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Whitetail Rock

(Whitetail Rock #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,708 ratings  ·  226 reviews
Official Description: Nikhil “Nik” Larson is a snarky, dark-skinned adoptee from India who grew up in the Whitest Town in America. Back to visit his parents Nik meets Trooper Jurgen Dammerung, a blond, butch motorcycle cop who’s so hot he leaves a con trail wherever he goes.

Jurgen is the epitome of everything Nik hated about growing up the lone Indian boy among a town of w
ebook, 71 pages
Published July 30th 2011 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads
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Julio Genao
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Julio by: Kimberly
Nik's a douche. A deluded, stupid, hostile little douche.

Making him the lead was probably a mistake, but must have been loads of fun to write—the lengths to which he goes in order to ruin his own happiness are incredible, and often funny.

Sadly, it seems only Julia Roberts can play a neurotic at all fetchingly—as in, without making you want to end her with a hatchet.

But, hey—the rest? Sparkling! Wonderful narrative voice, an impressively pure example of the prototypical romance, and a love intere
Tanu Gill
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Awwww, this was everything I was expecting and then some! Nik was just the epitome of snarkily adorable, and Jurgen was the epitome of sizzlingly mysterious.

It was so cute to meet Sam. His friendship with Nik is just the best! Reminds me of my friends from my hostel.

Though I've deducted one star because I feel that the author would've done an awesome job had it been a lengthier story.
3.5 Stars

This was a sizzling little number indeed. Apparently I need to read more Anne Tenino, because if this is any indication of what to expect in terms of writing quality and tangible chemistry between the characters, then I’m all in.

I liked the story setting and I greatly appreciated the diversity of the MCs, especially in terms of how their physical and cultural differences played into the evolution of their relationship.

As I said, the characters shared some smokin’ hot chemistry - seriou
4.5 stars from me for this one, another really good, hot read from Anne Tenino, and FREE.

This was the story of Nik Larson, an snarky yet sensitive Indian adoptee and Jurgen Dammerung, a mountain of a motorcycle cop who is blond, butch and awesome!! They were sooo hot together!!

I liked that it also featured Sam from 'Too Stupid to Live' as Nik's best friend, and of course, as anyone who has read TSTL will know, Nik and Sam are very close, and tell each other everything, or mostly everything!!

4 Stars - ... lovely!

This was a romantic and cute M/M novella. Nik is a complicated, rather touchy, guy who has a hard time believing that Jurgen really want just him. Born in India and adopted as a toddler, he has always been different, now also a weird gay guy. Jurgen is the new sexy motorcycle police in the small town. He seems to be very attracted to Nik. A shameless flirt is he as well....

More content and soul than the cover would suggest. Seventy pages free to download. Well worth reading.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I have a addiction.

I feel completely compelled and helpless in the face of a free m-m romance books. I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I can't... stop... reading them!

On to the book at hand...

This was a quick, sexy, fun novella by Anne Tenino, who I've been meaning to read more of for some time. I liked that it explored the idea of race in the gay culture (albeit in a very passing manor in the context of a romance novel). I also have a mild sub-fetish with cops or law enforcement
3.5 Stars and plenty of reasons to read this one. But for the love of all that's hot and sexy, I can think of only one and his name is Jurgen and he looks like this...

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He rides a Harley and screws like a machine. I also recall, between desperate panting and fanning of self that this is quite funny too. And it's free!!! Oh and I've read the follow up book which was pretty good too.

Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

A fabulous free short about Nik, a graduate student, and Jurgen, a motorcycle cop. They meet when Nik and his friend Sam are visiting Nik's adoptive parents during a school break.

They start a blazing affair that goes from casual to intense but always passionate. This is very well written with some great MC's and a wonderful secondary character in Sam. Fun.
I will give you 10 reasons to read this book:

1) Porch sex.
2) Bathroom counter sex.
3) Office desk sex.
4) Post-testing bareback sex.
5) Leather motorcycle chaps (and matching gloves).
6) Handcuffs.
7) Sam.
8) Nik's snarkiness.
10) It's FREE. WHAT?!

Bonus reason: Ash would approve of Nik's reaction to being called "baby." *snicker*

I am a fan, Ms. Tenino. I am a fan.

My only major criticism is that I wanted some of Jurgen's POV, too. Because he is (view spoiler)
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
OMG! I loved this! I was just starting to read Too Stupid to Live when I realized there were two books before it. I AM SO GLAD I STOPPED! This was so freaking good and totally off the charts hot! I am very anxious for the rest of this series even more now!

The Bursting Bookshelf of a Wallflower
5 stars!

Whitetail Rock is a great free read and I can only recommend to everbody!

Super hot. Super addictive. Super sexy cop action.

I have a whole new understanding for screen doors!

Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
3 Stars
The name Jurgen was a turn-off for me. Plus I kept mentally adding the umlaut. Yes. I'm a weirdo like that. But it should be Jürgen Dämmerung. ...more
Experiment BL626
Smutty and free. The book appealed to every one of my romance kinks, and the romance was interracial to boot (not something I commonly come across). This book would have been rated higher than 3 stars, but it wasn’t for two big reasons.

First reason: the main character

Nik wasn’t likable as I wanted him to be. I get his issues. I get his anger. But I couldn’t excuse him taking his anger out on undeserving Jurgen. Jurgen had been nothing but nice to Nik. Meanwhile, Nik was rude and selfish to Jurge

Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group, Hot Summer Days event.

