Ice by Chris Quinton & RJ Scott

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Ice 400Ice by  Chris Quinton & RJ Scott
Series: Salisbury Stories, Book Two
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Pages: • Format: eARC
Published By: Love Lane Books Limited
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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.


The writing pair of Scott and Quinton deliver another smart, sexy and fast paced story in the Salisbury series with Ice. I am hooked on this series.

So, we met Jon for a few moments in Heat when he comes in to restore Laurels after the fire. I was intrigued by him immediately and was so happy that he would be getting his own book.

We meet Greg as he is in the depths of a job and is in way over his head. When the job goes south, he is forced to reexamine his life choices as an antiquities extractor and make some serious decisions. He falls on the idea of one last job and then he is done. The one last job leads him to find lost diamonds and those diamonds happen to be hidden in Laurels.

When Greg walks in and asks Jon for a job the chemistry is instant. I adored that these two felt the attraction right away; the physical and the emotional. There is a pull between the men and regardless of Jon declaring his doesn’t sleep with his employees, the charm of the young man in his employ is too much of a distraction.

I truly treasured this story. It was so much fun to be on the wild side of Greg’s life and learn about his past adventures. It was cute that Jon calls him Indiana Jones because it’s fitting. I loved that the authors once again put family as a character of importance in each man’s life.  Family is what has led Greg to his current career and Jon as well though where Jon found extended family to lead him down the path of right, the lack of Greg’s family led him down the path of um…not so right.

Now, Greg for all purposes is doing things that are illegal at times, I just loved watching him work. It was so much fun to get the history of the diamonds and more history of Laurels and the men behind it all. I am a sucker for history in stories and this blended it so well with the romance and of course, gave us a bit more of Devon, Lewis and Rachel which is always a treat.

The romance was oh so romantic. The authors nailed the chemistry between Jon and Greg that made you want to push them together so they would fall in love. Every small touch, small moment and just everything that lead to them being together was super sweet and the sexy was just that, sexy. Yup, this book had it all and that end was an action packed adventure that brought us to the sweetest epilogue.

Ice was a lovely addition to the Salisbury Stories and I for one hope the series doesn’t end here. I would love to get more of Etienne and see where his life takes him now and who he chooses to fall for.

About Chris Quinton

Chris 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 about 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, mostly in the male/male genre. She also writes male/female novels in the name of Chris Power. 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. In the past she has been a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist, and a 15th century re-enactor.

She currently lives in a small and ancient city in the south-west of the United Kingdom, sharing her usually chaotic home with an extended family, two large dogs, fancy mice, sundry goldfish and a young frilled dragon (Australian lizard) aka Trogdorina.

About R.J. Scott

My 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.

I’ve has been writing since age six, when I was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and the mixing bowl. You can’t tell a six year old not to lick the bowl!

I was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.

As an avid reader myself, I can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, my first real true love will always be the world of romance. I love my cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and love to write dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men. (Yum)

With over 90 titles to my name and counting, I am the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway, which was All Romance Ebooks best selling title of 2010.

I’m also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.

I’m always so thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers.

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