Series: Bounty Hunters #1
Author: A.E. Via
Genre: M/M Romance
Published: October 17, 2015
Duke Morgan owns and operates one of the largest bail bond companies in Atlanta. Not only does he bond criminals out of jail, he and his notorious group of bounty hunters will also track them down and ensure they show up for court. Roman ‘Quick’ Webb is Duke’s business partner and best friend. Both men are in their forties and have given up on the happily ever after with the ranch-style home, and white picket fence. They’d both tried it and failed miserably. But they have their friendship and they have the business. When Quick’s son, Vaughan Webb returns – after seven years - from studying abroad with his law degree in hand, he’s back to claim what he’s always wanted…his fathers’ best friend… Duke Morgan. Vaughan has always claimed to be a classic gentleman with an old soul. He didn’t party and screw up in school like his buddies. He was focused and dedicated to becoming the man worthy of Duke’s love. It’s a complex and messy situation as Duke and Quick figure out how to still be best friends when one of them is sleeping with his friend’s one and only son. But when Duke is hurt on the job, all the unimportant trivialities fall to the wayside and Vaughan and Quick put their heads together to save Duke. Part I of the Promises story is about Duke and Vaughan. Part II will be about Quick and his realization that it’s not too late for any of them to find love.
While I was prepared for the ride this book would take me on, it completely surprised me with the complete roller-coaster of emotions it takes you on.
Vaughan has been in love with Duke since he was a teenager but as Duke is his father's best friend he has been off limits. He wants to prove to Duke that he is no longer Quick's kid but that he is the man Duke wants and needs. Duke is a tough bounty hunter, rough around the edges and confident but around Vaughan he becomes incapable of a coherent conversation, which is very sweet.
One thing about life though is that it is not all plain sailing and as the couple seem to be on the path heading towards their HEA, a life altering event strikes, leaving one of them to make a courageous choice. This is true love and awe inspiring. There is nothing selfish about these two incredibly strong men. Love is hard work and not without its sacrifices. This will have you crying, laughing and shouting at your kindle. It was a journey that had my emotions running high and my heart being full for these two amazing men.
This was a killer introduction to the series and I am genuinely looking forward to reading more from this series, particularly if the fireworks we witness here are anything to go by. A truly awesome read.
“This is a must read, a must have and an amazing start to a new series! This author will always and forever have me as a fan and a supporter she is my go to and I will sing her book writing poweress to any and all who love the M/M fiction.” ~ ★ ★ ★★ ★ Amazon Reviewer
"When I saw this was part 1 my heart sank but it’s all good! This is Vaughan and Duke’s story and it will leave you more than satisfied whilst you wait for part 2 which will be Quick’s story and hopefully involve Cayson.” ~★ ★ ★★ ★ Prism Book Alliance
“Love Duke and Vaughan. Nice start to a new series. Can't wait for the next book to come out. Love A.E. Via books.” ~ ★ ★ ★★ ★ Goodreads Reviewer
A.E. Via is still a fairly new author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris.
While this is only her eighth novel, she has plenty more to come. So stalk her – she loves that - because the male on male action is just heating up!
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