Series: Bounty Hunters Series, Book 4
Author: A.E. Via
Narrator: Aiden Snow
Listening Length: 11 hours and 3 minutes
Audio Release: 03.11.20
Brian King was honorably discharged from the United States Navy five years ago. He’d left with the highest honors a man can receive in his country, but he’d paid the ultimate price to earn them. He’d returned home with all his limbs, his right mind, and with his only brother Ford, at his side. But, one thing had been lost, maybe for good…his voice.
Now, being a bounty hunter is Brian’s only means to satisfy his need to calculate, track, and capture. He missed companionship, he missed communicating. So, when he met Sway Hamilton – in the most unconventional means – he’d been surprised at his special way of understanding Brian’s every look…and touch.
Sway grew up in the rough part of ATL, trailing behind his twin brother Stanton and his best friend, Dana. He and his brother had a bond only twins could understand. So when Stanton’s life was taken during their sophomore year in college, Sway didn’t think he’d ever recover. However, Sway knew there was more to life than heartache.
Sway has to learn to trust in love, and Brian has to believe that Sway will always understand him even if he never speaks again.
“So. You drive the hottest black car I’ve ever seen. You wine and dine. You build and create.” Sway glanced around the kitchen and out of the large window. “You seem to be doing okay for yourself. And, you hunt down bad guys at night.” Sway smirked and gave Brian a hot leer. “It’s like I’m on a date with Batman.”
Brian almost choked on his wine. He remembered Sway having a type of masculine sass to him, but he didn’t remember him being hilarious. Brian had to be careful around him. He smiled broadly, his face feeling strange for stretching that wide.
Sway gave him a teasing grin and went back to eating. His plate was almost clean except for a few string beans and a couple of bites of fish. His eyes were still on his plate when he confessed, “I like to make you smile, Brian.”
Brian’s heart might’ve stopped. He felt his nostrils flare because what he heard was Sway felt good pleasing him. “I like that you can. Some people don’t think so, but I don’t mind smiling.”
“You wear that look well,” Sway said quietly.
4 0f 5 Stars
I originally read this ebook in March 2018 and it is my favorite of this series so when it was released on audio, I immediately knew I’d want to listen to it. As I’ve said before, Mr. Snow is perfect for all these characters!
I’ve been waiting for Brian’s book for what seems like forever! I was dying to find out more about him! This book is more relationship-driven than hunter-driven although there is a couple of ‘hunts’ that happen. During one of the ‘hunts’ we get cameo appearances by some of the Nothing Special guys which I don’t think would make sense without having read those books.
Sway and Brian are pretty perfect together when they can get out of their own way. Sway is afraid to enter a meaningful relationship because he’s too afraid to love and lose. Brian is extremely sensitive and surprisingly vulnerable about his mutism because he is dismissed or made fun of by most men. They have off the charts sexual chemistry. Sway ‘reads’ Brian well…like they’ve known each other forever. He sees and understands Brian in a way no other has. There isn’t a lot of angst between them…just a couple of bumps along the way that are sorted quickly.
My favorite scene hands down is when they get dressed in formal wear…I think my heart stopped for a minute. There are a couple of other powerfully emotional scenes that I don’t want to spoil but will stick with me.
Ford surprised me in this one…he selfishly wants Brian to talk again so he feels better about Brian’s recovery. Ford put unnecessary pressure on Brian and I really think it slowed Brian’s process. There were a couple of side characters that were nasty and I could have done without them.
My only complaint is the length…this one seemed needlessly long and I skimmed a couple of scenes. This is probably my favorite of the series but it looks like we’ll have more coming in the future.
About the Author
A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for six 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.
A.E.’s novels 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.
She’s recently celebrated her 20th book anniversary, and is 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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