Thursday, 19 January 2017

REVIEW: Nothing Special (Nothing Special, Book 1) by AE Via


Detective Cashel 'Cash' Godfrey is big, tattooed and angry so people typically keep their distance. He's fresh out of the police academy, however, no one is looking to partner with the six foot four beast with a huge chip on his shoulder and an inability to trust. When Cash scans the orientation room he wasn't expecting to find sexy hazel eyes locked onto him. Eyes of the handsome Detective Leonidis 'Leo' Day.

Leo is charming, witty, hilariously sarcastic and the only one that can make Cash smile. He’s proud, out and one bad-ass detective.

Together Cash and Leo become the most revered and successful narcotics detectives Atlanta’s ever seen. Able to communicate and understand each other, without even having to voice it, they quickly climb up the promotional ranks.

When Cash saves Leo's life in a raid that turns deadly, Leo begins to see something in the big man that no one else does…something special. But Leo fears he'll never break through the impenetrable wall that protects Cash's heart.

Nothing Special takes the reader through various emotions throughout the richly fulfilling plot that’s full of erotic gay romance, heartache, passion, trials and tribulations, police action scenes, and an intriguing twist that comes to an amazing ending that’s impossible to see coming.



(Originally posted on Goodreads)

Well, well, well…

This is a freebie gotten via instafreebie. At time of writing, bks 2-4 of the series are on sale on Amazon. AE is a new writer to me. Before I was ready to hand my hard-earned $ to AE for the rest of the series, I thought I’d check out the sample on this one. I’ve read GR friends’ reviews as well and there appears to be a consistent note to their reviews of the series. While none of the books are on point, the readers appear to be guaranteed smexy times at the very least. Ok then…

So there I was trying the sample on Amazon. Before I knew it, I was reaching for my copy to read the rest. By the end of the day, I finished it, wut?!?!

I’m sorry, but there are things that I definitely did NOT like about this.

I’m sorry, but I didn’t like that they went by God and Day. I thought I'd get used to it right from the start, but umm... I had to make sure sometimes that people are not just uttering expressions and are actually referring to God, as in Cash Godfrey. I had to make sure I pay attention to CAPS to ensure that it wasn’t just a description of someone’s day, that it was actually about Leo Day. I didn’t like that it would then switch to their first names. I didn’t like the errors that pop up every now and then. I didn’t like the cheesy lines. They’re both such girls sometimes. As much as they’ve been work partners and friends for a while, I didn’t like that the feeling that they went fr 0 to 60 with their I-love-yous. For a sec, I seriously thought I missed a chapter. I didn’t like how the drama played out with God’s family.


AE must’ve sprinkled some magical sh!t on those pages because I kept reading and reading and reading. Day is one hilarious dude when he’s not saying those flowery things. God and Day together, they’re funny and hot together. There’s an edge to their interaction that just made it more delish. And I actually enjoyed the pace of the story. And they’re hot together! Oh yah, I said that already *g* Oh, oh, there is this one scene towards the end, I was not prepared for that. Ok, not that I didn’t like it… *giggles*

With this interesting take I have on this book, did I still buy the rest of the series? Yes, yes I did. So that alone should still tell you something, right? While I couldn’t rate this book any higher, I still felt there’s more AE reads in my future… I think… I’m sure…


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