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
I needed to tell him how the shaver hurt me, I had to get him to understand why it hurt, and then he would back off. It was the movement of the razor, the press of it to my skin, the sensory impact of it around the scar. There was a word that meant… like a movement… like repeated pinpricks, like… I know it began with a V, but I couldn't find the fucking word.
“When you shave me, it does a V-thing in my head.” I felt so damn helpless.
Adrian frowned, but he knew more of what was in my head than I did, and his eyes widened.
That was the word! Such a simple freaking thing. Only two… styluses, no, syllabubs. No! Syllables. “Yes.”
“Okay, no worries, I think the beard looks sexy. For a mountain man.” He smirked at me, and I knew that he was making a joke as he smiled, and I smiled in return. That was something I did know. When a smile met a smile, this equaled a happy thing, and Adrian made me smile. “Maybe we need to visit the barbers? There's a place in town, Norma Jean's Clip and Curl. I'll call the team, and we could walk down there? No pressure if not.”
“Maybe tomorrow,” I said, as if that was what I wanted to do and that the thought of walking into the local town didn't terrify the fuck out of me. “Could you do it with a razor?”
He sat back on his heels. “I can if you want me to.”
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 →