Tuesday, July 11, 2017

AE Via Promises 3

Today I have the great pleasure of sharing my review of A.E. Via's Promises 3, the third novel in her Bounty Hunter's series, featuring Dana and Ford's story. Read on, then go pick up your copy if you haven't already. And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest for one of three signed copies!


Complicated. The men in A.E. Via's Bounty Hunter series definitely fit in that category. They are exactly what they seem like on the surface: Badass Bounty Hunters with special skills that including beating down anyone dumb enough to take them on. Dana and Ford are no exceptions to this, but just like with the other men on the team, there's a whole lot more going on.

To me, Ford is fighting far more baggage as he faces the desire he has for Dana. He's lost a lot in his life, but he'd do it all over again because he saved his brother, the one man he'd sacrifice everything for. But someone else is creeping into his heart, and he isn't sure he can handle that.

Cue Dana. By and far, Dana feels like the character in the story who has the least baggage, though his life has been no picnic. He's never let that stop him, overcoming many obstacles to become the best at what he does. Dana's a marksman, and he never misses his target.

Of course, Dana has to get past the fact that he has a girlfriend, that Ford thinks he's straight, and the inevitable complication of working with the man he wants to work over all night long. I loved Promises 3, giving it a solid 4.5 on the 5 star scale, though I'm even more eager for Brian's story as he always steals a bit of the show when he pops up in the books.

Author A.E. Via
Title:  Promises Part 3
Edited by: Tina Adamsk
Cover Artist – Jay Aheer
Release Date: June 30, 2017

A bounty hunter’s partners to lovers’ story.
The hunt is on… and he’s the prey.

Bradford (Ford) King was sure he had the rest of his life mapped out. Though he was no longer a SEAL Lieutenant, his brother was home safe and he had a job that still allowed him to satisfy his hunger for hunting bad guys. Life was simple, no distractions or complications – at age forty-six – that’s all Ford wanted. What he didn’t want was his work partner, sniper/watchman, Dana, giving him s**t all the time. 

Dana Cadby had grown up labeled a roughneck from the wrong side of the tracks. He’d fought, scrounged, and survived despite a father that constantly told him he couldn’t. Dana pulled himself up by his own boot straps and made a name for himself in the marksman community. He’d been Duke’s bounty watchman for five years. It was his job to ensure their safety, watch their backs. At thirty-three, he was trusted, well respected by his peers, his bosses, his friends… so why couldn’t he earn the same respect from his partner? 

Dana knew he was bisexual before he graduated high school. He also knew he was attracted to the huge, 6’3”, SEAL from the moment he and his brother came to join their team. It wasn’t easy for him to tamp down his immediate reaction to Ford’s thick muscles, full beard, and dark eyes. Still, Dana exhibited nothing but professionalism towards him, not wanting to make his ‘straight’ partner uncomfortable. 

After Dana took back his ex-girlfriend, he’d noticed an intensification in Ford’s bad attitude. One that turned aggressive and downright antagonistic, and Dana was damned if he’d just lay down and take it. He was gonna make that man respect him if it was the last thing he did. 

When Duke sends Dana and Ford out to track down their most dangerous bounty yet, they both embrace the fact that they make one hell of a team… but they fight tooth and nail against the powerful intimacy brewing between them. 
Beware: When Ford and Dana connect, no fugitive can hide from the hunter and his watchman.

This story is a part of a series but can stand alone. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has a HEA. 
Disclaimer: This book is about MM romance, albeit there is a very brief MF scene.

Amazon Link:  https://goo.gl/KQ32Uz

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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 has tons of more stories to tell, so be sure to visit her site to learn more! Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com  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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Dana tossed his napkin into his empty plate. He waved to the server for the check since Jessica appeared to be finished with her food.

“Oh, wait. I wanted another glass of wine. It’s been a day, sweetie.”

“I’m ready to go, Jess. It’s been a fucked-up day for me too, ya know.” Not that you asked. “I wrestled with a three-hundred-pound man today. I’m really tired.” Dana turned his mug up to down his last gulp when he was hit hard in the center of his back by a hand heavy enough to leave a bruise. Most of his beer flew out his mouth from the surprise impact, jerking him forward so hard the table rattled. Jessica gasped, her eyes lurching upwards at the hulking figure behind him. Dana knew who the fuck it was.

“My fault. Just wanted to say bye,” Ford grumbled. He clamped his thick hand down on Dana’s shoulder and squeezed, but Dana didn’t give him the satisfaction of the pained grunt that threatened to escape his clenched mouth. “You two have a good night.”

Ford walked away, Brian right behind him. Brian gave Dana a quick nod and kept moving. The few people gathered near the door hurried out of their path. One guy even stopped to hold open the door for them. 

“Well that was childish and uncalled for,” Jessica said, looking repulsed and offended. “Are you okay, sweetie?”

“Of course, I’m fine.” Dana kept his growl low. He wiped the beer off his chin with the back of his hand, glaring at Ford’s broad back. Motherfucker. 

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