Author: A.E. Via
Page/Word Count: 270 Pages
At a Glance: I am really not sure anyone does alpha guys quite as well as A.E. Via.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: AN ENEMIES TO LOVERS STORY
Detective Austin Michaels didn’t think life could get any better after he was accepted into the most notorious narcotics task force on the East Coast, headed up by two of the baddest Lieutenants with the Atlanta Police Department – Cashel Godfrey and Leonidis Day.
Michaels knew he would fit right in as the team’s sniper, having received his fair share of commendations for marksmanship. He was just as badass as the rest of the twenty brothers that made up their team. But when Michaels lets their prime suspect get away from a huge bust with over a quarter of a million dollars in drugs, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it right.
Left with no other options, God chooses to bring in outside help, calling on his long-time friend and bounty hunter, Judge Josephson.
Judge was considered one of the best trackers during his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. After retiring, he used those skills to become one of the most sought out fugitive trackers in the country. When Judge gets a call from his old friend needing his help, he quickly tells God, yes.
Still embarrassed and intent to prove himself, Michaels immediately volunteers to partner up with Judge to get their suspect back quickly and quietly. Neither man wanted or needed a partner. But, after Judge and Michaels get on the road, the hate/lust relationship they quickly develop between them will either make them heroes… Or get them killed.
Review: So, I am all for sweet, romantic stories, but sometimes you just want something a little harder, a little dirtier, and A.E. Via is one of my go-to authors when this mood strikes. I am really not sure anyone does alpha guys quite as well as this author. There is also no doubt that if you have read anything by A.E. Via that even before you start it, you know it is going to be super-hot and sexy, and Don’t Judge is definitely that!
Michaels has watched the majority of his teammates pair off and fall in love, and being on the outside looking in at those relationships starts taking its toll. He becomes depressed and angry and starts to isolate himself from the group. He has the job he wants and loves, but wants the relationship that the others around him are enjoying.
Then there is Judge…who believes he is the complete opposite. He wants nothing to do with a partner in any sense of the word, and is definitely not thrilled when he finds out Michaels is going to be tagging along with him while he tracks down their suspect.
Watching the way these two went after each other, and the way they seemed to hate each other with a passion but ended up turning into a passion of a different kind, was thrilling. Seeing how Judge acted when they stopped off at his dad’s bar had me all mushy, and I just knew there was a sweet/soft center to all of that hardness.
I think one of the biggest reasons I have enjoyed each book in this series even more than the last is the incredible way that A.E. Via weaves the previous characters into the current story, so you don’t just get a new couple to fall in love with, but you feel like you are getting updates on all of your old loves at the same time.
Looking forward to even more to come from these guys!
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