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SWAT Ed.: Fox & Bull

(Nothing Special #8)

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4.57  ·  Rating details ·  766 ratings  ·  101 reviews
A fox can set many traps to catch his target—but this one only needs one to catch his.

Dominic “Bull” Walker is used to the simpler things in life. Give him his own land to work, a strong horse, and twelve hours of daylight, and he is a contented man. But when someone threatens to take away the successful ranch that took him two years to rebuild, he’ll accept any help he ca
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Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published March 31st 2021 by Via Star Wings Books
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BWT
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2021, mm-fiction
This one was just a miss for me and I'm pretty disappointed in it because this was the story I've been waiting for since the first time they went out to the ranch. My main issues with this story were the time jumps, very little actual on-page romantic interaction between Bull and Fox (instead it's very love at first sight and warp speed romance), I didn't like how God and Hart were portrayed/behaved this installment, and the ending felt somewhat rushed. 🤷‍♀️

Dual POV, cop and cowboy romance, with
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Kk
Apr 01, 2021 rated it liked it
3 Stars Because WTF!!!

This would have been an Excellent story, if not for the inconsistent BS!!!

Quote ~ His Hart's Command
"Fox sat back. A look of fond admiration covered his face. “I’m starting to get it. Man. I’m not tripping about you being gay. Everyone’s gay for little while.”
  Hart frowned, “Why are you…? What the hell are you talking about?”
   Fox put his hands up, sounding patronizing, “Now hold on a sec. I was gay for brief minute back in college. It was all good, I guess. No one jud
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Jenn
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am such a huge fan of this series, I love every book and character and I was so very excited when I found out that we were going to get Fox and Bull and A.E. Via delivered 100%! I loved it, I devoured it and as always I just want more of this gruff alpha love! I feel like their journey wasn't really what I was expecting but damn did I love it!

Fox is an incredible SWAT officer, serving and protecting his community, he gives everything to his job. But, he's hit a point where he wants more out of
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Angie – ☆☆☆☆
I enjoy this author and this series. This book wasn't my favorite, nor was it my least favorite. Fox and Bull are good together. The banter is great; who doesn't love the back-and-forth antics sometimes? Hot cowboy, sexy SWAT member, what's not to like? This book drew me in from the start and I read it in one night. There are a few
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Anna Torres
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! I love Fox and Bull. I love how they are towards each other. I love how much care and love Bull shows his father and every member of his ranch family. I love how hard he works in order to make his dream come true. I love how he picks himself up and do things all over again, whenever he falls! I also love the vulnerability he feels when it comes to giving his heart to someone again.

Fox has always been passionate, I guess when you do what he does on a daily basis, the love f
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Natalie
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Pam
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It was sooo very special !!!!!

Brilliant continuation of this fabulous series, great word building, character's development with plenty chemistry and the heat packed the extra wow factor.
Once again A.E Via impresses the reader with her well thought out storylines, complex and often misunderstood characters that keep us entertained interested and desperate for more.

A.E. Via not only writes excellent dialogue, but is also great about descriptive imagery when it comes to setting the mood of scenes
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Beth
Apr 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Loved it

I really, really enjoyed this story of two wounded men who need healing...and a wounded horse in the same boat, and how all they help each other to find what they need.


The relationship between Fox and Bull is a mature one and that’s nice to see. The relationship between Fox and Diablo is beautiful and a great metaphor.

God comes off as a total A-hole in this book so I hope people have read the earlier books to get a fuller picture of him. And once again I’m totally enamored with Free. The
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Bronwyn
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ku
This one totally missed the mark for me. I knew this book was coming and I don’t think it was on my radar to look for it. But because it’s been a while since the last book, I kinda forgot that it wasn’t up there on my list.

I have truly enjoyed the previous books in this series. Despite the insane amount of typos and grammatical errors and inconsistencies, I have stuck with this series because I love the guys. Well, that stops now. I own all the books except this one, so I can always revisit the
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AL
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series is a total no brain involved one - click buy that I anticipate like Christmas. All the characters are like close friends I love to visit with!
This new part? There is a bit of a change of pace, as the police / SWAT part takes a bit of a back seat (still plenty of action though!), but I loved it just the same! Bull and Fox are amazing together and their chemistry oozes from the pages! Both are, as usual for AE Via's creations, great and very well developed, complex and totally lovable
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Avid Reader
Apr 19, 2021 rated it liked it
SWAT Ed.: Fox & Bull (Nothing Special #8) by A. E. Via
3 stars
M/M Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Fox is amazing at what he does, but sometimes, the higher ups like to make examples of people. And, because Fox is normally the trigger man, he gets the brunt. When an op goes according to plan, but bystanders want their moment of glory, Fox will move to Bull’s ranch to help him figure out what’s going on with the sabotage on his ranch.

