Title: Love’s Design
Series: Bodyguards Inc. 5
Author: R. J. Scott
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Holiday Novel
Length: 172 Pages
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (December 11, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Can Christmas be the time when Kirby finally stops running and allows himself to fall in love with the man who saves his life?
CIA Agent Stefan Mortimer is cooling his heels in the UK until he can go home. Taking on easy assignments with Bodyguards Inc. seems like a good solution to keep him sane. He’s used to life throwing him curveballs, and it’s just another day at the office when he rescues Kirby Devlin and his niece and nephew. Now he has to keep Kirby and the kids alive and stay professional.
Kirby Devlin has one priority; keeping his small family safe. On the run, and facing danger at every turn, Kirby finally runs out of places to hide on a snowy December day at an Edinburgh train station. Stefan comes to the rescue, saves him and the children. Is it possible that Kirby finally has someone to trust?
Now, if only it would be as easy for Kirby to trust Stefan with his heart.
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Review: Each book in the Bodyguards Inc. collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
I came across R.J. Scott’s books when she wrote the Sanctuary series, and I fell in love with the guys. Now I am falling in love with the Bodyguards Inc. series. RJ Scott is one hell of a writer and has always given a story that pulls you into a world that just calls you. She is one of my top three contemporary authors that actually is on my automatically buy list.
Not only do you have danger from different directions, but you have alpha men who protect those they love. Not to mention the fact that when you think of bodyguards, you think of hot men with guns. I always love the strong man who protects, but this one has a little more of a twist. This for me was a lot of fun.
Stefan was a CIA agent who had men who wanted him dead, which to me is a bit odd. I would think there would be more people out there that would want to kill him. He is a favorite of mine though. He is chilling in the UK with his friends, doing a little work for Bodyguards Inc. on the side.
Things were going good, till he spots a man who has him on edge. It turns out that his gut feelings were definitely working. He ends up saving Kirby’s life from a beating, only to find out that he was indeed saving Kirby and two little ones.
Kirby had been kicked out at the age of sixteen for being gay. He had left his little brother behind, only several years later finding out that he was an uncle. Robbie needed Kirby to keep his children safe. Kirby needed Stefan to keep them safe after they ran when Robbie was hurt. The problem is Kirby didn’t trust easy so it was going to take a while for Stefan to get him to take him for his word. Not to mention Stefan was falling in love.
I have found that R.J.’s books are one of my favorite contemporary stories. There is just something about them that pulls you in and keeps you there. There is a twist to the stories that are fun to read and the stories just flow off the pages. Once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down.
I felt bad for Kirby from the first part, but also wanted Stefan to win him over. I would have loved to find out that his parents were deceased but you never find out. They were definitely parents that should have never been allowed to have children.
It also shows one that thinking one way is not always the right way. Kirby had his thoughts of his brother and he was definitely not right. It just shows how this book seems like real life to me. This book has a fantastic story line and gave this group of guys the perfect Christmas.
I had a blast reading this and would definitely recommend it. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.
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