Sunday, January 4, 2015

Book Review: Here Comes Trouble (Nothing Special 3) by A.E. Via


Detectives Mark Ruxsberg and Chris Green are very good at their jobs. Being the enforcers for God and Day's notorious Atlanta PD Narcotics Task Force causes the crazy duo to get into more trouble than they can often get out of. The pair never misses out on an opportunity to drive their Lieutenants crazy with their dangerous, reckless, and costly stunts, landing them in the hot seat in front God... often.

Ruxs and Green love their jobs and they don't mind the very demanding schedule that leaves them little time for socializing or dating. It was fine with them, they enjoyed hanging out with each other anyway.

However, most of the men in their close circle of friends and colleagues are pairing off and settling down. God has Day, Ro has Johnson, and their Sergeant Syn has Furious.

For the past several years, Ruxs has only sought out the advice and company of one person, his partner and best friend Green, and vice versa. Both of these alpha males are presumed straight, but neither can deny the heat that's building in their once 'just friends' relationship.

Dani's rating:

Chris Green and Mark Ruxsberg have been partners for ages. Green is bi; Ruxs is bicurious and definitely hawt for his partner. When they hit the sheets, they tear the bed to shreds. I'm amazed the frame survived the assault.

I loved the tension and slow burn at the beginning, because once the guys got together (and it didn't take long), it was all Kiss Me and Fuck Me and Love Me galore.

And the lovin' was oh-so-damn good: lots of sucking and licking and rough playing and nipple pinching, and paragraphs like this one:

The thick rod pulsed against his walls right before Green felt an amazing warmth saturating him on the inside. His lover's come flooding his well-loved ass. It reminded him of a stomach being filled with cocoa on a cold winter's night. So satisfying and warm, full of comfort and so goddamn delicious.

Cause nothing says warmth and comfort like an ass full of cum.

I think I liked this book best out of the three. There was still unnecessary melodrama (especially with Curtis at the end), but overall the focus was on the relationship and, while we visit with the MCs from books 1 and 2, they do not take over the story (like God and Day did in book 2).

Via has a thing for shitty mothers who turn loving and pure. We had God's mom in book 1 who kicked him out of the house and shunned him for years, yet in this book is referred to as a "good Christian mom who raised her sons well." The hell?

Ruxs' mom and her druggie boyfriend are the main villains in this story. I will never understand how a strong man like Ruxs is willing to enable an adult woman to such a degree. I know boys love their mamas, but there's gotta be a limit.

I fully grant my son permission to kick me to the curb if I ever get high and attempt to kill him with a brick.

Curtis, the gang's 17-year-old adopted son who is closest to Green and Ruxs, is a main character but not a well-sketched one. He's portrayed as being brave, yet he often sounds and acts, and is treated, like a child. He's introduced as one of the MCs for a future book (along with blink-once-and-he's-your-boyfriend Genesis, God's little brother) in a not so subtle way.

There are still writing/editing issues galore in this book: random fragments, purple prose (see quote above), lack of commas, and more I can't bear to ponder. I wish Via would find a better editor, because these books are fun and have potential.

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