Garron's Gift [Good-time Boys Series #2]
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by Carol Lynne
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: Garron Greeley thought he had it all--a great new job and the man of his dreams to call his own. When his lover Sonny sprang the idea of a commitment ceremony on him, Garron couldn't have been happier. Except for a few men, the town seemed supportive of their relationship, and many showed up to witness their special day. The ceremony is everything he hoped for, until an act of bigoted violence shatters Garron's world, leaving his new husband in a pool of blood in the middle of the street. He's left wondering if asking for everything will leave him with nothing. Working with his new brother-in-law, Garron sets out to prove the identity of the shooter and bring him to justice. Along the way he learns that true love can have many different forms. This book is best read in sequence as part of a series, as the storyline continues in future releases
eBook Publisher: Total-e-bound, 2007 2007
eBookwise Release Date: August 2007
326 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [137 KB]
Reading time: 87-122 min.
Garron was leaving the police station when his cell phone rang. Looking at the display he smiled. "Hey, hot stuff."
"They shot him," Sonny yelled into the phone.
Garron's stomach bottomed out as he stopped in his tracks. "Shot who?"
"Buford, someone killed him."
Quickly searching his memory, Garron came up blank. "I'm sorry, cowboy, but I don't know a Buford."
"He's my goddamn prize-winning Blank Angus bull."
"Shit, I'm sorry. Did you call Rawley?" Garron hurried to his black Harley and climbed on.
"Yeah, he was going to stop and get Jeb and head this way. How long before you get here?"
"I can make it in about fifty minutes. Will you still be there?"
"Yeah, it'll take a while I'm sure. We're just passed the pond on Jeb's side of the fence."
"All right, I'm leaving now. Love you."
"Love you, need you here."
Sonny hung up and Garron looked at the phone a moment before slipping it back into his pocket. Starting his bike, he roared out of the parking lot toward home. Funny how the Flying G had become home after only a month, of course a lot of it could be because his heart lived there. Garron decided to take the interstate to shave off a few minutes. Usually he took the back roads, but he had a feeling Sonny needed him as soon as he could get there.
Riding down the road, he thought about the phone call. He knew Sonny was supposed to go into town to pick up some new fencing material. Garron wondered if something had happened. Lionel Hibbs used every chance he got to run the two of them down to the rest of the town. At first it was just little comments here and there, but it had moved into shouts of vulgarity as soon as Lionel spotted one or both of them in town.
Garron had to quit bartending two weeks early because Lionel made such a scene every time he came into the Dead Zone, Jim, the owner, thought it was best. Sonny tried to act like the name calling didn't bother him, but Garron knew it did. Sonny'd grown up in Summerville, and for him to suddenly shy away from going into town was a sure sign.
The closer he got to the ranch the faster he went. Something had to have sparked this sudden change in Lionel's behaviour. Killing ranch animals was a big step from bigoted words shouted across the street.
Garron parked his bike by the shed and drove the four-wheeler to Sonny. Topping the slight rise in the landscape, Garron spotted Sonny, Jeb, Rawley and another man surrounding what he guessed was Buford. Slowing down, he stopped just inside the broken fence. Rawley looked up and walked over.
"Glad you finally made it. My brother's going off the deep end." Rawley rubbed at the back of his neck. Garron could tell there was something else Rawley wanted to tell him.
"What?" Garron asked as he started toward the broken barbed wire fence.
"Sonny and Lionel got into a fight this afternoon in town. I think Lionel ended up with a broken nose, but Sonny came away with a black eye." Rawley said as he followed Garron over to the fence.
Turning back toward Sonny, Garron pointed to the broken wire. "You look at this, it's obviously been cut. I'm gonna go check on Sonny." He walked toward the man he loved, fire heating his veins. How dare Lionel touch Sonny. He had half a mind to go into town and find that bastard right now. The only thing stopping him was the look on Sonny's face when Garron neared. Opening his arms, Sonny immediately walked into them. "You okay?" He looked down into Sonny's bruised face.
"No, but I'm better now." Sonny looked over at Buford. "He just killed him, for no good reason."
Rubbing his hands up and down Sonny's back, Garron looked over at Jeb. "The fence has been cut."
Jeb nodded, "I figured as much." Jeb pointed toward the older man. "This is our vet, Dr. Mac Whitcomb. Mac, this is my brother Garron."
The two men shook hands. Although his hair was totally grey, Mac didn't look much over forty-five. He looked Mac in the eyes. "Can you tell how long ago this happened?"
Scratching his jaw, Mac looked back at the dead bull. "Hard to say with this heat, but my guess would be only a couple of hours."
Looking back down at Sonny, Garron kissed his forehead. "What time did you get in your fight?"
Garron noticed Sonny's jaws tensing. "About the same time, I reckon."
"How'd it happen?" Garron kept his arms wrapped around Sonny's waist.
"Well, I guess he must've seen me walk into the feed store from his office across the street. When I finished up and left, Lionel was waiting for me. He started saying some stuff that I didn't much care for, and then he pushed me." Sonny gave a slight grin. "That's when I showed him I may be small, but I can still throw a punch."
Garron looked around the group, "You guys thinking the same thing I am?"
Mac nodded, looking back at the bull. "Set up to give him an alibi. I tell you what, I never much cared for that man, but anyone who can order this done is sick."
"Yeah, I think we all agree on that one. The question is, can we find anything to legally link him to the crime," Rawley said, stepping into the circle. "It's so dry out here there aren't any footprints, but I'll continue to search." Rawley pointed toward the dead bull. "What are you gonna do with Buford?"
"Shelby's out in the east pasture digging a hole now. He'll come back with the tractor and pick him up when he's done."
Rawley ran his fingers through his short black hair and looked at Mac. "The bullet still in there?"
Mac looked down at the dead bull. "No exit wound, so yeah. You want me to try and get it out for ya?"
"If you can without damaging the bullet. I'll send it to the crime lab in Lincoln and get a ballistics report done on it. It's a long shot, but it's probably my only piece of evidence."
Garron looked at Rawley, "Did you get some pictures? I'm sure the insurance company will want them, along with the reports from you and Mac."
"Yeah, I got them. I have done this before ya know," Rawley said.
"Sorry, didn't mean that the way it sounded. I just wanted to make sure everything was being taken care of before I took Sonny home."
"Go on and take him, we'll finish up here."
Garron looked down at Sunny. "Where's the truck?"
"Shelby took it. I guess I'll be riding on the back of the four-wheeler." He winked, "What a shame."
Slapping Sonny on the ass, Garron waived goodbye to Mac, Jeb, and Rawley. * * * *
By the time they reached the house, they were both horny as hell. Making their way into the kitchen, Garron attacked his lips. "Need you."
"Yeah," Sonny said, pulling on Garron's clothes. He managed to get Garron's T-shirt up and over his head, before starting on his fly. As soon as he had him unbuckled and unzipped, Sonny was on his knees. He swiped his tongue across the head of Garron's cock and moaned at the flavour of pre-come. "Love your taste," he said just before taking the crown into his mouth.
Pulling the soft denim down, Sonny ran his hands over the firm globes of Garron's ass. He felt the taut muscles under his hands as Garron began to thrust. Sonny became lost in the passionate act, slipping his finger between Garron's cheeks to press against his hole. He'd yet to make love to this ass. Because of their size difference, Sonny had naturally taken the bottom's role in their relationship, which, up until this moment, had always suited them both. Right now, however, Sonny wanted inside Garron with a need he'd never experienced before.