Nothing Special V (Nothing Special #5) by A.E. Via #mm #review @AuthorAEVia

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The boys are back and fiercer than ever!

“We were a unit tonight, moving as one. Even apart, we are deadly, but when combined – we are f**kin’ unstoppable.” ~~ God ~~

Atlanta’s notorious narcotics task force is at it again. They are stronger, bigger, and better than ever. Especially when a city councilman sends RECON Marine, Edwin Steele – who’s been blacklisted from his Oakland department – to join the team. God and Day weren’t recruiting. They have a lot on their plates, like the fact they’re supposed to be getting married soon. They don’t have the time or the patience to integrate a decorated war hero with a slight chip on his shoulder into their well-oiled machine.

A hothead that’s uncontrollable and terrible with authority… but wasn’t that their team motto?

Steele was ready to hang up his shield. He was done fighting with bigoted bastards that couldn’t respect the job. He was good at fighting; he just needed the right team to fight with. When his uncle – City Councilman, Rasmus Steele – shows him a video of God’s team in action, he knows right away, it’s where his nephew belongs in order to restore his faith.

Steele pointed to the driver, a behemoth of a man wielding those massive firearms like a true beast… like a soldier. “And him. Who the hell is he?”

“That’s your new boss. Lieutenant Cashel Godfrey… they call him… God.”

Steele was skeptical about his new placement, but when he meets God’s technology specialist/computer genius, “Tech,” he’s willing to give it his all, and he definitely shows and proves.

Tech is stunning. His sweater vest and khakis, a stark contrast to the blue-jeaned roughnecks he works with. A beautiful sheep amongst the wolves. Steel thinks there’s no way the brilliant man would be interested in a hardhead like him, but Tech has a few badass hidden talents of his own and manages to fool him… fool all of them.

This story is a part of a series but can stand alone. It does not end on a cliffhanger and has a HEA. There are no multiple pairings in this novel.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14A-nony-mouseTAG

This was a difficult book to give a rating to. Because, first of all, I loved it. It gave us a look at most of the guys, put us in the front seat for God and Day’s Day, and introduced us to Steele and Tech. However, it wasn’t one complete story and the majority of the action took place in the first half to two-thirds of the book, leaving the last third squandering for something to do.

Like I said, difficult to rate. But what it comes down to for me is that Steele and Tech’s story never truly had its day. They met, had insta attraction, Tech got his ‘chance’ with the team, and then… we never got to see Tech in the field training and his and Steele’s relationship go further. Or see them grow as characters. Instead, we got a small amount of drama about Prescott, which did not seem to fit with the entire rest of the story – it just popped out of nowhere and had nothing to do with the team’s cases or bad guys and then was done within a very short span of time. However, it did give us our first introduction to Free, who I can hardly wait to get to know more.

I hope in the next book that Free and Hart will have a full story line. That’s what I missed in this book that was in her other books in the series. The couple had bad guys to fight and an overarc that was seen to and while it brought in the other characters, the storyline mostly focused on them and the bad guy. In this book, the overarc was God and Day and it felt like Steele and Tech got lost in the awesomness that is God – because when God’s in the room, do you see anyone else?

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