Thursday, April 22, 2021

Nothing Special VIII: SWAT Ed.: Fox & Bull by A.E. Via Blog Tour

Nothing Special VIII: SWAT Ed.: Fox & Bull by A.E. Via Blog Tour

A fox can set many traps to catch his target—but this one only needs one to catch his.

Dominic “Bull” Walker is used to the simpler things in life. Give him his own land to work, a strong horse, and twelve hours of daylight, and he is a contented man. But when someone threatens to take away the successful ranch that took him two years to rebuild, he’ll accept any help he can get to defend it.

Mandel “Fox” Tucker is a sixth-generation SWAT soldier. It’s embedded in his bones to protect and serve his community. So when he gets word of the vandalism occurring on the Walker Ranch, he quickly volunteers the free time he has, thanks to his recent suspension.

The brief visit Fox had with Bull four months ago had been a contentious—but powerful—encounter. Therefore, he’s not surprised when he shows up on his doorstep unannounced and has to pull out some of his best tricks to get past the six-foot-four, stubborn Texan.

Fox is only there to safeguard what’s most important to Bull. But being on the ranch brings an awareness to him that he embraces with both hands. Nature, peace… love—things he never found in the city.

This book contains the love story of two new characters. It is a part of a series but can be read as a standalone.
There are no multiple pairings or sharing. Ends in a very HEA.

Trigger Warning: Mild police violence. Scenes are not graphic.

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in the Nothing Special series!
For book four, Don’t Judge, click HERE.
For book five, Nothing Special V, click HERE.
For book seven, Ex Meridian, click HERE.


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Nothing Special VIII: SWAT Ed.: Fox & Bull by A.E. Via

Book 8
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“Hey," Fox said, staring up at him. “I’m going to find who did this… and when I do… I’m going to make ’em pay.”

Bull realized Fox was almost standing on top of him they were so close. But his aura exuded protectiveness and power that Bull needed whether he wanted to admit it or not. “I haven’t made any enemies, Fox. I’m not that kinda man. I don’t go looking for trouble.”

“You don’t have to, Bull. Sometimes trouble comes looking for you.” Fox nodded towards the house where a couple of Bull’s maintenance workers were tacking plywood over the missing window. “Let’s go inside and eat breakfast, then we can work out what you’re gonna tell your employees.”

“What do you mean?”

“Like. I don’t want you to tell anyone I’m a cop. Not yet anyway. It’s best to let people feel comfortable around me, and no one is ever comfortable talking to a detective,” Fox said. “We’ll just say I’m here doing land surveys. No one really knows what those guys do in that line of work. I think their job is to just walk around on land. Besides, you don’t want a small town spreading gossip that you got a detective snooping around your place of business.”

“That would definitely turn people off from bringing their kids around here. I can’t afford to lose any business right now. Especially during the cold season,” Bull said gravely.

“Then let’s hope it doesn’t take me long.” Fox put his hand on Bull’s shoulder and squeezed, the firm, reassuring touch reaching him even through his thick black Carhartt coat.

“Yeah. Let’s hope,” Bull muttered as he followed Fox back to the house because there was nothing else he could do. He’s only been here a few minutes, and he’s already talking about hurrying up. If that wasn’t enough for Bull to get his head out of the clouds, he didn’t know what would be. At thirty-three, Bull was in the settling-down phase of his life. And men like Fox were not catchable.



Do that again… and you’ll find out the hard way that I don’t like to be snuck up on. Fox glared at the unwanted man at his back. I do the fucking sneaking.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I enjoy this author and this series. This book wasn't my favorite, nor was it my least favorite. Fox and Bull are good together. The banter is great; who doesn't love the back-and-forth antics sometimes? Hot cowboy, sexy SWAT member, what's not to like? This book drew me in from the start and I read it in one night. There are a few inconsistencies and whatnot, but I still enjoyed the story and the couple themselves.

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M Romance

Fox is amazing at what he does, but sometimes the higher ups like to make examples of people. And because Fox is normally the trigger man, he gets the brunt. When an op goes according to plan, but bystanders want their moment of glory, Fox will move to Bull’s ranch to help him figure out what’s going on with the sabotage on his ranch.

Bull has thought about Fox since he was last out here. But Bull has a job to do and when someone threatens his family, he’ll endure having Fox stay at the ranch with him and fight the lust that threatens to consume him.

These two have a great friendship and I think that’s why their romance works. I enjoyed the banter among them and the push-pull beginning.

While I enjoyed the romance and the mystery, this story just didn’t have a ton of heat for me and it was very predictable.

Overall, an enjoyable, fun, quick read that will make you want to head to a ranch for some fun!



Author Bio

A.E. VIA has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for six years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay literature for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great, new up and coming MM authors.

A.E. has a
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her. Writing.

novels embody everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

She’s recently celebrated her 20th book anniversary, and is well-known for her hardcore, love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.

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Bull’s smell was a heady combination of scents that shouldn’t stimulate Fox but did. Like horses, hay, coffee, and cold winter mornings.


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