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(The Borderlands #1)

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Galactic Rules of Engagement:
#1: Enemies must not become lovers.
Welcome to the Borderlands, where rules are meant to be broken . . .

Admiral Brit Bandar is the Coalition's greatest starship commander. The outlaw known as the Scourge of the Borderlands taunted her in a galactic game of cat and mouse for years, but she never caught him. Now they're supposed to make peace and
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published December 6th 2018 (first published December 3rd 2018)
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Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I was gifted a free copy of this book by the author. My review is fully voluntary and honest.

Warleader is more than an enemies to lovers romance. From Finn Rorkenn’s point of view, Admiral Brit Bandarr of the Coalition is an adversary worthy of respect. From Brit’s point of view, Rorkenn, the Drakken scourge of the Borderlands, represents everything evil of the dreaded Drakkon empire that destroyed her early life. Now that the long war is over, Finn and Brit are thrown together as comma
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
Here is what you need to know. In the aftermath of war, the Coalition, the Drakkon and Earth have formed the Triad Alliance. The diplomatic ship, Unity, is run by Admiral Brit Bandar and her second command, Drakkon Finn Rorken, a former Warleader. The crew is a combination of all three groups who work together to complete their mission. Wait, that’s a little bit of a lie. They don’t really work together all that well. Yet.

Clearly the admiral hates all Drakkon. There are early hints at some major
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful sci-fi romance. [WARNING: Several R-rated scenes.] Brit and Finn and all the rest of Unity’s motley crew (well, except for one horrible person) are exceptional characters. They are real people on a real starship with real feelings and foibles. Great plot and skilled writing. Can’t wait for the next in series!”
Samantha Brody
I edited this so I am clearly biased ;) But seriously, do recommend!
Þórey Jónsdóttir
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read the original years ago, and this reworking is just as good. I'm really interested to read the other books when they come out.
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two opposing sides in a war, two very different crews that must learn to work and trust each other, are bought together to help broker and maintain the peace.
This story flowed well, had lots of different emotional dynamics in play with the various crew members from both sides of the battle lines, likeable main characters and has me wanting to read more about this very interesting crew.
The dynamics between Brit and Finn really make this one very interesting read.
Though Brit starts out as this emo
Frances Law
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An uneasy peace!

There’s so much happening in a story where a centuries old conflict has come to an end. The two protagonists were the Drakken Empire and the Coalition. Earth has come into the picture and there are now three entities needing to cooperate in bringing peace to the galaxy. The new entity is to be known as the Triad! Admiral Brit Bandar (known as Admiral Stone Heart by the Drakken) is the Triad’s choice to command the new ship ‘Unity’. To her shock and surprise her new 2nd in Command
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The adage that love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances easily describes Warleader, a grand epic galactic adventure. Warleader, first in Susan’s series about the Borderlands, delivers a sizzling romance story amid a peace-keeping mission to overcome the tensions and hate built up by years of intergalactic war.

In this well-written book, Susan skillfully pits the sassy, intelligent, and beautiful Brit Bandar, Coalition ship commander, against the smart, savvy,
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Women 35-55, sci-fi romance addicts, anyone who hasn’t read Susan
Shelves: favorite, keeper, series
Readers finally there comes a book in which the heroine is strong, confident and mature and not just your basic bland virgin. It’s after the war and we can see what happens when the captain is on a ship with the the pirate who always slipped away. The new ship takes off into space with a crew of three races from the war who now must find a way to work together. As a great role reversal our captain is a woman whose stern shell hides a tragic past. Our hero Finn is a rugged Jack Sparrow of the fut ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I read Moonstruck when it came out several years ago and enjoyed the story. Warleader is Moonstruck with some significant changer. The bones of the story are the same but the flesh that covers the bones contain some significant changes. Finn Rorkken and Brit Bandar both return but some of their interaction is changed. Those changes make reading the new book worthwhile. I loved some of the new characters and the changes in how the Drakken are treated in this version. The world building and backst ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable story!

Alas, I compare every book to The Star King and of course, there is no comparison. Susan Grant is an exceptional writer and I love her science fiction romance. The Borderlands series starts with an extremely interesting amalgamation of three different peoples. All supporting characters are interesting as well as the two central to this story, the admiral and the warleader. I look forward to more adventures with The Unit and her mixed crew. Brit and the Warleader deserved any
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: future
I do like this plot line (enemies now allies), first encountered it in Linnea Sinclair's Games of Command. Here it was pretty well executed however i only gave 3* due to a few things. One the love connection is very easy, little to no angst on heroes part. Two, the hero was pretty beta which considering he was supposed to be a war leader didn't seem to fit. Don't get me wrong, i liked Finn, it's just the blurb doesn't match him. And three, i found myself more interested in a secondary romance th ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two warriors from opposing sides must join together in the name of peace and in unity. Ms Grant writes smooth, a well written tale. The characters have a depth to them that is engaging. I liked getting to know the main characters and just enough of supporting characters making me want to know more. Finn and Brit are very likeable, and have strong personalities. There is action of more than one type between them. This book definitely laid ground work for more books to be written in this series. I ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story, the plot and world building, it also has some very interesting characters.
The main character Finn and Brit, I liked as individuals but as a couple I didn't connect with them as much. There was just something off about them, I personally wasn't feeling it.
I will say this, I will check out the next one when it comes out in Jan.
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very well written!

I very much enjoyed this book. I will admit that it was a bit draggy at the beginning, but not for long. There is a ton of action, love and a little steam. The book is very well written as well.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Susan is one of my go to reads and Warleader is so worth the read. Danger, action, enemies to lovers and one hell of a punch. Sexy alpha male meets (finally) the one woman who challenges him in every way. Once enemies the sparks these two set off are hotter than a supernova. Great job Susan!
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next story. I really liked several of the characters, enough to keep my eye out for the sequel.
Lisa books
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it

Tried of three forces come together to form a coalition but old pass demons come back to haunt as peace is still hard to find and help in book1 .
Christine Ernest
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Really enjoyed this book. Britt and Finn's story was enthralling and I'm eagerly awaiting the second book of the series.
Sheila Schwartz
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great from page one!

I don't often read science fiction but science fiction plus romance is a different story. Ms. Grant definitely nailed it with this story and now has a new reader for life! Great characters, superior dialogue and a terrific storyline has me hooked!
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KJ Van Houten
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone that likes strong female characters, non-erotica romance, and military space adventures
5 Stars! Plus another 5! Ok, so it’s no secret that Susan Grant is one of my favourite others in my favourite genre to read – SFR (Sci-Fi Romance). What I love about her books is that they always feature a strong female protagonist – even if the female in question or people around her don’t initially realize her strength. Perhaps the strongest of the strong is Admiral Brit Bandar.

Brit has been Admiral on a Coalition ship fighting a long, long war against the Drakken who share their space and bo
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Susan’s childhood dreams of becoming a space explorer fizzled when she found out calculus was involved. Luckily, she didn’t need math skills to fly jets—or to create space stories in her head, first for herself, then for friends, and now for readers everywhere.  

A New York Times/USA Today bestselling author and a military veteran, Susan won the prestigious RITA® Award for her book Contact, a sci-f