Today's teaser comes from Snowed (Boston Rebels 3).
Release – 3 December
Pre-order here: https://rjscott.co.uk/read-snowed
:: Unedited teaser ::
Somewhere between shock and the blast of snow that hit me in the face I realized that Kyle Lourenco was on my front porch, and in a heartbeat my training kicked in. I caught him as he fell forward and somehow managed to angle him so that I could lift him inside. He’d never been a small guy, but barely conscious plus weighed down by his coat, a duffle, and a shit ton of snow he was a deadweight. I had to avoid excessive movements knowing this may trigger cardiac arrest in even the healthiest of guys, but he was no small thing I could scoop up in my arms. An entire list of questions formed in my head, and it was only my experience that allowed me to focus.
I ran a hundred things through my head. I knew he’d been injured, because mom told me so, followed by my sister, then with half the town talking about it in the store. Upper body injury the team said, but that could have meant anything—was he out of playing because of concussion? What was he doing out in the snow? Why was he bleeding? He had to have wrecked his car, but what was he even doing here, in my town, at Christmas? Surely Miriam and Patrick would have said something in their excitement at having their son home. I leaned back against the door, forcing it closed against the storm, and finally he was out of the cold.
“Kyle?” I was stuck, unable to think, and he was icy against me. Think. Think.
A second chance at love is all Kyle wants for Christmas, but a dark menace from his past wants him dead, and love is second to staying alive.
Kyle Lourenco has carved out a comfortable life and career for himself in Boston. With the holidays quickly approaching, he’s heading home for the first time in several years. Home to his loving parents and the small Canadian town where he was raised. And home to Christian, his best friend and the first man to steal his heart.
Just as a winter storm begins to blow in, it forces Kyle off the road only miles from home and a dark and sinister force from his past creeps ever closer. His only hope is getting to Christian’s cabin before the evil that has haunted him for years finally catches up to him.
Best friends since they were three, Christian Gauthier grew up next door to Kyle, in a remote mountain town with one stoplight and a forty-mile round trip to the nearest school. When Kyle left town for a shot at a professional hockey career, he took Christian’s heart with him. Even though he knew Kyle was always destined for bigger things, it hadn’t stopped Christian from falling for him as soon as he knew what love was.
With Christmas coming soon and a major snowstorm heading their way, Christian shuts the doors to the family store and heads to his cabin, where he will be on standby as an official volunteer for Search and Rescue. He has never regretted staying in Eagle Ridge, but a near miss on a simple rescue leads him to reevaluate everything, and when Kyle ends up at his door, he knows that guarding his heart might not be the best solution after all.More info →