Bull has thought about Fox sinc
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Shelly F
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Awesome

This story was freaking awesome! A great story teller is one that makes you identify with characters and want to be friends with them, or can make you say I'm friends with someone like that. I honestly can say about all these characters you've written about in all your books I've read? And they are a lot, I can identify with all those characters? Or would definitely be friends with all of them. A great story teller is one that makes you as a reader envision the book that you're reading as
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Mary Gillingham
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A hunky, heated, happy-ending tale

A.E. Via does it again by bringing seemingly opposites together. The main characters drew me in right away and their connection and attraction to each other. One man searching for a life that can make him happy and valued and the other one looking to grow his ranching business and find someone to share it with.
The story could be considered a meeting of the city slickers and the ranch hands. The secondary characters are extremely enjoyable and keep you laughing
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AussieMum
Apr 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. There was a lot of time jumps (which I grin and bear), and considering in Hart and Free’s book Fox stated he was “gay in college” I was expecting this to play out a little differently than him describing himself as gay from the outset, but those were pretty minor issues.

This was a fairly slow burn where Bull makes Fox work for it because he’s been burned before. Luckily, Fox realises his cheesy come-ons aren’t going to work fairly early and immerses himself in the ranch l
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Danna Iuliana
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite authors although I dislike some of the books as much as I adore others. This one was like a good overdue orgasm. I prefer relationship oriented books as opposed to case oriented ones so this was a plus for me. The whole ranch atmosphere was so fun, from the second characters who were all endearing to the badass way Fox became the towns hero. I kinda thought the sheriff's job would be awesome for him I didn t see Free's plan coming but it turned out great. One of the th ...more
Jennifer Reilley
Mar 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Nothing special

Well, Fox and Bull were worth the wait and more..I fell head over heels and they may have just become my favorite couple of the series.

Both men are lonely and yearning for a partner to settle down with. When they first meet there is that instant attraction until Fox is taken away from Bull.

When they reconnect that spark is still there with the flame burning hot. I loved this story. It was a great combination of action and life on a ranch. There are awesome side characters you wi
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Jacey Jeffrey
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I knew that Fox and Bull's story would be something special. I was not prepared for how much I would freakin love it. I very rarely never re read a book after I read it but this one I did because I loved their story so so much!!! I absolutely adored every stinkin word of their story!!! I was hooked from beginning to end and didn't want to see it end. It was a delicious dance of slow burn and heat mixed in with hot smoldering romance. Gah I loved it so much!!! Both Fox and Bull have been through ...more
Cheryl Pass
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by A.E Via I couldn't put it down and I'm feeling the effects of staying up way to late just because I HAD to finish this in one sitting!! I can't get enough of all the characters in the entire series and Fox & Bull didn't disappoint.

I loved all the characters in Fox & Bull! The verbal sparring between Fox and Bulls best friend was hilarious. And as usual Ms Via has the perfect mix of alpha, law breaking, sweet, funny and just outright hotness that flat out does it for me!
I
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Erica
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What can I say!

A.E. Via has done it again! Fox and Bull’s story was a long time coming for us fans who have been with Ms. Via for some time now and I will tell you it was worth the wait. Fox is a man of his word who has lived most of his life at the expectation of others and Bull is a man who wants nothing more than to live in peace on his ranch. Both men are looking for their piece of happiness that always seems just out of reach. A chance encounter four months earlier leaves both men knowing
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R
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure about reading this book. I like the author and her characters but the last few books in the series seemed like repeats to me. I’m glad I gave the book a chance because it reiterated why I like the author so much. Fox and Bull are great characters. Fox is a super cop and Bull is a super cowboy.

