Nothing Special V

Nothing Special V
by A.E. Via

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 surprise him… surprise 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.


Day’s eyes glistened as he smiled up at him and God’s smile fell slowly. He was so in love. Christ. “My husband,” he whispered roughly, an edge of wonder to his tone, like life couldn’t be this amazing to him. “You are my husband, Leo.”
Day rubbed his calloused fingers over the course hairs of God’s goatee. “Yes.”
Day wasn’t sure how long they laid there holding each other, the magnitude of the day sinking into their souls. They were one now, but only officially. He and God had been connected for years. From the first day at orientation when they locked eyes across the room. Day had known, even then, that God was a man he wanted around him for a long time, in whatever capacity he could have him. But only in his dreams did he see this.
Day reached up and pulled the already slackened knot of God’s tie and removed it the rest of the way. He kept his eyes on God’s while he unbuttoned his shirt.
“Aren’t you supposed to go and slip into something sexy for me?” God questioned.
Day couldn’t stop the burst of laughter again. “What is going on with you? When did you learn all this traditional stuff?”
God shrugged. “It’s common knowledge.”
Day nodded, a sneaky grin on his face. “Okay. You put on something sexy and so will I.”
God rolled over and let Day get up. Their luggage had been brought to the room earlier that day by one of their guys, so Day grabbed his duffle bag and went in the bathroom, throwing a seductive look over his shoulder at God before he closed the door.
I’ll show him my sexiest outfit, God thought after Day closed the door.
God took off his suit, removed every stitch of clothing and laid across the bed amidst all those fucking flowers. Naked as the day he was he born. His sexiest outfit.

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Evette gives it 4 stars.: 4

What a great read! Sexy alpha cops, smart and snarky and so much heart. There is a bit of everyone from the series and introduces us to Steele and Tech’s love story.

God and Day- just so much swoony happiness!

I love that Steele is older. But still super confident after a moment of doubt. How he is able to forgive himself and create a future with so much hope. The chemistry that explodes and then goes on a slow burn with Tech-wowza! No high angst (yay!) but Steele goes after his man and they both find their bit of happy.

I felt like singing “I’m and big kid now” several times for Tech and enjoyed his added confidence.

Having the team come together, stronger with the new members, can’t wait for more.

A few detractions for me:

Editing errors were very distracting- yes I could figure them put, but it definitely caused pauses in the flow.

The whole Preston, Ric, Blair drama. Just why? Seemed a waste of a story arc.

The story wandered between the case and court time, and the timeline was a bit confusing. Had to go back and read to make sure I didn’t/wasn’t missing anything.

Absolutely adored the mini story with Genesis and Curtis!

About A.E. Via

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A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children. Adrienne Via has tons of more stories to tell, but she really would like to hear yours. Via Star Wings Books is currently accepting submissions for established and aspiring LGBTQ authors.

Visit my site to learn more! Go to A.E. Via’s official website for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, VSWB submissions, and where she’ll appear next

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4 Stars for the series!

I am not sure I can pick a favorite couple. Each book was exciting and so damn hot! I enjoyed the family that God and Day created within their team. Nothing better than finding your place in the world.

Each story focused on a couple, but includes all the rest of the team. Syn and Fury burned the brightest, God and Day so much swoony yum, Michaels and Judge made me cry, Ruxs and Green made me laugh and warmed my soul. Smart, funny and snarky- what more could I ask for? Love this made family and all of their drama.