Today's teaser comes from The Soldier and the Bodyguard (Ellery 10)
Out now – https://rjscott.co.uk/read-soldierbodyguard
I knew I couldn’t help him.
But God I wanted to.
“I’m working in the greenhouse today if you ever want to join me,” Toby offered in that bright, cheerful way he had. I sensed the immediate tension in JC, but he didn’t answer. I could talk for him, explain how today was structured, but I said nothing, even though it killed me to be silent. Daniel said I needed to step back at moments like this, but I knew JC didn’t want to be in the greenhouse, at least not yet. He was still acclimating to the center, and the garden was a step too far today—right now, I knew him better than he knew himself.
Toby paused a moment, then read the reaction. “Maybe one day,” he said with a smile, then went back to talking about bacon, and JC relaxed.
I’d won at not helping JC at that moment.
But I felt like shit for holding back.
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 →