18% Gray

In the distant future states have divided into Red's and Blue's. Agent Matt Tennimore is an agent with the Blue's and his job is to extract gay CRS citizen's from the Red states and bring them to safety.

When he is given the assignment of extracting James Ayala, the guy who used to torment him in high school because he was gay, he figures this is perfect payback. That is until he gets to know the older and wiser James Ayala. James isn't in good shape as he has been implanted with a device that gives him unstable psychic powers. He is crawling with tracker nanobots.

Matt and James are running for their lives from the Reds militia. As they grow close to each other they start falling in love.

Can Matt and James escape with their lives and get to safety? Will the Militia beat them in the end?

18% Gray is an awesomely enjoyable read. This is a title I highly recommend for those who like action and adventure tales. Plus the romance angle spiced it right up. The sensual heat of the attraction between Matt and James kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted to find out if the men would or won't give in to it. I couldn't put the book down till I was done with it.

Book Blurb for 18% Gray

In a future where the United States has split along party lines, Agent Matt Tennimore's job is to get people out of the Confederated Red States, whether they're captured special ops agents from his own country or gay CRS citizens who've petitioned for asylum. He never expected to have to retrieve his high school crush, aka the guy who ostracized him for being gay.

Rescuing James Ayala isn't going to be easy: he's crawling with tracking nanos and has a cybernetic brain implant that's granted him psychic power he isn't sure how to control. That's the good news. The bad? The implant is compromising James's mental stability.

So they're on the run, avoiding surveillance by AI aircraft and hiding from enemy militia. Then James confesses he tormented Matt in high school because James wanted him. Matt can't resist the temptation James offers, but he wants so much more than sex, assuming they ever make it home alive. Is James really a good bet when he's got a ticking time bomb in his brain and there's the question of how much he's actually changed?

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2011 4.25