Here Comes Trouble – Nothing Special, Book 3*
*Note: Each book can be read/listened to independently as – while they are in chronological order – they follow different couples
Author: A.E. Via
Narrator: Aiden Snow
Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Themes and genres: Contemporary LGBT Romance, crime, gay, bisexual, friends to lovers
WARNING: Mature Content
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’s fine with them, they enjoy 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.
What I think of the book:
Here Comes Trouble is the third book in A.E. Via’s Nothing Special series. I recently listened to and reviewed Book 2– Embracing His Syn, and my review of this book will be pretty similar to what I wrote about that one.
There are no changes in the author’s writing style. We still get more romance than action and detective work, the characters are just as funny and sarcastic as before with good chemistry not only amongst the leads, but between the main characters and the rest of the cast. The banter is typical guys being guys humor, but I doubt I’d be the only woman to appreciate it.
Unfortunately, while what was right with the previous book is also present here, the things I’ve complained about are the same I’m having problem with in this book.
Number one: adjectives.
Occasionally (very, very occasionally), the author uses adjectives in a way that makes the book sound like it was written by someone in their early teens who’s just beginning to hone the craft of writing. It’s only a few times, but it sticks out like a sore thumb. I’m listening to a naughty scene, things are getting heated and then there’s this one phrase with this one odd adjective and… It ruins the mood for me.
Number two: injuries are still unrealistic, more specifically how fast everyone heals.
I’m blaming Hollywood for this one. They’ve been putting this in movies for so long that it’s gotten to a point where we expect the main characters to simply walk off a wound that would – in reality – land them in a hospital for at least a week before they are sent home to fully recover.
I know that this is fiction and there are some freedoms creatives take with the laws of physic and how biology works, but it’s a bit overboard in these books. Thankfully, like the odd adjectives, the injury scenes don’t happen often in the story.
Since my copy is an audiobook, I can’t end the review without at least mentioning the narration.
I usually avoid audiobooks because of the narrators, be it because they aren’t good at their job or because they are good, but don’t sound the way I imagine the characters to sound. However, Aiden Snow made me really enjoy listening to the previous book, and his narration of Here Comes Trouble is even better.
Who would I recommend this book to? If you enjoyed Book 2 – Embracing His Syn, you’d enjoy Here Comes Trouble. If you haven’t read or listened to the previous book, but are in a mood for Alpha males with a softer side to them, give Here Comes Trouble a try.
My rating for the book: (4.5/5 pairs of handcuffs)
My rating for the narration: (5/5 pairs of handcuffs)
Would I listen to this book again? Most likely.
Am I interested in other books by this author or narrator? Yes to both.
Where can you buy the book?
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Other books by this author and narrator that I’ve already reviewed:
- Embracing His Syn – Nothing Special, Book 2 by A.E. Via (This book can be read/listened to as a standalone | Contemporary LGBT Romance, crime, gay | Mature Content)
- Don’t Judge – Nothing Special, Book 4 by A.E. Via (This book can be read/listened to as a standalone | Contemporary LGBT Romance, crime, detective, bounty hunter, gay | Mature Content)
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