Nothing Special V (Belen’s Review)

Title: Nothing Special V (Nothing Special #5)
Author: A.E. Via
Publisher: Via Star Wings Books
Release Date: December 12th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Page Count: 360 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


The boys are back and fiercer than ever!

“We were a unit tonight, moving as one. Even apart, we are deadly, but when combined – we are f**kin’ unstoppable.”
~~ God ~~

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. God and Day weren’t recruiting. They have a lot on their plates, like the fact they’re supposed to be getting married soon. They don’t have the time or the patience to integrate a decorated war hero with a slight chip on his shoulder into their well-oiled machine.

A hothead that’s uncontrollable and terrible with authority…but wasn’t that their team motto?

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 pointed to the driver, a behemoth of a man wielding those massive firearms like a true beast… like a soldier. “And him. Who the hell is he?”

“That’s your new boss. Lieutenant Cashel Godfrey…they call him… God.”

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 fool him…fool all of them.

This story is a part of a series but can stand alone. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has a HEA. There are no multiple pairings in this novel.

Fans of the series won’t be disappointed with this installment in the series. We get back front and center with God and Day’s squad and get to meet a couple of new members as well. There’s a lot of action right from the start, which helps to make this a real page turner. I stayed up until 3:30 AM in order to finish it because I didn’t want to put it down!

Told from multiple POV, the story follows God and Day through their nuptials, as well as new team member Steele, who is immediately taken with Detective Shawn “Tech” Murphy, the team’s technology genius.

Though there is some miscommunication between God and Day, they eventually get their Happily Ever After – and I’m not ashamed to say, there were a few sniffles on my end as I read about their perfect-for-them wedding.

Their friends and family stood and clapped for them while they embraced and quietly spoke promises in each other’s ears. Promises of love and fidelity. Trust and honesty. Day believed every word God said. Knew he was safe with this man, always had been, and always would be.

I loved getting to see Steele and Tech’s relationship unfold, getting to check in with all the guys, meet new characters, and see a sneak peak into the next couple (Free and Hart? Yes, please!). I also loved the bonus chapter with Genesis and Curtis!

This felt like a love letter to fans from Via. There’s action, romance, passion, a little bit of a mystery, and a strong sense of what’s still to come.

This series isn’t done. Not by a long shot, and I’m excited to get to the next story!


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Galley copy of Nothing Special V provided by Via Stars Wing Books in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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