Today's teaser comes from The Soldier and the Bodyguard (Ellery 10)
Releasing 17 June – link to pre-order – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-soldierbodyguard
“What was in the … in the…” I screwed my eyes shut when he didn’t immediately fill in the missing word. “…box,” I finished and felt so freaking proud of one stupid word. My hand started shaking, and I held it still, pulling my shoulders back. “What was in the fucking box?”
“Nothing,” Adrian took my arm then to tug me away from the Center. I wrenched my arm free, which hurt, but I didn’t want this shit anymore.
“Don’t lie to me!” I snapped, and he shook his head.
“I promise that the box was empty. It was someone messing with us.”
“With me, Adrian—they’re messing with me.”
“No.” He was suddenly so close it startled me. “It might be you they send this shit to, but every moment you’re scared, I feel it right in here.” He pressed a hand to his chest, right over his heart, and a small part of my anger shifted.
Someone wants JC dead, and Adrian is the only thing standing in the way. Has war followed them home? Or is something more sinister at play?
JC struggles to understand his place in the world, and despite being wealthy beyond imagination, he’s never found real happiness outside of his friendship with Adrian. Enlisting in the army is his attempt at finding purpose, but tragedy strikes, and only the Ellery Veterans Center can help put back the pieces of his shattered life. With a bullet fragment in his brain and seemingly no chance of ever being the man he once was, he begins to lose hope.
Adrian didn’t hesitate to follow his best friend to war, but with their unit decimated in an ambush and JC bleeding into the dirt, Adrian buries his hopes for the future to keep the man he loves safe. Acting as JC’s bodyguard means he is secure for now, but threats from an unknown person escalate to attempted murder, and Adrian has no choice but to take JC and run. When the Sanctuary Foundation intervenes and takes them into their care, they might be safe, but revealed secrets could destroy everything.
Sometimes, even if love finds a way through tragedy, it can be impossible to imagine forever.
This book features characters from my action-adventure romantic suspense Sanctuary series, but you do not have to have read Sanctuary to enjoy this story. This best-friend-to-lover, hurt-comfort romance has bodyguards, threats, found family, and a guaranteed love-filled happily ever after.More info →