Book Blast ~ Love's Design (Bodyguards, Inc. #5) by R.J. Scott ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Title: Love's Design
Series: Bodyguards, Inc. #5
Author: R.J. Scott
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2015
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.
"...Kirby was on the run with little Andy and Louise, having seen their father stabbed and left for dead. An unexpected attack at the train station left Kirby in a bloody mess and Stefan coming to the rescue. ... Love’s Design was a great addition to the Bodyguard, Inc. series, with a magical Christmas theme..."
“If you’re not reading this series, you really need to because it wins all the awesome!” ~Meredith at Diverse Reader
“When I read an R.J. Scott book I never fail to get a quiver in my body and a smile on my face. Love’s Design lived up to my expectations.” ~Evelise at S.E.X. Reviews
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
Stefan Mortimer is passing time while he can return to the States to continue with his work at the CIA, but finds himself thrown in the middle of a case when he rescues a man, his nephew and niece at a train station.
Kirby's life hasn't been easy, thrown away from his house at 16 for being gay, the last thing he expected was for his brother to contact him after so many years to help him look after his kids. When they get smack-dabbed in the middle of Robbie being knifed by a corrupt cop, the only thing he can do is escape. Trust doesn't come easy for Kirby, but when the handsome CIA agent helps them get away from the bad guys and finds them a safe place to stay, what else can he do?
I loved Stefan, who we'd already met in Undercover Lovers, but it took me a bit to warm up to Kirby. Yes, he had a hard life, but some of his reactions with Stefan were out of misplaced pride and I just wanted to slap him. He got much better in the second half of the book, and I really liked their interactions with the children and the rest of the BI crew.
It was awesome to see Kyle and Ross being all lovey-dovey, too.
There wasn't as much action in this book, but it was still quite interesting to see it all unravel in the end and that Kirby and Stefan managed to find a way for their HEA.
Rating: 4 Stars!
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.