Title: Promises
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.
“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
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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.
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my review


First, I love A.E. Via’s alpha/hard-core men who know exactly what they want and know how to go after it. Promises, Part 1 starts off in familiar territory with the aggressive, no holds-barred bounty hunters finding their suspect and going after him.

This was definitely some action-packed, breath-holding moments that quickly turned into an emotional, gut wrenching fall out leaving Duke hanging on by a thread, literally.

This, also, is where we learn the most about Vaughan and his obsession/infatuation/love with Duke and how long he has harbored these feelings. Feelings that his father had been made aware of years prior, considering he is Duke’s best friend and business partner, but he supported his son, regardless of the mixed feelings he carried about the coupling.

I like Vaughan, and I like how he is completely focused on showing Duke that he is the man for him, in every way. What I have some reservations about was Duke, never realizing until now that Vaughan was interested in him, to give in so easily and accept the relationship as inevitable.

It’s pretty easy going from there and the tension that was felt in the beginning levels to a low hum. The author, towards the end, throws in little snippets about Quick and Dr. C. and I have to say I am looking forward to their story in Promises, Part 2.

Overall, Part 1 is an enjoyable read, and as A.E. Via always does so well, the sex was spontaneous and very hot. Duke and Vaughan make a good pairing, especially in the bedroom, and I really like the fact that even though Duke is older than Vaughan, age is never part of the equation for them.

The story, itself, is a 4 star read, for me. However, the editing is an issue and even though this is something I usually let slide, I am unable to when I am frequently pulled from the story, in order to re-read the line over to make sense. As a side note, I have an updated copy and it’s the same. With that said, I do enjoy the author’s writing style and look forward to the next release.

   3.5 -4.0



* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through the promoter*