Title: Don’t Judge (Nothing Special #4)
Author: A.E. Via
Publisher: Via Star Wings
Release Date: June 26th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance
Page Count: 364 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
AN ENEMIES TO LOVERS STORY
Detective Austin Michaels didn’t think life could get any better after he was accepted into the most notorious narcotics task force on the East Coast, headed up by two of the baddest’ Lieutenants with the Atlanta Police Department – Cashel Godfrey and Leonidis Day.
Michaels knew he would fit right in as the team’s sniper, having received his fair share of commendations for marksmanship. He was just as badass as the rest of the twenty brothers that made up their team. But when Michaels lets their prime suspect get away from a huge bust with over a quarter of a million dollars in drugs, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it right.
Left with no other options, God chooses to bring in outside help, calling on his long-time friend and bounty hunter, Judge Josephson.
Judge was considered one of the best trackers during his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. After retiring, he used those skills to become one of the most sought out fugitive trackers in the country. When Judge gets a call from his old friend needing his help, he quickly tells God, yes.
Still embarrassed, and intent to prove himself, Michaels immediately volunteers to partner up with Judge to get their suspect back quickly and quietly. Neither man wanted or needed a partner. But, after Judge and Michaels get on the road, the hate/lust relationship they quickly develop between them will either make them heroes… Or get them killed.
Book four in the Nothing Special series.
I enjoyed this installment (far more once I received the edited version).
The first half of the book was a little slow for me and contained a big pet peeve in a romance novel: on page sex with someone else. However! Neither of the MC’s had met, so it wasn’t any kind of deal breaker, but I did wince through it.
Once the guys do get together the action and the sex quickly ramps up. Personally though, it was the last half of the book that clinched it for me:
- Judge leaving for his father’s deathbed, Austin almost being killed, then his self destruction, and ultimately Judge returning to fix what he broke.
And the ending? Wow. LOVED the epilogue. It just made me sigh and my heart go gooey.
And we’re getting another in the series…YAY!!