By: Anne Tenino | Other books by Anne Tenino
Published By: Anne Tenino
Published: Jul 30, 2011
ISBN # 9781450790338
Published By: Anne Tenino
Published: Jul 30, 2011
ISBN # 9781450790338
Word Count: 26,600
Available in: Epub, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket (.mobi), Adobe Acrobat
DescriptionNikhil "Nik" Larson is a snarky, dark-skinned adoptee from India who grew up in the Whitest Town in America. Back to visit his parents, Nik meets Trooper Jurgen Dammerung, a blond, butch motorcycle cop who's so hot he leaves a con trail wherever he goes.
Jurgen is the epitome of everything Nk hated about growing up the lone Indian boy among a town of white people. But Jurgen surprises Nik rather (ahem) pleasantly, in spite of - or because of - Nik's attempts to needle him. By the end of his visit, Nik realizes he *likes* Jurgen. But Jurgen's so not the relationship type.
((This book is M/M erotica. If you read it, there will be anal.))
Reader Rating: (117 Ratings)
"Those are some pretty, pretty muscles." Sam sighed and leaned back in his chair, arms clasped behind his head. As if they were at the beach.
Nik looked up from his book. Oh, hell yeah."Mmmmm-hmmmmm. Suppose he's got a brain to match?" Brains were sexy.
"Gawd, I hope not. Way to ruin a good work of art." Sam fanned himself with the magazine he'd been dozing under. Even sitting in the shade, the heat was almost too much. The sky was clear and blue, with the requisite August blazing sun. Insects droning, air stagnant, drying grass being all golden and reflecting the light. Thank god it rarely got muggy here or it'd be even worse. Two more weeks and the next term would start and they could move back to civilization. Just one more year of grad school, then he, too, could be unemployed and overeducated.
The cop sitting on the motorcycle was pretty fucking hot, there was no way around that. Nik didn't think they probably hired stupid guys to be cops, though. Especially not State Highway Patrol.
The cop swung a leg off his bike and stood up. Sam sucked in a breath and Nik made a little, high-pitched, semi-conscious noise. Those pants were tight. They showed everything Officer Eye Candy was packing. He busied himself around the bike, doing whatever it is that motorcycle cops do when they stop at a small-town corner store for whatever it was they stopped for. It was 2pm, way past donut time. That ass didn't look to be packing any spare donuts. It was packing dimples, though. Dimpled ass cheeks made such great handholds. Nik's fingers twitched.
Really, though, he wasn't Nik's type. He was tall and butch and blond and very much everything needed to remind Nik why he'd hated growing up in this predominantly white, hick town in the American west. He was okay with admitting this guy pushed all his buttons.
Nothing to do but push buttons in return. Not that it would be hard to do given the motivation. Wouldn't hurt to let himself enjoy the man-candy.
The cop finally finished whatever it was he was doing, making all those precise, efficient, military-esque movements and turned toward them. He'd taken off his uniform jacket and stowed it somewhere. Had to be too much in this heat.
He had that sort of swagger most cops seemed to, but with a hypnotic, loose-hipped twist. Like he had a well-lubricated and very, very agile pelvis.
"Drool check," Sam whispered.
It wasn't until Officer Eye Candy was standing right in front of them, on the shadowed porch of the Whitetail Rock General Store that Nik realized he was still staring.
"You boys enjoying the show?" The cop said it just like that; a good-ol'-boy-meets-furriners, walking, talking stereo-type.
Hmmmm, flirting or baiting the gays?
Didn't matter. Men this hot shouldn't speak. It completely ruined the fantasy. Nik looked up. Slowly. He knew once he got to the eyes, he'd have to stop enjoying the show, and he really, really wanted it to last. An Indian gay boy in the middle of Nowhere, USA had to take his eye-fucks where he could find them.
Best. Eye-fuck. Ever.
The chest was kind of a disappointment. He was wearing something padded. A bullet-proof vest? Nik didn't dwell on why the thought of the cop needing a bullet-proof vest was kind of hot. But the arms. Works of art. Corded muscle, ropy veins, long-fingered, defined hands. Perfect, tanned skin. Light sheen of sweat. Ungh.
Nik's eyes stuttered on the notch of the cop's neck, then trailed up. Square jaw, ticking jaw muscle, high cheekbones. Even the mirrored sunglasses were sexy. The blond hair was the perfect finishing touch, even with helmet-do. Officer Eye Candy was walking, talking sex. In a very 'me Aryan, you inferior' kinda way.
Mmmmmm. Police brutality. Nik was fair-minded enough to admit he wanted to have an intimate relationship with Officer Eye Candy's nightstick. The one in his pants, not the one he was wearing on that belt. Or wasn’t wearing, actually.
