Author: Sarah Black
Series Connection: Colton and Diego
Genre: Western Contemporary Romance/ M/M
In this second book about Colton and Diego the story
picks up their lives one year after "Fearless". The two men are
settling into their lives now that Colton's uncle is gone and they can feel
safe again. Colton worries however that now that Diego's dreams of being of
heart surgeon are lost his man has become unhappy and sullen. What he doesn't
realize is that Diego has been receiving disturbing letters from the man he
once ran to when he was being sought after by Colton's uncle.
Meanwhile Colton has a few cases to solve. One, he
believes is relatively simple. An old man is missing some of his cattle and he
will see only Colton about the matter. Also there isn't something quite right
going on at his ranch. Colton has opened his ranch to a group of ladies who
have made themselves at home of the last years. One of them is being
threatened, but he doesn't think it really has anything to do with her, but a
message to Colton. Three he receives an expensive mask that was sent to him
from Mexico that was found buried with his business card inside.
Even with the man who is sending love letters to Diego,
all does not seem right. Can Colton figure out the mess of tangled messages,
before it is too late and someone dies?
As with "Fearless", this book is a
surprisingly strongly written suspense novel. It will keep you on the edge of
your seat until the very end wondering exactly what is going on. The strong
love affair between Colton and Diego is almost secondary toward the end as
Colton works to come up with answers to his cases, but the reader never forgets
the two lovers throughout the whole situation. This is a good read for anyone
who likes the M/M genre.
Lt. Colton Wheeler is the law in a lawless land. A year
after his lover, Dr. Diego Del Rio, lost his eye in a vicious hate crime,
trouble from across the border threatens to shatter the life they're building
An old lover stakes a claim, and Colton suspects he
wants more than Diego. Colton's family comes under attack, a missing Apache boy
is accused of cattle rustling, and bloody tribal masks from the old rituals are
being worn by someone carrying a whip, bent on terrifying the people of the
Colton only knows one way to protect his people. By
walking into trouble, by drawing fire, by putting himself between the people he
loves and those who mean them harm.
Black is a fiction writer living in the American West.
Black: The Facts
Music: Willie Nelson, Teatro; The National, Boxer; Annie Lennox, Songs of Mass
Fast Food: Pizza with pepperoni, black olives, and onions (just like Diego and
Perfume: Chanel Number Five. (I know, I'm so old-fashioned. I haven't worn
anything else in twenty years)
Skill: I can start a campfire in any weather
love: My kid, my job, dark chocolate, taking naps on Sunday afternoon, watching
Brett Favre play football.
Connection: Colton and Diego
Western Contemporary Romance/ M/M
police officer along the Arizona border meets the love of his life, Diego in a
gay bar. The moment he sets eyes on the young doctor, Colton knows he has met
his man. As the two begin to learn about each other and spend time together,
not everyone is happy about their relationship.
coming in from work, Colton is attacked in Diego's apartment leaving his neck
broken and another man dead and Diego on the run from the law. Colton knows
that Diego didn't have anything to do with his attack. As a matter of fact, he
was sure that Diego was screaming in the next room when it happened. Before he
should, Colton is up and working with his team to figure out what is going on.
Several weeks has gone by and he knows that Diego has run off to Mexico, but he
can't fix anything until Diego talks to him. Not completely recovered from his
injuries, Colton heads out to find Diego in the arms of another man. Can Colton
fix everything in time to get his man back?
This is a
well written story of a love affair the goes beyond all bounds. The two men are
both strong willed and smart and must push against all odds to be together. I
was a little disappointed that Diego would run to another man for help,
especially since he seemed to have a strong family base who would have done
anything for him. Colton, however, was a steadfast character that would do
anything for the man he loved. A good read for those who enjoy the M/M genre.
short stories by the same Author
all about the gray areas. He's a cop, a cop who cares. Unfortunately his uncle
is the sheriff and a homophobe. Colton has to balance his roles of policeman,
lover of Diego and defender of what he thinks is right. Alas these roles often
conflict. When Diego disappears across the Mexican border leaving a dead body
behind, the shit hits the fan.
HIV positive and lives a self-imposed solitary life. Lisa (Jake's daughter) a
graduate student, goes into the wilderness to rescue a litter of wolf cubs
before they are euthanized. When Jake learns of Lisa's mission he's forced to
come out of isolation and join forces with Nathan, Lisa's faculty advisor and
fellow HIV sufferer, to get to her before the guys with guns do. Lisa and the
cubs aren't all Jake and Nathan find.
of a Colorado Sky"
36 is older, wiser and more cynical than Griffin. They are in love, but Hawk
doesn't believe in happy-ever-afters, he's too scared to. Hawk avoids going
home he still loves Ethan (who works his father's ranch) but When (Hawk's
father) breaks an arm, Ethan and Hawk are forced to spend time together and
finally talk about the issues that have separated them.
returns to the mountain after almost ten years to photograph a jaguar. He also
meets Clayton, an old love.