Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Max and the Prince by R.J. Scott

Title:Max and the Prince
Series:  Bodyguards Inc., 3
Author:R.J. Scott
Publisher:Love Lane Books
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/M
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
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. 

Lucien just wants to complete his education in peace.  No one at university knows he is royalty and he would like to keep it that way.  But someone is making threats.  And the threats are serious enough to force his parents to provide protection or make him return home.  Lucien chooses protection but will he survive the choice?  Max doesn’t really care to protect a spoiled prince but his job doesn’t offer many choices.  And then he meets the prince in question and must rearrange his thinking 180 degrees.  
I enjoyed reading Max and the Prince by R. J. Scott.  This was my first time reading this author and it will not be the last.  Ms. Scott gave me a well written story.  Luke has dealt with pain and is trying to move past his grief in a way that is much more mature than he has handled it in the past.  But his past doesn’t seem to want to stay there.  Max may appear more put together, but he also has not faced his past.  He lost the career he loved and while he still gets to use the skills he learned while in the military it isn’t quite the same.  I loved that Ms. Scott took these two men and together they found something in each other.  Both understood pain and while they handled it differently, they did learn.  Luke was more than the sum of his title and with Max’s help he was able to let go and be sure that he would be safe.  And Max opened up and allowed someone to empathize with his losses.  I enjoyed their journey toward a happily ever after and look forward to seeing who else will have their happily ever after in this series.

                         Four Twinkling Stars

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