Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Embracing His Syn by A.E. Via

Title: Embracing His Syn
Author: A.E. Via
My Rating: B+


Genre: Romantic Suspense (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Syn and Furi
Release Date: July 2014
Publisher: Via Star Wings Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot


Story Overview:
(This story contains characters from previously published novel 'Nothing Special' but Embracing His Syn is a stand-alone novel.)

Sergeant Corbin 'Syn' Sydney transferred from the Philadelphia Police Department as soon as he'd heard there was going to be an opening on Lieutenant Cashel Godfrey and Lieutenant Leonidis Day's Atlanta Narcotics Task Force. Syn’s primary goal in his life has been to be a great cop. There has been no time for relationships, romance, or especially love. 

Syn was dedicated to his new force, focused and ready to back up God and Day as their third in command, but what he wasn't ready for was the feelings he got from seeing the love they had for each other. 

Syn's all prepared to accept his lonely fate until he walks into a small pub and meets long-haired, 
tattooed, bartender, Furious Barkley. Before he can even understand why, Syn's feeling things he barely recognizes: passion, yearning, cravings; and if the dark, lustful gazes are anything to go by, Furious might be feeling the same things for him.

Just one thing needs to happen before Furi and Syn can give each other what’s been missing from their lives for so long...
Syn needs to allow happiness into his world and Furi needs to learn to open his heart and trust again.

God, Day, Ronowski, and Johnson are still as entertaining as ever...

You'll swoon over God's massive take-charge attitude...

You'll laugh hysterically at Day's never-ending wit...

You'll fall in love with Furious' mysterious, sexy demeanor...

and...

You'll embrace Syn... 


Disclaimer: This book DOES NOT contain scenes of polygamous sexual pairings.


My Review:
Syn is a detective new to this city. He's come here to work on a new task force under two men with an incredible reputation. I really liked the way the story began and Syn's induction into this task force. I had a feeling that I knew what was going on, but everything about the set-up of it was perfect. And can I just say how much I love God and Day? I picture them as these huge muscular bears and they have such incredible chemistry between them. Their little quips and actions throughout the entire book kept me smiling and giggling. I loved them. 

But this book is about Syn and Furi. Furi is the beautiful, tattooed guy who's the bartender at the bar across the street from Syn's place. Furi is only the second guy Syn's ever been attracted to and the first one where he actually wants to do something about that attraction. But Furi isn't free to go into a relationship and he sure doesn't want to get involved with a cop after the last year he's had...they haven't been real helpful to him in any way. 

Then there's the fact that Syn isn't gay and is a bit insecure about the fact. Furi's ex had anger issues and Syn's hot/cold signals just give Furi a really bad feeling. He just escaped that other horrible situation. No matter how attracted he is to Syn, that risk isn't worth it. 

But then everything goes to crap when there's a murder at Syn's other job. Oh yeah, did I mention that he's dabbled a bit in porn?? Hehe....this book had a little bit of everything going on and I did enjoy that story line, although it kind of fell by the wayside at the end to the point that it felt abandoned and replaced with just more sex. Don't get me wrong...I normally love hot m/m sex, but in this book toward the end that seemed to be more the focus than the story line and that was my one big complaint about this one. If the never-ending sex hadn't happened in the last 25% of the book, I would have given this book an even higher rating. 

Not that the book wasn't good...it definitely was. It just lost it's way a tiny bit at the end there. Otherwise I really thoroughly enjoyed this one. Now I need to go back and read Nothing Special.

Note: I have not read Nothing Special, but I definitely want to after reading this book. I loved those four guys and need to know more about how all that originally developed. YUM!

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