Feat Of Clay by Susan Mac Nicol


Imprisoned and tortured, undercover cop Tate Williams will find redemption in the arms of his boyhood friend, now lover, former SAS soldier Clay Mortimer.
Though they went their separate ways, Tate Williams and Clay Mortimer have been crazy about each other since their school days. Clay went into the SAS. Tate became a cop. Neither mentioned their attraction to the other. Both sought out danger. Both found it.

Imprisoned and shot in an undercover assignment gone wrong, Tate somehow survived…and found his way back into Clay’s arms. His old friend is now the owner of an elite investigation agency and everything any man could want: patient, handsome, commanding. And Clay knows what it takes to survive. But Tate can’t bring himself to share all his secrets, nightmares that force him to rebel against everything. He finds solace from his past as a graffiti artist, a childhood passion, but his demons drive away all who might care for him. Only when he faces that past—and learns that everyone has tasted despair—can the two men truly be brothers-in-arms…and more.

Feat of Clay by Susan Mac Nicol
Excerpt  1
Beneath the powerful beast roaring on Tate’s flesh lay the word Reino, carved out with a scalpel in Tate’s skin by the man who sixteen months ago had kept Clay’s lover prisoner for four days, tortured him, then shot him three times and left him for dead in a city street. A snarling twist of deception had left Tate the victim after his undercover drug sting had gone bad. The dragon covered up what Tate thought was a shameful scar, but Clay, who’d chosen the image for him, had always thought it reflected his lover’s inner strength and resilience.
Tate stirred and murmured sleepily and Clay hastily moved his fingers away so he didn’t wake Tate completely. He settled back in the bed and pulled the duvet up over them both.
I hope he manages to sleep, was Clay’s last conscious thought as he sank into darkness. I don’t know how long he can go on like this.









Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that…She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason. She likes to think of herself as a ‘half full’ kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.

Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don’t tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots.

In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.


Feat of Clay (Men of London #4)Feat of Clay by Susan Mac Nicol
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Arc review

Men of London just got even hotter. I would say you could read this as a standalone but if you are like me and like to start at the beginning knowing all the characters, start with ‘Love You Senseless’.
This is Clay’s story and oh boy! it’s awesome. Clay has a very handsome but also very trouble partner called Tate.
The love that you feel while reading this story just warms your heart. Every relationship has it’s ups and downs. Maybe some more than most but what Clay and Tate are dealing with is more than who left the toilet seat up or who’s turn is it to do the dishes.
Tate is suffering with nightmares after being captured and tortured while undercover. I can not even begin to imagine how you would deal with this. It’s scary enough to read about what he went through never mind have to deal with it day in and day out. Clay is Tate’s rock, he is so strong and hot and sexy and Oh God! Sorry where was I?
Tate has secrets that even Clay doesn’t know and he never wants him to find out believing that Clay would want nothing more to do with him. They have wanted each other since they were very young, growing up as best friends. Everyone could see how much they loved each other, no matter how much they thought it was just their secret.
Clay is very protective of Tate to the point where he starts to feel like a child. Sometimes you have to let go in order for your loved ones to grow and Clay is learning this the hard way.
He is everything that Tate needs and vice versa. They love each other so much. It’s finding that middle ground so life can go on as smoothly as possible.
Tate likes to draw when he needs a distraction. Hmm well okay draw maybe not the right word. He’s an artist of sorts. To me it’s called Graffiti. He likes to find a blank canvas of wall and well graffiti it.
Each to their own people. It actually is art, I couldn’t do it. Could you?
Let me tell you more about Clay. He has his own business called ‘Mortimer Investigations’. He is former SAS, doesn’t that just turn you on. Okay maybe just me then. LOL.
Clay is a powerful male, very commanding but yet gentle. He loves with everything he has. He’s just the ultimate package.
Yes people I am in love with Clay and not only does he bat for the other team he’s a fictional character so I have zero chance of ever hooking up with him. Another book boyfriend to add to my list. Story of my life.
This book is another fantastic read from the Men of London Series. If you love the M/M Genre with a great story then this book is definitely for you.
Susan Mac Nicol YOU ROCK!! Thank you for another fabulous read



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