Blurb: Bodyguard Max Connery is used to being mistaken for being younger than he is.
Being carded every time he buys a beer is usual. Even though he’s just turned twenty eight and has two tours in Afghanistan as a pilot under his belt.
When a threat is made on the life of a prince attending University in the UK, Max is the perfect choice to blend in with students and to keep Prince Lucien safe. Even if it means joining the swim team to be by his side.
But, when death visits the University, abruptly this job is a long way past keeping the prince happy and safe. Instead Max has to keep Lucien alive.
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About the author
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She 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 herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is 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.
Her 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.
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Maxwell—Max—Connery wasn’t what Lucien had expected, nor what Teddy had wanted based on Teddy’s almost violent reaction. But Max was obviously the person that Bodyguards Inc. wanted to send in to live alongside Lucien, and he wasn’t going to argue. He wanted to know more about the young-looking guy who would be his pretend friend for however long it took for him to feel safe.
“Can I ask you…? I mean, this is personal, but exactly, uhm, how old are you?” he asked, tripping over his words and sounding like an idiot in his own head. Immediately he had to qualify what he was saying. “Mr. Monroe said you’d done so much, but you don’t look—”
“A day over twenty-one?” Max finished. “I get that a lot. I’m twenty-eight, but I’ve undertaken other bookings where I’ve had to blend in at a college.”
“You have?” Lucien was half-hopeful and half-disbelieving. He’d actually uncurled himself from his hunched position and managed to keep eye contact with Max.
The door slammed open and Teddy stalked in. Immediately, Lucien tensed.
“I won’t have it,” Teddy snapped. He loomed over Lucien and grabbed his arm so hard Lucien let out a small curse. “You’re coming home where it’s safe, or I follow you at your university.” The way he said the words gave no room for a third option, and for a moment, any hope that Max could help him disappeared.
Until he was staring down at Teddy flat on his back, Max looming over him with his lower arm pressed to Teddy’s throat. Somehow Max had managed to fell Teddy with some kind of ninja move. Lucien’s mouth dropped open in shock.
“Geroffme,” Teddy shouted. Or at least he was probably attempting to shout, but he was flailing at the same time. Finally Max let up the hold, and Teddy rolled to his feet with grace that belied his height.
“Don’t threaten my client again,” Max said. Lucien looked from Max to Teddy and back again. Teddy was bristling, his hands in fists at his side; Max, on the other hand, was loose-limbed and ready for the next go.
“I’m your client?” Lucien finally honed in on the piece of information that explained the smackdown.
“As of ten minutes ago,” Max said.
Teddy loosened his tight fists and instead crossed his arms over his chest. He was not going to be happy about being embarrassed. Teddy was just as aware of what people thought of him and of his place in things as Lucien was. This could get ugly. Teddy wasn’t an easy win and he’d likely thump Max.
Instead, he did something surprising. He held out his hand. “You took me by surprise,” he said.
Max took the hand and they shook. “I did.”
“You keep him safe.”