IT’s ABOUT THAT TIME AGAIN!
I’m so happy to be back with the next installment from my Nothing Special series. It’s been a while since I visited with my guys and let me tell you it was one helluva ride they took me on. This title has all the guys you love from the previous stories and some new that I’m sure you’ll adore. Which can make this title stand on its on. Since my last two novels, my alpha lovers have asked for more action and hotter romance. I hope I delivered.
I’m doing a guest post on each stop of my limited tour and each one WILL BE DIFFERENT. I never know what to talk about or say for a post – not wanting to do the usual – so I’m gonna talk about my many experiences I had over the several months of writing this book. Some will be funny quips, cute tales, people I spoke to, emotions I experienced, etc.
What I wanna talk about on Love Unchained Book Reviews today is how I tried to learn how to cook while in the midst of writing a book. I know. Not a brilliant idea. Sometimes I’m in my office for so long, and so many days at a time that I’ll go days without cooking. Don’t make the mistake of thinking I’m a horrible mom to my practically grown teens. I let them order take out whenever they ask. LOL. But typically the hubby cooks. Anyway. Thought I’d surprise him and have dinner cooked when he got in. Even the kids were shocked. The meal looked nice – my mini meatloaf patties (don’t ask) – if I may say so myself. It was the tomato paste I spread on top that ruined it. I was so close to making a half-way edible dinner. I’ve learned to accept that you have to stink at something. And mine is being creative in the kitchen. Neither of my MCs could cook either. (tehehehe. See how I did that).
Thank you for listening and thank you so much for stopping by. Definitely leave me a comment below on your thoughts, (SO CAN YOU COOK? Or if you’re like me… what’s the last dish you destroyed?), and enter a chance to win some of the kickass prizes that correlates with my computer-guru, MC. That means sweet gadgets.
Author A.E. Via
Title: Nothing Special VI (SWAT Edition)
His Hart’s Command
Series: Nothing Special
Edited by: Sue Laybourn
Cover Artist – Jay Aheer
PAGE COUNT – 250
Official Release Date: November 30, 2018
Lennox Freeman (Free) is one of the best hackers in the world which has caused him to spend most of his life on the run. Never able to put down roots, he couldn’t trust anyone not to take advantage of him, even his own family. If it wasn’t for his best friend, Tech, shielding him, Free’s father would’ve sold him and his skills to the highest bidding crime family when he was still a student at MIT. Free owed Tech his life; so when his friend called for him to come to Atlanta to work with him, he couldn’t say no. However, he wasn’t expecting the overprotective group of detectives that made up Atlanta PD’s most notorious task force. And he certainly wasn’t prepared for the large-and-in-charge SWAT Captain that was responsible for their safety.
Ivan Hart has lived and bled one creed all of his life: To Serve and Protect. His intense focus and determination in law enforcement has led him to finally commanding his own team. He’d worked hard to put together a squad of badasses capable of backing up a very dangerous team of detectives. Being God and Day’s last line of defense came with a lot of responsibility that he took very seriously.
After his divorce was final Hart turned right around and remarried his job. He had his good friends there in the office with him every day, so it was easier to ignore the few quiet hours he spent at home alone each night. He’d settled well into his new routine and was comfortable with it. Then God decided to disrupt everything by hiring another tech specialist for his department. A man whose brains, trendy looks, and voice would leave Hart tongue-tied and captivated at their first introduction.
Free quickly awakens a passion in Hart that he long thought was dead. An attraction he didn’t know existed. He couldn’t fathom that the sexy cyber genius could be interested in an over-sized, big-bearded brute that served criminals the bottom line for a living. No matter what his best friend, God said.
A future with Hart could be potentially dangerous and often times full of terrifyingly close calls; but little did he know that so could falling for the most hunted hacker in the world. All Lennox Freeman wants in life is security, love and protection… Hart had all that to give and more.
This novel is a part of a series and contains previously mentioned characters, but CAN BE read as a standalone. No cliffhangers.
“So, Cap. What exactly did you do for Ms. Maryanne last night that made her so damn appreciative?” Fox asked him.
