Author: A.E. Via
Pages/Word Count: 296 Pages
At a Glance: Starts a bit slow, but picked up and then left me wanting more
Blurb: 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 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 was fine with them, they enjoyed 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.
Review: First off, I just want to say how much I love the cover of Here Comes Trouble. Secondly, A.E. Via is a new-to-me author. When I picked up this book for review and then discovered there were two other books in the series before this one, well, personally I’m not one who likes to read a book out of order, so I found and downloaded the other two and read them first. While Here Comes Trouble could technically be read as a standalone, I found that I enjoyed it more after reading Nothing Special and Embracing His Syn, so I was more familiar with the characters involved.
The romance between Ruxs and Green started off slowly, as friends and partners at work, but all it took was a nudge to take it one step further. That nudge being that ever since Ruxs spent the night at God’s and Day’s place, overhearing the two lovers making out upstairs, Ruxs had started to have guilty fantasies about his partner, Green. But, unbeknownst to Ruxs, Green had been with men before. He just never really acted on it once he was promted to God’s team.
As the two are dancing around each other, there are a couple of interesting developments in the storyline, apart from the relationship between Ruxs and Green, such as Ruxs’ relationship with his alcoholic, drug addicted mother. The woman really was a bitch, and there were a couple of times I just wished Ruxs would’ve just told her so and quit being so nice. Not to mention the need for Ruxs to attend a few Al-Anon meetings, because his mother really was a lost cause.
Then there was Curtis, who I was first introduce too in Nothing Special. I really enjoyed reading about what happened to this young man after God let him go after the store robbery. It seems like there may be a sequel with his story…maybe?
All in all, I really enjoyed Here Comes Trouble. Even though it started off a bit slowly, it wasn’t long after, when Ruxs and Green realized their attraction to each other, that it picked up. There were a couple of parts that had me barking out a laugh or two, too, especially during Ruxs’ first time.
I’m so looking forward to reading more from this series!
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