Their relationship started out with a separation and when they met again it progressed fairly fast. I liked the way their feelings were out in the open. Story had a tiny bit of angst but not
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Titania
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fox is burnt out and fed up with the politics of his job. When yet another bogus IA investigation gives him a bit of free time he decides to help Bull out with his vandalism problem. And if that gives him a bit a time with Bull, all the better.
I adored Fox & Bull by A.E. Via. I lived Fox in previous stories. He was the kind of friend you love to have but with this story Ms. Via pulled back the layers and I loved seeing his angst, seeing his fears seeing his hopes. I love seeing him push Bull ou
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S
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
So good! Fox shooting at the bear, threatening Dale with the taser, aiming the bean bag weapon out the window, schooling the sheriff in the ER, and just being one of the best bad asses this author has written! With each one of these books I find my inner badge bunny, lol. The confrontation between the cowboys and the cops, yay, God, Day, and Syn!, was awesome. The romance plot line between Bull and Fox was intense and steamy. They each found what they thought they’d never have. I give authors he ...more
Bella
Mar 27, 2021 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed Fox and Bull. I will honestly say that I expected Fox in a more dominate role but I came to love him more laid back and subdued. The character development for Fox and Bull was amazing. I loved watching their relationship developed from apprehension to a sure thing. Fox and Bull both had reservations about relationships and getting hurt. It was great seeing them break down each other’s walls and find what’s they’ve been missing in each other. I feel their love story is a great on ...more
Lisa Wilson
Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better

This is the 8th book in the Nothing Special series and this book is about Bull - a cowboy originally from Texas, who has spent the past two years rebuilding his life and ranch after it was destroyed and Fox - a SWAT officer working for the team that works with God and Day (they need their own SWAT team). When Fox is put on leave after a mission he goes to help Bull find those who are trying to destroy his ranch.
There is a slow burn between the two of them bu
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Ali
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed

I absolutely loved this book. It has been a while since I read the last book and I have missed these guys. I hated that Fox was questioning himself but it gave him the chance to get away and find the love and happiness he sees with his friends all the time. Bull loves his ranch but doesn't have anyone to share it with and Fox is a temptation he can't ignore.

I could not put down this book and just devoured this story. Bull gave Fox a safe place to land and a home while Fox gave Bull security and
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Janet Hunt
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! Fantastic!! Phenomenal!!! When Bull need help at the Ranch, Fox swoops in to help. Fox is somewhat burnt out and getting away from the city might help. I seriously loved Fox and Bull!! Both characters have so much depth. Their connection and chemistry are off the charts. Some serious heat and steam radiate from them. Ms. Via gave us a perfect blend of characters. There are some new side characters along with God, Day, the task force and SWAT. This was a well written, beautiful, stea ...more
AshPenny37
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series gets me every time; whether the MCs are hurtling through the streets of Atlanta or exercising their detective chops/technical expertise at the office there's always action and adventure. This time, however, Fox is trying to solve the vandalism case that Bull's dad has been reporting for a while. It's a bit of a gentler pace than some of the other NS books, but certainly doesn't suffer for it.

Fox and Bull are just fantastic together and I love the way in which they grow their relation
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ManyHatMomma
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fox and Bull bring the heat!

Fox and Bull takes place mostly in the rural area outside of Atlanta, but this book still includes all alpha men, smokin’ hot chemistry, and intense action. I love that Fox is ready to get away from the craziness of SWAT, and that he is able to make a transition to a different life with Bull. Bull is a great character, full of hesitation at first, but once committed, these two are like the strongest magnets. I love that through Fox’s personal journey, Bull supports bu
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Shibumi
Mar 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Pleasantly pleased.

I stepped away from Via for a good long while due to every time I picked up her works the editing was so horrid I just could not get around it! I am so pleasantly surprised that I only came across one editing mistake that drew my eye away from the story so that was great improvement!
***Spoiler alert***
The four star is because God is a favorite character for me across all genres and I just really did not like the way he ran up on that ranch to come and get Fox back. He's an ass
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Lance Tunstall
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy that we would finally get the hear Fox & Bull’s story after getting a small taste of there connection from another book in the Nothing Special Series. I was not disappointed at all, the build up to there love affair was the best slow burn I’ve ever experienced in a read. The back story of both characters pulled on my heart strings, especially knowing how much they desired each other. Them being afraid of being hurt by one other made me want to root for them to finally connect. A.E ...more
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A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

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