Title: Kissing Alex
Series: Bodyguards Inc #6
Author: R.J. Scott
Genre: M/M Romance
Martial arts expert Lewis is the kind of bodyguard who slips under most people’s radar. Quiet, reserved, but constantly on alert, he’ll do his job, keep his charges safe, then relax by reading Shakespeare in his spare time.
When he’s given a case involving a spoiled celebrity singer, Lewis isn’t all that impressed. The job is nothing but babysitting a pretty boy, and he’s used to diplomatic postings with depth and challenge. What could he possibly have in common with the man he’s being forced to look after?
Alex became the envy of many when he and his fellow bandmates won second place in a huge TV talent show. He has more money than he knows what to do with, no life goals, an ex-boyfriend selling a sex tape and now, someone who wants him dead, or at the very least maimed.
Can Lewis keep Alex safe, even when things usually in his control go to hell? Is running to a remote Scottish island the only way for them to stay alive?
*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review
I love the Bodyguards Inc. series and this is the sixth book, although it can be read as a standalone.
Lewis yearns for his annual month off his bodyguard job to spend on his beloved Scottish island. However, Kyle, his boss asks him to take on a job and combine his stay on the island. Babysitting a boy band singer? As much as Lewis rejects the idea, the monetary gain that he needs to support his island is too good to miss. It is then he finds himself escorting the spoilt and angry young man across England to the north of Scotland. But the more time he spends with Alex he finds his original impression of him was totally incorrect.
Alex has been riding the crest of the wave of success after his band came second in a national talent show. Two years later he is now the outcast of the band and under the risk of danger, hence finding himself being escorted to a remote Scottish island with a brooding Scot as his bodyguard.
This was another hit in the series for me. I just love how the characters are slowly unravelled to give the reader an in depth understanding of what makes them tick. I love the slow burn of how Lewis and Alex gradually grew closer to each other and although they initially fought off taking the plunge but then after accepting they can have a quick affair to then it becoming so much more.
There was lots of sensual kissing going on (hence the title) and plenty of other sexiness added in. Oh and yes the ultimate stance of a sexy Scot in a kilt was nicely included (and we find out what was worn under the kilt too!)
The drama element was not overly done but just a smidgen to give the read a little more depth than just being a nice romance. However this is what it mainly was for me, a nice sexy romance, set in a beautiful part of Britain with a host of engaging characters and hot kissing. Loved! Four and a half stars.
"I just don't have words for how amazing this Bodyguards Inc series is. And it just keeps getting better and better." ~rainbowgirl (Amazon Review)
"Wow, RJ Scott has done it again. Kissing Alex was a wonderful addition to the Bodyguards, Inc family." ~sgirl (Amazon Review)
RJ Scott has been writing since age six when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and was told to write a story. Two sides of A4 about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born. She reads anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, her first real love will always be the world of romance. From billionaires, bodyguards and cowboys to SEALs, throwaways and veterinarians, she writes passionate stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.