Hart didn’t bother to look at his lieutenant. He was sure Fox had that annoyingly sly smile on his face, and he wasn’t in the mood to slap it off. “You’re all animals, including you, Dinah.”
“Hey. I didn’t ask the stupid question, Fox did. But, inquiring minds do wanna know,” his sergeant chimed in. Dinah was a beautiful black woman with long black and blonde dreadlocks that she kept pulled up into a large, complex bun at the base of her neck. She was a gorgeous scorpion with a vicious sting. And Hart fully relied on her and his lieutenant to help him manage a high-demand SWAT team.
“Inquiring minds? More like nosy minds wanna know. Trifling minds wanna know. Crass minds wanna—”
“Oh come on. We’re not any of those things,” Fox said from the rear. “But, you can’t expect a woman to confess those kinds of sentiments in front of all of us and we not ask about it.”
“True. You were in her boudoir for a long time, Cap.” Dinah chuckled, pushing the diesel truck hard down the interstate.
“‘Boudoir’?” Hart laughed.
Dinah rolled her brown eyes, “You know what I mean. In her bedchamber.”
“I wasn’t in her boudoir or freakin’ chamber. I was in the witness’s room comforting her.”
A loud round of cheers and “ohs” followed.
“Sometimes I wonder how old you all are,” Hart grumbled. “I didn’t mean that kind of comfort.”
“She sure was comfortable putting her hands on you,” Fox added.
“He’s so big and cuddly,” Dinah said, trying to reach over and squeeze his shoulder.
“Okay, enough. Just get us home safely, Dinah,” Hart ordered. He knew his team was giving him shit, they often did, but he didn’t want to joke about what had happened last night.
The woman had recently lost her husband and child. He’d provided her with nothing more than a friendly ear and a shoulder to weep on. The trial was over and she’d needed a long, cathartic cry. It hadn’t been until Maryanne had wept herself to sleep on his chest that he’d finally pulled the covers over her and slipped out of there at four in the morning. He’d ignored the disapproving glances he’d gotten from the two agents posted outside her door as he made his way back to his team’s area of the safe house.
Dinah pulled the truck into the station’s underground garage a little after ten a.m. They were all exhausted from having been up most of the night, then traveling for the last five hours. But, there was no rest for the weary. They had to get all their gear catalogued and stored in their armory. Get showered and be back in uniform and at their desks, ready to report. Then the commander would make his way over and demand an immediate debriefing. All this was to be done before he’d even be allowed to eat breakfast. It was the life of a SWAT officer.
His team came through the precinct doors, still in full gear with their special operations assault rifles laid across their chests. The bullpen came alive with shouts as fists pounded on desks, and chairs squeaked as the precinct stood to welcome them back. Hart nodded at a lot of the officers as they made their way to the elevators, even accepted hugs from a few of the female staff.
“Glad you guys are back, Hart!” Captain Myers called from his office. “Damn good job out there.”
More cheers rose from the officers.
A.E. (Adrienne) Via has been a best-selling author in gay romance for five years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay lit for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this beautiful genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple of 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 me. 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 play rough and love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, I do like to push myself to step out of my comfort zone and explore with different tropes, but I never push myself into a whole other genre. I’m head over heels for gay romance and I have tons of more hot stories to tell.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This series is by far one of my favorites – for a lot of reasons – and this 6th book (but the 1st SWAT edition) definitely did not disappoint. To see a big brute of a man like Hart struggle with self-esteem and image issues was, well, different and refreshing (sorry Hart). With God and Day, Syn, Ruxs & Greene all so alpha, cocky and confident, it was a breath of fresh air to see a man just as big, just as alpha, just as strong as the others and yet worn down by years of verbal abuse. And Free, who has both confidence and his own hidden issues, was simply beautiful. Together they could light fire to the sheets but also balanced each other out so perfectly, reading this was like watching a perfectly choreographed ballet or listening to an incredible symphony. So many pieces, so many parts, so much chaos that somehow melds together into something amazing.