A Scot, a cop, a killer...at a point of no return
A Scot, a cop, and a killer…at a point of no return.
“This is my bedroom for a while. Hunter’s Point. So point your dick here and hunt for me.”
Alex has raised his flag of independence right there on the grounds of Castle Drummond. And laird Rory, arse-over-bollocks in love, struggles to understand the outlook of a mate who wants no prize he can offer—nothing but his own large, gruff, perpetually aroused self.
As Scotland is about to pass a same-sex marriage bill, two headstrong men have their own problems to solve: a case of murder, a coming to terms with a troubled past, and a possible long-term commitment to each other, even in the face of a third man who apparently would love to end their torrid affair.
Rory and Alex follow murder clues from the lighthouse complex on Montrose Promontory to one of Scotland’s most prestigious prep schools…while a killer, not content with one victim, waits in a place none would suspect.
A gay erotic romance suspense/mystery, Book 3 of the Nevada Highlander series.
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Publisher: New Dawn Press
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Healing Power of Sex, Hurt / Comfort, Class Differences
Word Count: 60628
Setting: Scotland (Montrose Lighthouse area)
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
From chapter one, "Wildlife"
My husband. ’Til death do us part.
He rolled those words around and around in his head, tested them on his tongue, savoring them, wondering when the foogin hell he’d work up the courage to say them out loud. But first he had to pick up the ring…
He let the thought slide away, even knowing he was a coward for not planning his own future, here and now, with a wide-awake Alex. But he would work it out. Soon.READ MORE
Think instead about the morning. He’d promised Alex for some bloody damn reason…at daybreak he’d straddle his new mountain bike and ride with him to the estuary in Montrose, along a path barely wide enough for bicycles, to the Scurdie Ness Lighthouse. For him, it would no doubt be a warmed over sight-seeing tour. But for Alex, trying to justify his new epaulet as a Special Constable, it was part of a job he’d set for himself. Why would a man want to work for nothing, to take hours from his personal life in the middle of nowhere, to be a special Police Scotland adjunct in the wildlife reserve and the barren promontory?
Rory thought he knew the answer. Because once a cop, always a cop. Even if this new position was strictly voluntary, former Nevada State Trooper Alex seemed to thrive on the opportunity to represent law and order in any damn way possible.
He’d teased Alex about it—how he’d have to arrest jaywalking Canada geese and jail the bloody poaching kingfishers. But as a child he himself had spent scores of hours on the beaches of the Esk river, where it flowed into the North Sea. Keeping the wildlife safe, maintaining a natural habitat, was as important a job as he could possibly imagine. Even now, half asleep, his thoughts snagged on the wings of thousands of swans and geese who made the Montrose Basin their home, or their stopover on the way to somewhere else…
He shifted his butt a little more into the lump of his lover’s crotch, rewarded by its feeble awakening and a hitch in Alex’s breathing.
“Rory.” The tone was gravelly, furred with sleep.
“Love.” He pushed subtly deeper.
“Get some sleep, Alejo.”
“You’re a slut.”
He grinned into the dark. “Shower in my tub today?”
Warm, wet lips moved on the nape of his neck. “Shower you right now…bad boy…if you’re not careful.”
“Och, foog… ”
Silken fire lashed the crack of his ass.
“Wet me first, Alejo.”
“If you’re lucky, Laird Drummond.”
He knew Alex kept lube under his pillow. Holding his breath and spreading his legs, he waited, his ass hoisted in a mute plea for entrance. In a few moves, the man’s slick tongue was lapping his cleft, thrusting into the hole, traveling low to the taint. What heaven had he died and gone to? What angel was strumming his innermost secrets, demanding he gurgle and cry out in pure bloody joy?
Fingers slathered in lube stroked and pushed, pulled out, rammed deep into him, an ecstatic dervish of movement, then slowed and stroked, until he almost sobbed in anticipation.
Never, never, stop.
Alejo’s thick cock slid into his asshole a few inches. Withdrew, entered again. Slow and easy, deeper with each thrust, until his entire body went stiff in expectation.
“Goddamn it, Alex. Foog me hard.”
The long caress on his sweet spot, the rush of cum, rhythmic clenching of his anal muscles on Alejo’s ramrod prick… The moment of absolute ecstasy, feeling his lover’s hot juice exploding inside and then running down his thighs… He collapsed in a paroxysm of intense pleasure, shaking like a kid.
“Get some sleep, Rory.”
And this time, by God, he did.COLLAPSE
"Bo" on Amazon wrote:
I adored this action-packed adventure with one of my favorite male/male pairings: Rory, a Scottish laird and Alex, his talented and willfully independent lover. Anyone who has read the previous two books in the series will surely agree that this couple’s “sizzle” can heat up a Kindle (and probably spontaneously combust in paperback form). The heat spirals higher still in this third book when the two über-masculine men work with Scotland’s police to solve a murder mystery, and find evidence of a dark evil from Rory’s past.
Hunter’s Point finds Alex working as an unpaid Special Constable on a wildlife reserve. Edged by the North Sea and home to flocks of wild geese, swans, and other migrating birds, Alex’s “beat” also has him monitoring the grounds of the Scurdie Ness Lighthouse, and it is there that the two men find evidence of wrongdoing. Rory and Alex are ecstatic in their developing romance, but both become stressed at the thought of their future. Scotland’s intent to adopt same sex marriage is constantly in the headlines and the two men separately entertain the idea of marriage. Neither can find it in themselves to broach the subject out loud and so the mystery becomes not only an opportunity to work together, but for each to independently explore their thoughts of a “forever” bond.
