S.W.A.T Edition: His Hart’s Command (Belen’s Review)

Title: S.W.A.T Edition: His Hart’s Command (Nothing Special #6)
Author: A.E. Via
Publisher: Via Star Wings Books
Release Date: November 26th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
Page Count: 250 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


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.

There was quite a bit here for me to love in His Hart’s Command from the age gap between Hart and Free, to the so-sweet comfort Free gives to Hart after his abusive ex has destroyed his personal confidence and eroded his body image, to all the action, and best of all – getting to catch up with favorite past characters.

Lennox “Free” Freeman has had it bad for S.W.A.T. captain Ivan Hart since he first saw him. Hart has absolutely returned the interest but not done anything about it because he’s afraid of rejection. But with some help from their friends, and in between shoot outs, call outs, and running for their lives, the two manage to connect and find that they are able to offer each other everything they need and more.

Free vowed right then that he’d show Hart what it meant to be cared for, in whatever capacity he allowed him. If Hart wasn’t ready for anything serious, then Free would be his dearest friend until he was.

His Hart’s Command is such a good, fun, read! Action, lots of sexy times, some really terrific hurt/comfort elements, and a happy ending, with a glimpse at the next couple (and it looks good!).

Hart cleared his throat, “It’s just. I like it when you touch me like that. I’ve always wanted that.”
“You should know by now how much I love it,” Free said softly, noting how raw Hart’s voice sounded.
“I do know. I don’t doubt you anymore, Len. But when you did that just now…with the crumbs. You did it like it was something so simple, just chatting away, with no clue that you’re making me fall so damn hard for you.” Hart huffed a shaky breath, as if he was trying to keep himself together.

His Hart’s Command is the sixth book in the Nothing Special series and introduces new characters who make up a S.W.A.T. team who work closely with God and Day’s team of detectives in the Atlanta Police Department. While it’s part of the series and contains previously mentioned characters, it could be read as a standalone…but since I love this series I’m recommending you definitely pick up the others as well.

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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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