The Cop and the Geek 2 by Cat Blaine

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The Cop and the Geek, 2

Geeky James O’Brien was involved in a barroom brawl a month ago where he met Officer Scott Brown. The two clicked immediately, but sometimes geeky James worries he isn’t exactly what someone like Scott would need. 

When Scott talks James into going camping, James is a little worried. He’s much more of a virtual camping kind of guy. But since it means a lot to Scott, James agrees. Once out in the wilderness Scott breaks his leg and loses their only working phone. Now it’s up to James to prove there’s more to him than meets the eye.

Be Warned: m/m sex


Excerpt:

“Paint ball?” I asked horrified. “That’s your big surprise?”

“It’ll be fun,” Scott said, braking to avoid running over an unobservant pedestrian blabbering away on her phone. “There will be four of us on each team so it won’t be too out of control.”

“Shit.” Did he not know I wasn’t the most athletic guy in the world? I mean I wasn’t a complete couch potato type, but I also wasn’t an Olympian. Playing League of Legends online didn’t exactly qualify me as sporty. “I’ll be on your team, right?”

He grinned, his dimples deep in his cheeks. “Of course.”

“Shit,” I repeated as I slid down in my seat and tried to suppress the anxiety bubbling in my gut.

He looked over at me and frowned. “Are you mad?”

I shook my head. “Oh, no, no. I’m not mad.” Terrified would be more accurate. Would the fact that I rode my bike a lot make any difference in my stamina? Maybe I wouldn’t completely embarrass myself by being an out of shape loser. I knew Scott and his macho cop buddies would no doubt be in way better physical condition than me.

He squeezed my neck affectionately. “I just thought it might be a less stressful way to meet my work friends.”

Less stressful for who? Them?

“I would have preferred large amounts of booze to be involved when I was first introduced to them.”

“Oh, there will be after we kick the other team’s ass. I hoped it could be a nice, informal way to break the ice.”

“It’s just…my favorite little book store is having a sale today. I was hoping to pick up a first edition of The Hobbit that I’ve had my eye on.” I nibbled at my cuticle.

“Come on, James. You have to meet my friends sometime.”

I stared glumly out the window at the shops and trendy coffeehouses we passed. Couples sat at tables with colorful umbrellas, and others walked hand in hand enjoying their lazy Saturday together. I’d give anything to go inhale a fresh butter croissant and huge cappuccino instead of playing paintball.

I’d been seeing Scott for a month now and everything was going great, especially considering how lame I was at relationships. We had a chemistry that could set the sheets on fire, and I was even really fond of his three-year-old son, Troy. But I’d stalled every time he tried to get me together with his friends from work. I didn’t care for cops since my old man had been one. Well, he’d been a cop and a colossal asshole so that might have colored my opinion of cops just a bit. I guess Scott had decided I’d put him off long enough and so he’d engineered this ‘surprise’ for me. Yay.

“I wish you’d warned me.” I glanced down at my skinny jeans and high top sneakers.

“You might have come up with an excuse again.” He gave me a pointed look.

I didn’t argue because he was right. I’d have definitely pulled a work meeting or maybe a great aunt’s funeral out of the air just to avoid this moment. I gestured toward my obviously inappropriate footwear. “I don’t have the right shoes.”

“Nice try.” He laughed and reached carefully behind my seat, while still keeping his focus on the road. “I bought you a pair of boots.”

“What? You bought me shoes?”

“Yep.”

“How do you know they’ll fit me?” I grumbled, taking the box from him and lifting the lid.

Cocking one smooth brow he said, “I’m a cop. I have amazing investigative skills.”

“What did you do? Hire a private investigator to figure out my shoe size?” I smirked.

“I went one better. I looked in your closet while you were in the shower.” He looked very pleased with himself.

I pulled out one boot and studied the brown leather. “These look expensive.”

“Not really. Besides I don’t want you running around in cheap boots that hurt your feet.” He sounded sincere and I couldn’t help but smile.

“You’re always so considerate.” My chest warmed at his kindness. “I don’t know why you like me.” That kind of popped out. I hadn’t actually meant to say that out loud. I mean I really did wonder, but it wasn’t my style to just spill my guts.

He shook his head and laughed. “You always say stuff like that and I don’t get it. You’re amazing.”

My cheeks warmed. “Hardly.”

The smoldering look he sent me had my stomach jangling. “I think you are.”

I cleared my throat and switched topics, because the last thing I needed was a hard on when I arrived to meet his friends. “So is Jack going to be there?” Jack was Scott’s partner and from the way Scott talked about him the two of them were pretty tight. I wasn’t really a jealous type of guy, but the way Scott said Jack’s name always kind of bugged me. There was a definite affection there.

“Of course.”

“Why ‘of course’?” I asked fiddling with the visor.

He was silent for a moment as he concentrated on getting on the freeway. “Because he’s my partner and you’re my boyfriend. Not counting Troy and Marie, you two are the closest people to me.”

There he went again just sharing his feelings as if that was the most normal thing. Well, it is for everyone but you, dummy.

“Let’s say Jack doesn’t like me?” I asked, turning to watch his reaction. “What would happen then?” I didn’t share with him my suspicion he would probably pick Jack over me. He’d known Jack longer. They shared a bond of trust our new relationship hadn’t had the time to create.

Scott’s jaw tensed. “I’m not worried.”

That makes one of us.

