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.
Two battle-weary men find love in the Tennessee mountains and plan forever—but who is trying to kill them, and why?
JC struggles to understand his place in the world. Wealthy beyond imagination—the son of an actor and a model—he has a gentle heart and a desire to fix something missing in himself. Enlisting in the army is his way of 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 hope of being the same man again, he begins to lose hope.
Adrian should never have been part of JC’s world, but he and JC became childhood friends and have never been apart. Following Adrian into the army was a no-brainer, but watching their team die shattered Adrian’s spirit, and witnessing JC bleeding out broke his heart. Acting as a bodyguard in Ellery keeps JC safe, but Adrian is determined that one day he’d be able to tell JC he loves him and that he wants forever.
Threats have followed them from the battlefield, and as letters and parcels from an unknown sender escalate to attempted murder, JC and Adrian have no choice but to go on the run. When the Sanctuary Foundation intervenes and takes them into their care, secrets are revealed that could destroy JC and Adrian and their newly acknowledged love.
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.More info →