Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Here Comes Trouble
Author: A.E. Via
Series: Nothing Special #3
Heroes: Mark Ruxsberg (Ruxs) and Chris Green
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 298 Pages
Publisher: Via Star Wings Publishing
Release Date: November 28, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: 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 of 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.
Review: Again with the hot growly alphas! Whoa, doggy! This book was even better than the last, and dare I say, it had as much intensity as Nothing Special with God and Day. This can also be read as a stand alone, but you will be get much more enjoyment out of it by knowing the stories of the other characters.
Rux and Green are a force of nature, the enforcers of God and Day’s task force team. They’ve become best friends, spending almost all of their time together. After spending a night at God and Day’s and hearing them get down and dirty, Ruxs begins to question things about himself, his reaction to what he heard and his feelings towards Green. He tries to fight it, but being as close as they are makes things difficult. Green eventually realizes something is up with his BFF when things come to a pretty crashing head. Once these guys are on the same page, it is just about smooth sailing. Their easy going relationship returns, as does the banter and goofing around. But we have the addition of hot smex. I loved that even though Ruxs is the one pushing for it, he is reluctant when it comes to the actual sex. Green is the more experienced of the two, being bi, so it works out well for him to let Ruxs take the reins in the beginning.
Another aspect I really enjoyed here was the addition of Curtis. He is the young guy whom all of the team has basically taken under their wings after he was caught by God and Day trying to steal food. He had been taking care of his dying mother, so his circumstances were pretty grim. But, the men all kind of made him their PA, having him do all kinds of odd jobs that they didn’t have time for (dry cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.) in exchange for money so he could take care of his mom and continue going to school. Curtis became particularly close with Ruxs and Green, who end up getting custody of him after his mother’s death. He was a fabulous addition to this story, giving Ruxs, and especially Green, something to focus on besides their job and each other.
There is quite a bit of intensity in this as well, from the drug busts to the steamy sex. This story also pulls you in a bit more emotionally than the previous one. It is fast-paced and action packed with humor and steamy passion, all of which had me turning pages very quickly, keeping me riveted to the end. It was great to see more of the rest of the team as well. I was not ready to let these guys go just yet, and I’m super excited for the next one who I’m hoping will be about Curtis and God’s brother, Genesis.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*