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Now Lucien was quiet. They were only ten minutes from Max’s place, and he had one more question. A really personal question that he needed a more complete answer to.
“Tell me about your lovers.”
Finally Lucien answered. “Uhm. I did.”
Max thought back over what he’d heard on the journey so far. He couldn’t have missed anything, he never missed anything. “I only recall Edward.”
Max caught Lucien shrugging in his peripheral vision, the shrug being the only indication he’d heard Max. “Just Edward.”
“Just Edward? Lucien, you’re twenty-five.”
“I kissed Tommy—well, he kissed me.”
“The boy who dropped out of Cardiff Uni, the one you shared with?”
“Yeah, we went on a date, saw a movie, and we kissed, but when we did, we realized we were better off as friends.”
“How soon after this kiss did he leave Cardiff?”
“Christ, are you implying there is a link between the kiss and him leaving?”
“Well, it was a good couple of weeks. He just packed and went overnight, sent a letter in to the uni.”
“Do you keep in touch?”
“No. I emailed him, but he never answered, so I assume he’s washed his hands of Cardiff.”
“I’ll add him to the list.”
More silence that was heavy with upcoming angst if Max didn’t change the direction of this conversation. It was too late when Lucien finally spoke.
“Look, you have to understand something. I’m not the most confident of people, and when I lived at home…”
“You’ve been at university over two years.” Max hadn’t done the university thing, joining the RAF at sixteen, but he wasn’t stupid. University meant parties and partners and more drink.
“I learned my lesson with Edward. He denied me when he was confronted, told them it was all me. I was grieving, drinking, betrayed, lied to… Like that is going to have me interested in relationships or casual sex.”
Max focused in on one particular point in that statement. “Told who? When you say them? Who confronted him?”
“Mother, Father, Teddy.”
“Okay, that’s fine. So, no jealous exes except potentially Edward?”
“He’s the cultural attaché in Madrid. Him and his wife and his three kids.” Lucien didn’t sound bitter or heartbroken, just resigned. “I haven’t seen him in years now, but I put him on that list.”
Book 1 – Bodyguard To A Sex God
Book 2 – The Ex Factor
Bodyguard Max Connery is used to being mistaken for being younger than he is.
Being carded every time he buys a beer is usual. Even though he’s just turned twenty eight and has two tours in Afghanistan as a pilot under his belt.
When a threat is made on the life of a prince attending University in the UK, Max is the perfect choice to blend in with students and to keep Prince Lucien safe. Even if it means joining the swim team to be by his side.
But, when death visits the University, abruptly this job is a long way past keeping the prince happy and safe. Instead Max has to keep Lucien alive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
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