What follows is a wonderfully engrossing story filled with a wide array of stimulating occurrences, as each man investigates the murder, and his own heart. Never disappointing, the language of the tale is magnificent. Rich, and visceral, the author paints scenery, emotion, and adventure in bold slashes of empathic joy that had me riding a roller coaster of emotion. Piercing prose of vulnerability made way to quiet clouds of anguish and shame, which were shredded and burned in the righteous violence of justified anger. My heart ached and my eyes welled. But the tender depths of love and devotion that bound these two men like shadowy silken cords eclipsed the darker moments of the tale and happy tears fell.
Alex and Rory’s courage, sexual vigor, and physical prowess shone in this book. Smoldering sex scenes and skilled martial arts displays aside… Alex has an escape scene that was so off-the-scale hot… it made me go do some pull-ups… followed by some pushups. Yeah, that good and totally inspiring!
Delightful characterization gave real “life” to the Scotland police locals, especially a certain policeman by the name of Fitzgerald. I really want to meet this handsome blond again. The scenes between him and Rory provided much humor, but their riveting, sensitive “bromance bonding” will have me pestering the author until I get more Fitz. It was also lovely to see Thistle, the wolfhound from the previous book, happy and settled with her two masters, with plenty of space to run free.
I admit that while both “heroes” of this series send a thrilling rush of love and awe through my psyche, my feelings for Alex have always edged those for Rory by a smidge. With this book, I have to say that Rory simply stole my heart; the man put the R in Romance! I highly recommend you pick up a copy of this compelling erotic mystery… grab the entire series if you haven’t read it.
Thank you Erin O’Quinn for this wonderful and timely adventure between two of my fave men… enchanting!
“Hot Men, Hot Deeds & Hot Action = Fantastic read!”
B. Herbert on Amazon wrote:
Move over Alicia Keyes--this girl, Erin O'Quinn, is on fire!
I was stunned by how she has turned what has so far been a sensuous, sometimes out-of-control, always adventurous but sometimes ambiguous relationship between two seriously alpha males (Nevada cop Alex Dominguez and Scottish noble Rory Drummond) into a rough riding, deeply personal, violently nasty adventure, plus an exquisite love story for our time, if not for the ages.
Let's get something straight (oops!) from the start: Ms. Quinn has an almost completely unique ability capture the ground, and eras, of all her books, whether in early 20th Century Ireland, Dark Ages Ireland and Britain, contemporary western United States and Scotland. In this case, she admits she has never visited Scotland--well, I would think she would be hired instantly by the Tourist Board there because this one rolls over the dunes and fields and through the city of Perth like a completely delightful travelogue.
But, I digress. This one takes us way deeper into the until now hidden psyches of Alex and Rory--and thank goodness for their faithful Irish (yes, Irish) wolfhound, Thistle, for providing the catalytic moments they need to be themselves with each other, and to stumble on the plot herein. And what a plot it is! There will be no exposition from these typing fingers as to what has come about, and out, in the latest possible murder which they confront. No, you have to read the book to find out, but don't worry--this one starts as if she strikes a match and then lights a long winding fuse to the pyre of desire, among other things.
This plotline is wicked, filled with evil, engrossing, and redeeming all at once. But through it all, our tall and broad and handsome and hot and completely oversexed protagonists find new meaning in the meanings of life and love. They are a pair for the ages, and this book has the potential to spin off at least one, and possibly two, characters into a series of their own if Ms. Quinn wants to light another match. Poof!
Susan Wilson on Amazon wrote:
This is the third book in this series and I really hope there's is a fourth one. The two main characters don't always see eye to eye but, they are deeply in love and always work things out in the end. Then there's the trouble they always find themselves in. Just a simple bike ride down to the beach lands them in the middle of a murder mystery.
This is a fast paced, exciting and sexy read. If you haven't read the first two books, I would start with them first. Nevada Highlander, the first book in the series is and probably always will be my favorite but, they are all good in my opinion, and.......oh so steamy.
The moment I see that Erin O ‘Quinn has a new book out, the smile begins. I know I’m going to spend time immersed in a fully realized world with strong characters who may shy away from issues of the heart, but will never back down from danger and solving complex mysteries. Hunter’s Point, the third book following the Scots laird Rory Drummond and the Nevadan cop Alex Dominguez, does not disappoint.
A cufflink and a shoe found during a walk on the shore suggest something may be amiss, especially when Police Scotland inform Alex, a Special Constable, that there is indeed a missing man from the area, a man with the same initials as found on the cufflink. Alex and Rory are off on the chase.
But the course of true crime, like the course of true love, doesn’t run smooth. The found items cannot belong to the lost man. While puzzling over that, Rory struggles with the conflict between his natural tendency to dominate Alex completely and his newly-gained understanding of Alex’s need for self-reliance. As they continue the investigation, Rory is blindsided by his past, events he has never fully faced, much less dealt with. Only when Alex brings the criminals to justice, only when Rory understands how the trauma of the past has molded the man he is today, can the two come to terms with the shape of their future together.
Don’t miss this intense, and intensely hot, novel of troubled past, deadly crime and fiery passion that’s at one and the same time, a satisfying completion to the story of Rory and Alex and an open door to more of them.