Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Hearts on the Line
AUTHOR: T.A. Chase
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 189 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 28, 2016
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.
1st Edition by Amber Quill Press, 2013
Hearts on the Line is set in what was North America 100 years in the future where the military scientists have begun to genetically engineer soldiers to fight in the war. These soldiers are developed from two basic DNA gene pools. One for officers, the other is for general soldiers and whilst they have their own personality’s they do look almost identical to each other. The genetically engineered soldiers are called “GE,s” while the normal born human soldiers are called “True’s”.
Addison and Baxter are two GE’s who have been together since they were sent to their first unit. Because the scientists can produce a virtual never-ending supply of GE’s they are always the first ones to be sent into any conflict. Addison and Baxter’s unit have been sent to a new post and they don’t have a good feeling about it. When they learn that the commanding officer doesn’t like GE’s and eventually sends them all into unsurvivable situations they realise they are not meant to make it out of there alive. When the time comes Addison makes it clear to his team that both himself and Baxter are going AWOL as they do not intend to be cannon fodder in a war for people who don’t give a damn if they live or die and they are more than welcome to join them. They have to move their timeline up when it becomes apparent that they’re being hunted by their “own men”.
It’s whilst they’re making the trek to safety that Addison and Baxter realise the depth of their love for each other. As they are made to not have feelings or emotions they’re very cautious at first the they realise that they have discovered something very special with each other when they see how the rest of their unit react with acceptance and envy.
Hearts on the Line is about finding love in the least likely places, with the least likely person yet it happens! I definitely recommend this book to everyone!