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
“You kissed me,” JC murmured, and I gave up getting comfortable and rolled up to sit on the side of the bed. He’d done the same—I could make out the shape of him in the faint moonlight as my eyes adjusted. I genuinely hoped that we could skip over any recrimination and discussion and avoid fall out, forgetting it had ever happened. This was the first time he’d mentioned it since the bench moving, but clearly, it was keeping him awake as much as me.
“I’m sorry,” I said gently. I fucked up.
“Are you?” he sounded as if the question had been forced from somewhere very deep.
Should I have said I was sorry? I can’t believe I’d given in like that and kissed him when I should have been looking out for him. I was sorry because he deserved that.
“Yeah,” I lied. Half lied. Whatever.
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 →