Today we have a bit of a treat as Tams reviews A.E. Via’s Promises part 02, Tams review actually has A.E. questioning Tams on the main points of the story! <3
Title: Promises Part 2
Series: The Bounty Hunters
Author: AE Via
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Length: Novel (290 pages)
Publisher: Via Star Wings Publishing (March 20th 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 5 Hearts
Blurb: Roman “Quick” Webb is one badass bounty hunter on the crime-filled streets of Atlanta. He’s fearless when it comes to carrying out his dangerous job alongside his longtime best friend and business partner, Duke. However, there is one thing that has begun to cause Quick concern and it’s the dreadful thought of living out the rest of his life alone. Seeing his best friend and his son fall in love and sharing the special connection that only true soulmates can, has made him all the more aware of what’s lacking in his life.
Dr. Cayson Chauncey has been wildly attracted to the big, tattooed hunter for almost a year, ever since he performed the surgery that saved Quick’s best friend’s life. Cayson must’ve mistaken Quick’s gratitude for something more, because the one time he tried to make his desires known, he was harshly rebuffed and left on the man’s doorstep feeling stupid for hitting on an obviously very straight man.
Cayson never dated a man who was willing to come out of hiding and be with him. Now at almost forty, Cayson is intent on no longer being anyone’s dirty secret. Having experienced countless disappointments, and having taken a stand not to fall for any more tricks, Cayson is more than a little skeptical when Quick comes around asking for a second chance to prove himself. The gorgeous man had already made it clear that he was not interested in Cayson… or so he’d thought.
Dr. Chauncey stirred up Quick’s suppressed, most carnal desires from a place deep down inside of him. He’d reacted so badly the first time that now his sexy surgeon wanted nothing to do with him. It was going to take a fair amount of patience and a whole lot of wooing involved as Quick sets out to convince Cayson that he’s worth another chance and that he is the brave lover who Cayson has been looking for.
With a scorned ex and a very dangerous job thrown into the mix, Cayson’s happiness and all of Quick’s promises may not be as easy to keep as they’d hoped.
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Review: Roman Quick Webb may be a fearless Bounty Hunter, but watching his son Vaughn and his best friend Duke fall in love has caused one thing Quick fears to rise to the surface. Being alone. Quick has always known he was bi-sexual though he’s never really given himself a chance to explore the guy aspect of that sexuality. The shy, smart, sexy doctor that overseas Duke’s transplant care awakens feelings Quick long since thought went dormant.
Cayson Chauncey is a brilliant physician. He has put every ounce of his being into not only becoming a doctor, but becoming the best. His love life is on life support though. Quick has to eat crow and prove to Cays that he’s not the rude, brash bastard he first met. It is a learning experience for both of them. Through it all, there is a thorn that continues to poke and prod and Cays has to learn the hard way that mixing business and pleasure, probably not a good idea.
AE Via: What did you think of the plot of the story for Promises part 2?
Tams: I loved it actually. It was a different kind of take on the crazy ex mentality, I don’t want you but if I can’t have you, no one else can. The chapter where Duke and Vaughn show up right when Quick is about to show Cayson some self-defense movies was a lot of fun. Watching the three of them (Quick, Duke and Vaughn) and the way they interact was fun.
AE Via: Were there any holes in the story, or a lack of chemistry between the characters?
Tams: Not in my opinion. I think some people may read the book and perceive it as an insta-love story though. But when you factor in that it has actually been a couple of months that these two have been tip toeing around each other… well, Cayson has been tip toeing. Quick’s reaction to Cays dance was more like a bull in a China shop. Then factor in their undeniable chemistry, mutual and intense attraction to one another and the fact that they are both right around forty years old. Taking all that into consideration and I think that falling for each other was the next logical step, who cares how fast it happened?
AE Via: Did the story flow well?
Tams: Absolutely! The pace was steady from start to finish with a few twists and turns along the way.
AE Via: What was your favorite part of the story?
Tams: Watching Quick romancing Cayson. You could tell he was a little bit out of his element, but you could also tell that he wanted to convey the depth of his feelings for Cayson. There were a few awkward, uncomfortable moments, but the way they were written and resolved worked out perfectly for me. Also, there was an internal dialogue going throughout the story, from both men’s mindset, and I felt like it made the story more dramatic, gave it added depth, to listen to what Quick and Cays were thinking and feeling at any given moment.
AE Via: So, you’ve said the chemistry, connection and romance was there. What about passion?
Tams: Quick was slightly shockingly a very passionate lover. But then I am sitting here now thinking, he has always been passionate about his job, his relationship with his son, his friendship with Duke. Why wouldn’t that passion bleed over into his relationship with Cayson.
Overall I thought this book was even better than the first. In fact, I liked it so much; I want to read it again already. I enjoy the way Via can describe and relay human emotion in her characters and make the reader feel their pain and root for them to get their happy ever after. I highly recommend this read. While you could start with Promises book 1 and not be lost, if you haven’t read the Nothing Special series my suggestion would be to start there. The characters overlap and I think knowing who, what, where and when would make this series just that much more enjoyable if you start at the beginning.