Right. Button-pushing. Focus on the mission.
Finally, Nik looked into the cop's eyes. Sunglasses. *I bet they're blue*. He smiled brilliantly. "I don't suppose you're actually my birthday present and you're here to take your clothes off? I'll pay extra for a lap dance."
Reader Reviews (25)
Submitted By: BonDarKen on Mar 3, 2013Cute, sweet, romantic, and adorable.
Submitted By: sodamnbitter on Jan 27, 2013I absolutely loved this story! It made me buy some of Tenino's other books. The writing is great, the plot is great and the romance between the characters is fantastic.
Submitted By: firefly2518 on Jan 26, 20134 stars - Great story, especially for such a short story! Nik was so prickly and Jergun was so freaking hot and they worked so well together :-) She took the time to give readers a clear understanding of both of them while also having an engaging plot and fair bit of sexiness, too.
Submitted By: cleochicago on Jan 26, 2013Fun, light sexy opposites attract story. The characters are pretty well developed for such a short story and the romance is satisfying. Be warned that you'll want to buy Sam's story (Too Stupid to Live) after reading this and The Fix for free.
Submitted By: lilandra on Jan 24, 2013an amazing free read with hot steamy sex scene et cute clueless characters
Submitted By: hooked on Jan 20, 2013cute short story.
Submitted By: lissalou on Jan 20, 2013Loved this book!!! Nik was so funny.....and snarky. Just what Jurgen needs to keep him on his toes. Sexy and hot!!!!
Submitted By: trix on Jan 10, 2013Nik is one of those instant classic characters, and Tenino renders him vividly in a relatively short span. Jurgen is a worthy match for him, and I love watching their relationship dynamic develop. With two very different but appealing guys and chemistry that keeps you guessing, this encapsulates what's great about the best m/m.
Submitted By: Connie1209 on Jan 8, 2013Loved, Loved Nikky! *happy sigh* Very light bondage folks, dont be scared by the bdsm tag :) Great short read, perfect for a slow day at work.
Submitted By: enjoy on Jan 7, 2013A beautifully written and surprisingly touching story. The characters are completely endearing.
Submitted By: roula on Jan 7, 2013this book is very well written and if it ever stops being a free read, it would deserve its money. Nik's insecurity and Jargen's seemingly bohemian attitude are very understandable as the characters are complete and the plot although easy, is solid. An enjoyable read.
Submitted By: Byte Sam on Jan 2, 2013An entertaining read.
Submitted By: SophiaRose1816 on Dec 23, 2012At first, Nik's angst and Jurgen's stoic behavior irritated me, but then I saw the humorous tone in the story and sat back to see how things would play out. It surprised me how much I enjoyed this one when I didn't think I would at the beginning. I look forward to reading the sequel and other books by Anne Tenino.
Submitted By: youngromancelover on Jul 8, 2012A hot sexy story
Submitted By: karenminfl on Apr 2, 2012Nik and Jurgen seem to tap dance around their feelings. It takes them a while to settle down and realize what they feel.
Submitted By: hnnaah on Jan 19, 2012Hot!!!Hot!! and Free...
Submitted By: nyca1 on Dec 26, 2011good book. the characters are interesting and the story enjoyable.
Submitted By: ItsTaylor on Nov 21, 2011I loved reading this!
Submitted By: gelf on Oct 11, 2011Wow, can't believe this was a free read, it was so good. My first experience with this author and will definitely be looking her up for more. Great writing, fun, sexy characters and hot sex!
Submitted By: shrhe@hall on Sep 25, 2011Lava-lava burning hot, always sexy, often laugh out loud funny--This book is everything a good romance should be. I laughed with Nik, got turned on with him at Jurgen's high handed sexy big animal on the prowl stalking of him. Damn. Give me an Anne Tenino book any day--it's sure to make my mood a good one. Witty, tightly written...if Whitetail Rock was a drink it would be a Slow-Hard-Thorough-Screw-Against-The-Wall. :) I'm so satisfied I may need a ciggie.
Submitted By: onemod on Aug 28, 2011Love that this was free and one of the best i've read. True storytellers stand out from the rest. Thanks for the quickie, whew.
Submitted By: swati_b123 on Aug 22, 2011Wonderful story.. Cant believe it was free
Submitted By: tizzyboo44 on Aug 16, 2011I enjoyed this free read although I probably would have bought it. The characters were well developed. Loved it!
Submitted By: knutznboltz on Aug 15, 2011Loved this! I would gladly have spent five or six bucks on this story. The characters are very well-defined, the plot is tight, interesting, and there is a lot of humor, which was great to see in a book- the sex was pretty smoking hot, too.
Submitted By: dozyllama on Aug 12, 2011This is really, really good and FREE! I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction between Jurgen and Nik.