Friday, July 21, 2017

Promises: Part 3 by A.E. Via Blog Tour

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.

A bounty hunter’s partners to lovers’ story.

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.

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Book 3
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He and Dana hadn’t had another opportunity to discuss anything private between them, but the tension hung over their heads like a dreary storm cloud. Both of them figured it was best to leave their personal shit out of the field since it was far too distracting. When they talked, when he looked into Dana’s soft, bedroom brown eyes, everything else around him seemed to fade away. That wasn’t the way a man hunted – by taking his eyes off his targets. But he knew the day was coming, and soon. He’d tell Dana how he felt and hoped he wouldn’t completely embarrass himself.

For now he’d make the best of his one day off. He had a million errands he had to run. Despite the hour, he texted Brian.

Ford: Going to the grocery store and to run errands. You coming?

Brian responded almost immediately. Of course his brother would check his messages, no matter the hour. Sure, bro. I’ll be ready at 9. How’d the surveillance go? Dana isn’t walking on the side of the road again is he?

Ford murmured a few curses under his breath. The guys were never gonna let him forget the day he kicked Dana out of his truck, during another one of their heated arguments, and made him walk all the way from Kirkwoods for almost thirty minutes before Brian got there to pick him up. That wasn’t one of his finer moments. Just another instance of him fighting his wants. He needed to talk to Brian soon about his predicament. He had no one else and his therapist told him it wasn’t good to let everything stay bottled up all the time. Ford trusted his brother completely, so he’d confide in him and seek his advice. Brian didn’t speak out loud, and he had a lot of trauma within his soul, but one thing those fucking Talibans couldn’t fuck with was his brilliance. He’d help Ford get this straightened out.

Stop fighting me. You want me, Ford. Look at me, look at my need for you,” Dana purred, rubbing his talented hands up and down Ford’s hairy chest while he hovered over him. He looked gorgeous. Ford pried his eyes open and feasted on the man’s striking face, he looked like he was glowing, floating above him. Then Ford suddenly felt the weight of Dana’s body on him.

“Unnnh,” Ford moaned loudly. He couldn’t fight it any longer. Yes, he did want him. “Don’t, brat,” Ford whispered painfully.

“Don’t what?” Dana was writhing all over him, his hard body a work of perfection, and Ford didn’t know where to put his hands first. God, he’d been wanting a feel for so long.

“Don’t stop,” Ford hissed when his cock was gripped tightly. “Dana. Oh, you bastard.”

Dana was still radiating that beautiful light and Ford wanted to bask in it forever. This was the first time he’d thought of forever. For the first time, the idea of Dana’s face being there when he thought of his future didn’t give him a stomach ache.

Dana lay beside him staring back at him. His brown eyes the color of a rich, smoky quartz, pleading so sweetly. “Let me in, Ford… let me in… Ford… let me in.”

Ford bolted upright in bed. The pounding on his front door stopped, then he heard a key turning in the knob. His brother letting himself in. Had to be Brian, because he was the only one with a key to his place. Shit, what time was it? Had he overslept? Thinking of what he was just dreaming about, no wonder his dick was making his underwear stick out like a teepee. He was so hard it hurt. He heard Brian making his way down the short hallway to his bedroom. Ford jumped out of the bed and hurried into the bathroom and closed the door. He hollered to his brother to make a pot of coffee and give him ten minutes.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

One thing to note right off the bat is that Dana is bi and there is some M/F sex in this book.

Dana and Ford have been in previous books, I think you would get more out of the story if you read the series in order. There is a slow buildup to these two guys getting together. When they get together though, it is on! Ford has never had sex with a man, so things start slow when it comes to them doing penetration. These two are great together and I wanted more of them and less of the bounty stuff this time. I seriously hope Brian's story is next, his scene in the club was H.O.T. and it broke my heart when the guy ran out. We all know what happened later in the book, but still, I NEED his story... and it better include Sway!!! All in all, a great addition to the series; we saw previous couples from the other books, which was good, so I am hoping we see more of Ford and Dana in the future.

I love a good partners-to-lovers romance! Working together as bounty hunters, the retired SEAL Lieutenant and the expert marksman are a formidable partnership. Outside of work, poor communication and frustrated sexual attraction have made Ford and Dana’s personal relationship almost impossible. I loved both Dana and Ford and I loved the chemistry between these two badass bounty hunters.

In this third book, Duke and Quick’s team of bounty hunters are back with another action packed hunt. I’ve been curious about Ford and his brother since they were first introduced and I loved learning more about their relationship. I also loved the snippets we get of Ford’s time as a SEAL in this story. All of the characters from previous books are back (even Dr. Chancy returns to perform more medical miracles far outside his nephrologist remit). There is an awful lot of suspended disbelief required to enjoy this series, but I can’t help but enjoy the action in each book.

At the start of this book, Dana and Ford are probably the least likeable of all the men we’ve seen so far. Dana can’t stand up to an obnoxious girlfriend. Ford is irritable and growly. But watching these guys work through their issues is as funny as it is hot. I’m not a massive fan of huge age gaps, but it works well between such well-matched partners. I loved the contrast between the confidence Dana and Ford have while working and the self-conscious awkwardness they experience when they try to connect socially and romantically. These two are very hot together but they have to get past a whole lot of anxiety first.

I enjoyed the way Brian’s story starts in this book. I’m assuming we’ll get the rest in the fourth book, but intertwining the two brothers’ stories works well. I was left wanting to know more about Ford and Brian’s time as SEALs – we get just enough to tease us in this book but not enough to fully understand the brothers’ complicated histories.

Also Available in the Bounty Hunters Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Promises: Part 1 Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Kobo  ~  Smashwords

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Promises: Part 2 Blog Tour.

A.E. Via is still a fairly new author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from spicy 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, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris.

While this is only her eighth novel, she has plenty more to come. So stalk her – she loves that - because the male on male action is just heating up!

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Promises: Part 3 (Bounty Hunter #3) by A.E. Via to read and review for this tour.

1 comment:

  1. The post and review are so nice, ladies. Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the guys so much!!


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