke is a freedom fighter on a mission. Infiltrate Alpha Territory, kick some Corps ass, and stay alive. His plans unravel when he’s captured by the enemy on his first sortie. Prepared for death by the soldier sworn to kill him, all his training couldn’t have prepared him for what happens next.

A corporal in the Company’s military branch, Mayce is a hard-liner intent on ridding his city of the insurgent threat. Yet one look at the gorgeous Freelander named Hawke and years of yearning and unrealized desires change his course permanently. If discovered, he’ll be branded a traitor and a homosexual—and sentenced to death.

Mayce and Hawke act on their intense and immediate attraction. But amid the escalating revolution their dangerous trysts come at the risk of their own lives, as Hawke soon finds out.


Wow, doesn’t take long for this one to get hot and heavy! This novella is part of the Don’t Tell series, but it can be read as a standalone, which is what I’ve done without any problems.

This is a different world, taking place sometime in the year 2070, where there are basically two sides of a conflict with the MC’s fighting for opposite sides. They meet on the battlefield, where their attraction and initial encounter lead to future secret trysts that contain some extremely hot sex scenes. But, there is a lot more to these guys than just amazing sex. With their relationship seemingly doomed from the start, and while they don’t have it easy, they are able to overcome and fall in love.

In Mayce’s world, men must breed with the opposite sex to further their agenda. Homosexuality is expressly forbidden. And, truthfully, Mayce hasn’t had any trouble with that, until he meets Hawke, who just seems to bring him to life. He wakes up desires and feelings in Mayce that change his whole outlook on what he’s been taught and conditioned to believe.

Hawke is a freelander, or Nomad, fighting for freedom to live as they wish. They fight “For freedom. For truth. For all people.” “Live in freedom, love at will.” He falls just as hard for Mayce, and even though they fight for different sides, they continue to allow their feelings to grow.

This was such a hot, fast read! I flew through it and didn’t want it to end. I will definitely be going back to read the full stories in this series. This was my first book by Ms. Warren, and it for sure won’t be my last. It had just the right amount of everything for me. Not too much futuristic detail, didn’t take too long to get to the good stuff, had enough action and grit to be exciting, and had a bit of romance with a happy ending to boot. I definitely recommend this sexy story, and you certainly can’t beat the price.

Overall Impression: I loved it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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