Product Reviews

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4/5
Review by Lucy
Written by Hearts On Fire Reviews on 25th Jun 2015

This is the second in a series but I haven’t read the first one, the story where James and Scott (and Troy) meet. In this installment, James and Scott have been dating for a month. First Scott “surprises” James into a paint ball game in order for James to meet Scott’s work friends. It is a case of instant dislike on the part of Jack, Scott’s police partner, even as Scott doesn’t take it very seriously. Paint ball goes pretty well (James is better than the thought!), Jack notwithstanding, and now Scott wants to go camping, just the two of them. The camping trip has problems, big ones. James’ father was a cop and a bad father, and James tends to pull away. He can’t here because there are things that have to be done. I did like it when it finally admits “…it’s gonna hurt” and Scott has a sweet reaction to it. It lowered my enjoyment (and my rating) a bit that after a month things were so serious between them, considering that there was Troy to think of. Also, I wanted some type of resolution or explanation about Jack, which didn’t happen. This may be due to the fact that I didn’t read the story before this one, which I now need to do. But for the most part, it was cute and sweet short story. James gets to realize not every cop is like his father and Scott gets to prove that James is much stronger than people give him credit for.

5/5
Awesome sequel
Written by Anne Bock on 8th Jun 2015

As the first book before, Scotts and James's story is awesome. To see them again, still being in a relationship made me curious what they're up for next. James is still a bit unsure of why Scott would be together with some guy like himself. Going on some paint ball fun with Scott to finally meet his friends, isn't really helping either. Fighting against his disliking of cops in any way, James tries his best to get along with them. Getting out of his comfort zone means a lot for James, but he tries anyway, because he loves Scott and even his little son, Troy, right? So why not join the man he loves on a camping trip. Things end as they would never have expected it to be on this trip an James has to show he is more than just a cute geek. To see and finally hear James say how he feels about Scott out loud was heartwarming and really made me proud of James myself. These both just belong together. James has overstepd his own borders and more than once out of his comfort zone. He deserves a happy end and a caring man at his side, and he even adores the little son of mentioned man to his own surprise. A cute geek and a manly man of a cop, what a hot couple. I loved this second book and I hope we will get to hear of them once more some time in the future.

4/5
Another Great Story
Written by Greebo on 8th Jun 2015

I really enjoyed "The Cop and the Geek", so I didn't have any reason to think that I wouldn't like this one. I was right. Scott and James are back, and this time, Scott wants to introduce the new man in his life to his friends. James is very nervous, worried that they may not like him...especially since the chosen venue for their first meeting is a game of paintball. James is most certainly NOT the athletic sort. Scott was very excited, though, so James goes in feet first. I was so disappointed in Scott's friends. Only one of them made an effort to be nice to James, and Scott's partner was a world class douche! That one was the worst for me. Scott thinks the world of him, and he's rude and classless. I wanted to reach through my Kindle and punch him in his smug little face. That is why I think that this story is great. Cat Blaine has written characters that I am emotionally vested in, and when another character comes along and treats them badly, it brings out very strong feelings in me. After the paintball experience, Scott convinces James to go camping with him. That was great! Once again, James is completely out of his element, and some hilarity ensues. There were also some very powerful, emotional moments. Something else happens too, but I'm not going to give that away. You have to read the book for yourself. All in all, I think that this book was the perfect ending to Scott and James' story. However, I wouldn't mind reading about them sometime in the future. There is a lot that can be told about these guys. I recommend this book, and the original "The Cop and the Geek".

5/5
Awesome sequel!
Written by Anne Bock on 8th Jun 2015

As the first book before, Scotts and James's story is awesome. To see them again, still being in a relationship made me curious what they're up for next. James is still a bit unsure of why Scott would be together with some guy like himself. Going on some paint ball fun with Scott to finally meet his friends, isn't really helping either. Fighting against his disliking of cops in any way, James tries his best to get along with them. Getting out of his comfort zone means a lot for James, but he tries anyway, because he loves Scott and even his little son, Troy, right? So why not join the man he loves on a camping trip. Things end as they would never have expected it to be on this trip an James has to show he is more than just a cute geek. To see and finally hear James say how he feels about Scott out loud was heartwarming and really made me proud of James myself. These both just belong together. James has overstepd his own borders and more than once out of his comfort zone. He deserves a happy end and a caring man at his side, and he even adores the little son of mentioned man to his own surprise. A cute geek and a manly man of a cop, what a hot couple. I loved this second book and I hope we will get to hear of them once more some time in the future.

4/5
Surprising
Written by Kenna Nauenburg on 4th Jun 2015

I really enjoyed "The Cop and the Geek", so I didn't have any reason to think that I wouldn't like this one. I was right. Scott and James are back, and this time, Scott wants to introduce the new man in his life to his friends. James is very nervous, worried that they may not like him...especially since the chosen venue for their first meeting is a game of paintball. James is most certainly NOT the athletic sort. Scott was very excited, though, so James goes in feet first. I was so disappointed in Scott's friends. Only one of them made an effort to be nice to James, and Scott's partner was a world class douche! That one was the worst for me. Scott thinks the world of him, and he's rude and classless. I wanted to reach through my Kindle and punch him in his smug little face. That is why I think that this story is great. Cat Blaine has written characters that I am emotionally vested in, and when another character comes along and treats them badly, it brings out very strong feelings in me. After the paintball experience, Scott convinces James to go camping with him. That was great! Once again, James is completely out of his element, and some hilarity ensues. There were also some very powerful, emotional moments. Something else happens too, but I'm not going to give that away. You have to read the book for yourself. All in all, I think that this book was the perfect ending to Scott and James' story. However, I wouldn't mind reading about them sometime in the future. There is a lot that can be told about these guys. I recommend this book, and the original "The Cop and the Geek".