Exclusive Excerpt from Ice
by R.J. Scott and Chris Quinton
There was no mention of the diamonds, but Greg read between the lines. All kinds of places to keep things safeimplied that Leon had hidden the diamonds. But had he managed to move them before he was killed? Had he told Boris about them? Or Julian, the owner of Laurels?
More research had uncovered the fire at Laurels, the ongoing renovations, and given Greg a possible entry to the site. Marie LaSalle and Mack had come through with enough to support his backstory, and Greg was supremely confident no one would find a flaw in his references, or the photos of his work, or the restored screens. They, at least, were genuine.
The last link to the jewels—finding the Mandineaus and their restaurant—had fallen into Greg’s lap, and he had flown into a foggy Heathrow with a plan of action, the tools, notes, the letters, and a whole lot of hope that he would find what he wanted.
His alarm sounded and he glanced at the time out of habit. Seven fifteen.
He gathered up the information and stuffed it back in the suitcase, then left the hotel. He’d get coffee and breakfast at the Laurels, or so he’d been promised, and then he could settle into work and use every minute available to track down the diamonds.
Well it would be easy if only Jon wasn’t there messing with Greg’s head, all gorgeous and growly and big.
Focus. Just focus. Diamonds. Always the treasure.
With millions in diamonds at stake, can Jon make Greg see that some things are not worth dying for?
Footloose adventurer Greg Drakowski used to live for the moment but these days shadows of grief and guilt cling to him. Recklessly following one lead to the next, Greg crosses oceans at the very hint of treasure, and doesn’t care that he rushes into danger.
This time his quarry is a cache of diamonds, hidden away decades ago. When the clues bring him to the ancient city of Salisbury, he knows he’s close to success.
Renovations expert Jonathan Ellis is part of Ageless Wood Restorations – three generations of knowledge and trade. Focused and hard-working, Jon finds value in recreating the elegance of the past with his own hands, and it will take something – or someone – extraordinary to break into his enclosed world.
When Greg drops into Jon’s lap he finds it impossible to refuse him. Even when the bad guy appears and Jon isn’t sure whom he can trust, he knows he has to stand by Greg, if only to save the idiot from himself.
About the Authors
Chris Quinton started creating stories not long after she mastered joined-up writing, somewhat to the bemusement of her parents and her English teachers. But she received plenty of encouragement. Her dad gave her an already old Everest typewriter when she was ten, and it was probably the best gift she’d ever received – until the inventions of the home-computer and the worldwide web.
Chris’s reading and writing interests range from historical, mystery, and paranormal, to science-fiction and fantasy, writing mostly in the male/male genre. She refuses to be pigeon-holed and intends to uphold the long and honourable tradition of the Eccentric Brit to the best of her ability. In her spare time [hah!] she reads, embroiders, quilts and knits. Over the years she has been a stable lad [briefly] in a local racing stable and stud, a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist, a civilian clerk at her local police station and a 15th century re-enactor.
She lives in a small and ancient city in the south-west of the United Kingdom, sharing her usually chaotic home with an extended family, three dogs, a frilled dragon [lizard] and sundry goldfish and tropicals.
RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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