Promises by AE Via ~ Book Review by Caroline

27157568Title: Promises

Author: AE Via

Publisher: Star Wings

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/16/2015

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: M/M Romance


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.

My View:

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.

If you have read the Nothing Special series you will already know Duke. He was a good friend of Judge’s and his regular fuck buddy. When Judge found the love of his life Duke should have just been able to move on but feelings are funny things and Duke was a lot more invested in that relationship than either of them realised. In the months that have passed Duke has been sullen and a little depressed a fact that hasn’t escaped the notice of his friend and business partner Quick.

Vaughan is Quick’s son and has been absent the last few years whilst away at college. He is coming home and boy this man has a mission! After having an almost lifelong crush on Duke he now feels ready to stake his claim and nothing is going to stop him. Although the younger man in the relationship Vaughan is dominant and determined and Duke doesn’t stand a chance.

True love never runs smoothly and this is true here. The obstacles you assume may cause them problems are actually easily overcome. When a job goes wrong things take a very unexpected turn and I loved where this storyline went. At one point I was absolutely convinced these men weren’t meant to be and that they would never get it together. There is humour as Duke navigates the fact that he is sleeping with his best friend’s son, there is angst as you think this may never happen and there is happiness and peace for Duke when he realises that somebody truly loves him. Totally recommend to all A E Via fans and I can’t wait for Quick’s story!




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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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3 thoughts on “Promises by AE Via ~ Book Review by Caroline

  1. Great review. I loved Vaughn and Duke and i look forward in Quick’s story. I love the writing of AE Via, she certainly knows how to write aboout alpha men 🙂

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