3.75 stars I'm not one of those girls who goes gaga for guys in uniforms, I may have some authority issues... but that picture... kinda makes me melt. So anyway. 3 stars for the story, 5 stars for the sex. Averaged out at 4 but I rounded down slightly because Nik is just so annoying. I never really liked him. I get that he's supposed to have issues but he was overly sensitive and immature the entire time, albeit pretty funny. But
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can’t believe this is a freebie! Seriously, I loved it more than other books that I’ve paid way too much for!! Sooo, I’m actually reading these out of order. I just finished Too Stupid to Live and then discovered the Whitetail Rock series. Oops! So I already knew Nik, Jergen and Sam before reading this. I enjoyed finding out how Nik and Jergen met. And I totally fell in love with Nik. He’s goofy and adorable, just like Sam. I can totally understand why they are best friends. Loved the ending a ...more

3.5 Stars

This was HOT! There is some serious chemistry between these two guys.
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it
So here's the thing, I hate reading m/f romance novels. Nine times out of ten the leading lady (or I usually refer to them as the 'simpering mess') is damaged emotionally, winey, brick wall building, self doubting with a stick up her ass while pleading "surely he couldn't be interested in little-old-me". Then they try to fight being rescued by a great big hunk of spunk who'll tell them what they should wear, when to leave the house or better yet "not to bother thinken' 'bout that stuff no more s ...more
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nikyta by: Yvonne
I loved this book. It was funny and sweet. Nik and Jurgen were an intense couple. I loved how Nik would stand up to Jurgen acting like he wasn't interested and then Jurgen would do his sexy little growling or purring and Nik would just cave. I loved Jurgen's possessiveness and his determination to have Nik even though Nik thought he'd just be a one-night stand. And those fucking chaps?!?!?! Fuck, can you say HOT????

Beyond that, it was just such a sweet story how they both fell for one another.
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-contemp
Endearingly funny. Nik is prickly and Jurgen is stalwart which if you're in his shoes and pursuing Nik is required. Very adroit handling of race and homosexuality in small town America from different viewpoints, but never heavy-handed or preachy. Quite clever.

Kudos to Sam, Nik's best friend. Dorky and adorable has a special place in my heart.

Favorite quote:
"Not every childhood trauma can be healed by finding the right penis."
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
4.5 stars. The main character's lack of self-esteem and chip on his shoulder about his race was a little taxing but I just loved this story. It was well written, tight and smooth. The sex scenes were varied and very hot. The ending was so sweet I teared up a little.

More more more!!
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, funny, real and So. Damn. Sexy! I think I might go back and try out the highlight function on my Kindle...

P.S. Now I know why everyone's asking about Sam's story.:)
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
I was disappointed when I realized this was over 20K words because I wanted to give it an A rating at BER. I hadn't had one in so long. Nik is a English postgraduate with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He grew up in a white town, the son of a white couple adopted form India. The only brown kid in town and later, the only gay kid which some were quick to take advantage of. He's home for a visit when he sees uber-alpha state trooper Jurgen. When he flirts, to his surprise Jurgen makes a move whi ...more
Dee Wy
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this free story written for the m/m group. The premise is basically that when you are different (in this case a young man from India adopted as a baby living in rural America) it is often hard not to see prejudice where in fact there is none.

Nik at first believes that Jurgen just sees him as a novelty and he must get over his sensitivity before he can appreciate what Jurgen is offering. Great read!

I can't believe I did not read this sooner. What a fun story. I loved seeing bits of Sam (he is the reason I stopped Too Stupid to Live and went back to read this) and his hopeless romantic self but Nik and Jurgen? Goodness those two are fun, sexy and oh so swoony. This was such a fun read. Off to read the next one! ...more
I actually found myself enjoying this more than I expected at the beginning. These two grew on me and Nik's growth as a character was really sweet. I liked how patient Jurgen was even if he wasn't going to out and out tell Nik anything. ...more
Feb 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: funny, shorts, anthology
Whitetail Rock tells the short story of Nik, a snarky Indian boy from the whitest town in USA, and Jurgen, a droolworthy cop who does not let snark and neuroses put him off. Nik has understandable issues, and Jurgen infinite patience, and the story is funny, sexy and entertaining enough.
Jun 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, mmr
Mmmm, Trooper Eye Candy!

First Read June 12 2012
Cole Riann
Finally read this in anticipation of Too Stupid to Live, and WOWO, hotness! ...more
Heather C
Jan 16, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: m-m, series, freebie, ebook
Eh...these guys were more interesting in Too Stupid to Live
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Catalyzed by her discovery of LGBTQ romance, Anne Tenino left the lucrative fields of art history, non-profit fundraising, and domestic engineering (in that order) to follow her dream of become a starving romance author. For good or ill, her snarky, silly, quasi-British sense of humor came along for the ride.

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“Sam. I've got news for you. Not every childhood trauma can be healed by finding the right penis."

Sam looked devastated. He opened and closed his mouth, eyes wide, then suddenly slumped back against the railing, unable to support himself anymore. "You mean," his voice was barely a whisper. "All those romance novels lied?”
“He made me pick a safe word." Nik peeked between his fingers. Sam's mouth was hanging open.
"Oh." Sam's voice was a whisper. More of the throat clearing. "What did you pick?"
Not the question he'd been expecting. Nik looked up at Sam from under his hand.
"Lemonade?" Nik nodded. "Do you like lemonade?"
"Does it matter? Yes, I like lemonade."
"Shouldn't you have picked something you didn't like, to make sure there were no, um, inadvertent exclamations at an important moment?"
He dropped his hand and stared at Sam. "Who screams out 'lemonade' in the middle of sex?"
Sam blushed. Nik was momentarily grateful for his dark skin. "You'd be surprised," Sam mumbled.”
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