Don’t Judge (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: Don’t Judge (Nothing Special #4)
Author: A.E. Via and Aiden Snow (Narrator)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: July 24th 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


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.

This series has just blown me away. And it’s just even better in audio!

Aiden Snow has taken these characters from letters on a page and added so much depth, emotion, edge, agony and love. It’s unbelievable to me. And still, when the entire gang of God and Day’s team gets together, you can still pinpoint each distinct voice. Let’s be honest… he’s taken a hot story and given it lighter fluid.

A.E. Via proves, yet again, that she knows how to create two big, strong, beasts of men and turn them into love sick, lustful teddy bears behind closed doors who get heart eyes for dog treats and home cooked meals.

This story was full of emotion from both characters. Michaels definitely had a rage problem that he needed to work through and Judge had his own issues with his father dying, his dog aging and his own demons from the past. Not to mention the bounty they were hunting together all over Florida.

While this addition to the series took a little while to get into, it was well worth the ride. With lots of passion and chemistry, action and chase scenes and Day’s witty humor, you’ll enjoy the characters and the story and be eagerly awaiting the next of the series on audio like I am.

Nothing Special series

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Don’t Judge provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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