Title: Nothing Special VI: Ex Meridian
Series: Nothing Special
Author: A.E. Via
M/M Action Romance
Edited by: Sue Laybourn
Cover Artist – Jay Aheer
PAGE COUNT – 302
Official Release Date: February 24, 2020
Police Lieutenants, God and Day are under intense pressure from the chief to take back control of Atlanta’s streets. The last thing their task force needs is a pair of trained killers in town with a personal score to settle.
Take a man and strip him of his ability to feel compassion, empathy, remorse, or any of the emotions that make him human, but leave the ones that ignite rage and aggression and you have the perfect killing machine—now imagine two of them.
Code names Ex and Meridian are synonymous for ‘guaranteed death’ to international terrorists. Two broken men from the same crooked streets, recruited into an unsanctioned government program that few know about. Trained to operate most efficiently—lethally—together.
When Ex returns from an op in Bolivia to learn his little brother has been accidentally killed in a feud between drug gangs, he’s stateside before he can consider the rules he’ll be breaking, and of course Meridian is right beside him. There’s mayhem on the streets of Atlanta and the police are losing control. If Godfrey and his elite team of detectives can’t get the job done then they’d be happy to lighten their caseloads for them. And Ex nor Meridian care about doing it quietly.
“I know who you are.” The man grunted when Ex turned to leave. “You’re the fucking devil.”
Meridian walked past, glaring one final time. “Say that loud enough… maybe God will save you.”
But after their first run-in with the big lieutenant and his protective husband, Day, Ex and Meridian start to reevaluate their own relationship. Wondering if they could be even deadlier if they let loose the feelings for each other that they’ve been forced to suppress for years.
Meridian’s dark eyes stayed locked on his, “A man who can fight beside the one he loves doesn’t make him weaker, Ex—it makes him more dangerous.”
No multiple pairings. No cliffhangers. Ends with a HEA.
Note: This is a partners-to-lovers, out-for-you, action romance.
Note: This is a partners-to-lovers, out-for-you, action romance.
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from 2 new characters thrown into the mix of the fabulous Nothing Special guys, but I should have known AE Via had a well thought out plan … and boy did she ever. Ex and Meridian are every bit as alpha and badass as all the rest and the action, as always, was high octane and had me on the edge of my seat. Ex Meridian, Nothing Special #7, was one wild ride from beginning to end.
Ex and Meridian are in town, bringing with them their own unique brand of justice. Their special military training makes them operatives of the highest order. Disciplined to the nth degree, they’ve been taught to keep emotion out of the picture when it comes to doing a job. But in this case, it’s impossible and once emotions come to the surface, the complications follow. Because for Ex, the case is beyond personal because he’s there to avenge his little brother’s murder.
I loved how expertly AE Via wove the story of Ex and Meridian with the rest of the Nothing Special guys. The multiple POV'S flowed seamlessly. I’m not going to lie, God and Day will always be my favorites so hearing from them was awesome and so much fun. But hearing from the rest and then of course the two new characters in Ex and Meridian made for one hell of a book. I am so excited to see what AE does next with them and how they’re going to interact with God and Day and the rest of the team. Whatever it is, I know it’s going to be awesome and I can’t wait.
“Calm down, Cash. You don’t know if anything is—”
“You’re right! I don’t know! How the fuck could I do that, Leo?” God paced back and forth in the tight confines of the empty bathroom while he had a small conniption.
“Cashel. Stop it. You made a judgment call and you—”
“Against your judgment.” God ran his hand through his hair, looking at him apologetically. “How could I do that?”
Day couldn’t stand to see his partner like this—doubting himself to the point where it was making him frantic. And he understood why. He hadn’t wanted his husband to tell Ex and Meridian that Joseph was staying at their enforcers—Ruxs and Green’s—house until it was time to give his recorded statement. None of them trusted him staying in a safe house with some other random cops.
“Ruxs and Green were home all night… nothing happened. Hart has a couple of his men over there now and it’s all clear. You got this, okay. The kid’s gonna stay safe.”
“I just… there was something about that guy,” God said, standing with his head down and his hands braced on the sink.
Day came and stood behind him and wrapped his arms around his waist. “Which one?”
“Ex.” God shook his head. “There was this kind of pain in his eyes. This case is personal for him.”
“So, why’d you tell him?”
“I just got a gut feeling that something is going to happen, Leo. Something bad, something we can’t defeat… and we’re gonna need them.”
Day turned his husband around so he could see him. “Look at me.”
He waited as God began to relax in his hold the longer he stared at him. Day gave him a slow smile. “That’s better.”
God bent until their foreheads touched. “We shouldn’t be in here like this.”
“It’s okay,” Day whispered. “It’s okay to take five minutes for yourself.”
God squeezed his waist and pulled him closer. He buried his face in his neck and groaned. “Sweetheart. Please tell me I didn’t just make the biggest mistake of my career.”
Day smoothed his hands over his ponytail. “You didn’t make a mistake… you may’ve just saved one of our lives. We trust you, God. I trust you.”
“C’mere,” God said roughly, then took his mouth.
Day let his husband lose himself for a couple of minutes as the kiss turned passionate.
About the Author
A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for six years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay literature for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great, new up and coming MM authors.
A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her.
A.E.’s novels embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
She’s recently celebrated her 20th book anniversary, and is well-known for her hardcore, love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.
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