Narrated by: Aiden Snow
Length: 12hrs 29mins
Nothing Special Series
Atlanta’s notorious narcotics task force is at it again. They are stronger, bigger, and better than ever. Especially when a city councilman sends RECON Marine Edwin Steele – who’s been blacklisted from his Oakland department – to join the team.
Steele was ready to hang up his shield. He was done fighting with bigoted bastards that couldn’t respect the job. He was good at fighting; he just needed the right team to fight with. When his uncle – City Councilman Rasmus Steele – shows him a video of God’s team in action, he knows right away it’s where his nephew belongs in order to restore his faith.
Steele was skeptical about his new placement, but when he meets God’s technology specialist/computer genius, “Tech”, he’s willing to give it his all, and he definitely shows and proves.
Tech is stunning. His sweater vest and khakis, a stark contrast to the blue-jeaned roughnecks he works with. A beautiful sheep amongst the wolves. Steel thinks there’s no way the brilliant man would be interested in a hardhead like him, but Tech has a few badass hidden talents of his own and manages to surprise him…surprise all of them.
5 of 5 Stars
I listened to this book after having read it three years ago. Aiden Snow is the perfect voice for this series…point blank. Here is my review of the book from reading the story the first time around. Not much has changed with my opinion so I’ll leave it as is.
This is getting 5 stars from me because it just has everything I love in a story and characters. It’s not earth shattering and yes, you have to suspend reality a bit but this book was written just for me and I love it.
Let’s talk about that cover before we talk about the book. HOLY SH!T. I can’t even tell you how much I love it. Tech is d@mn hot! I’m a sucker for a nerdy guy and he pushes all my buttons!
I surprisingly loved having multiple POV’s in this book…getting more from God and Day and learning more about Tech, Steele and Free.
There is a lot going on in this book so I’m going to try to touch on all of it. I’m going to start with God and Day since they’re the guys that started all this! The opening scene reminds us of why we love these men. The emotions from this scene between God and Day just melt my heart. God made me a little mad when it came to planning his future with Day. I hate that he didn’t just talk to Day from the beginning but I loved how Day handled him…not letting God get away with shutting him out for too long. Of course they work everything out and get things done as they should.
I am so, so glad we FINALLY get more of Rick, Prescott and Blair…it seems like I’ve been WAITING FOREVER! Rick shows us why he earned the nickname ‘Bear’ but God straightens him out pretty quickly. God and Day’s solidarity when working with the trio is exactly what everyone needed to see.
I loved Ruxs and Green and their story so I was glad we got more of them here. Those guys are really pretty great.
Tech and Steele are perfect together. Steele is immediately enamored with the strong, brilliant Tech and it’s hard not to fall completely in love with these guys. I was a little surprised it took so long to see some of the effects of Steele’s military career…I thought it would have shown up pretty quickly. There were also a couple of scenes that were hinted at with these two that didn’t happen so I hope we see them a lot in the next book. There was mention of them sparring and of Tech taking Steele to Chen’s facility to show off his work. Neither of these things happened and I’d like to see them. I also would like to know more about Steele’s housing situation and how it relates to Tech. We didn’t get much of Tech and Steele in the field together but I’m assuming we’ll see more of that in Free’s book (at least I’m hoping).
We meet a new character – Free and see his potential love interest. Free’s had a bit of a hard life and is skittish but is attracted to Hart who is a big, gruff supposedly hetero alpha like God so that pair should be pretty amazing. I can’t wait for their book.
I’ve been clamoring for more Gen and Curtis which we get at the end of this book. It’s novella length and of course, I wanted a full novel for them. This short story was really good but only left me wanting more of them so I’m crossing my fingers we’ll see more at some point. Gen is a gentle giant that protects those he loves at all costs and we see how bada$$ he can be in this story. Curtis was a little heartbreaking and I’m glad he has Gen to be there for him. I also love seeing the Papa Bears come out when their little cub is threatened!
We get quite a few surprises in this book and hopefully I didn’t spoil any of them. Needless to say, I love this series and I loved this book. Definitely a must read.
About the Author
A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over fifteen years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great new up and coming MM authors.
A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.
A.E.’s writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
Now that she’s gotten over her 10 books published hump, she’s kind of known now for her hardcore, play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes, but she won’t push herself into a whole other genre. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.
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