Undercover Lovers, Book 4 in the Bodyguards Inc series: Out July 31st
Book 1 - Bodyguard to a Sex God
Book 2 - The Ex Factor
Book 3 - Max and the Prince
Ross and Kyle's story.
Even if Ross and Kyle make it out of this alive, will the secrets in Kyle's heart stay safe?
Kyle gets caught up in a case that is entirely unrelated to Bodyguards Inc. Not only does he abruptly need time off, but he has to have absolute trust and complete support from Ross without being able to tell Ross a thing.
CIA Agent Stefan Mortimer needs Kyle's help with a case of a geneticist and a missing formula. Trouble is being led right to Kyle’s door, endangering the life of the team he has built and the man that he loves.
Going undercover, with Ross as his husband, is the worst kind of torture in so many ways, but it is the only answer. Kyle and Ross may well live through this but Kyle is convinced his heart won't survive.
Unique Excerpt 1
“Who is Stefan?” Ross asked as soon as they hit the open road. He was looking directly at Kyle and couldn’t fail to see the stiffening in him, the tension in his shoulders and jaw. “I get it’s probably all I need to know, but if we’re going undercover, I need something.”
Kyle glanced at him briefly, because he was navigating the country backroads. He didn’t answer until they joined the main road north.
“You don’t need to know that,” Kyle said. His typical soft, almost slow accent had become tighter, clipped. He sighed. “And I can’t tell you, even if I want to.”
“But you trust him?”
The answer seemed to come very naturally. “I trust Stefan with my life.”
“Do you trust him with mine?” God knows where that question came from, but Ross didn’t apologize for asking. Normally, when there was a new case, there was the research, the checks, the personnel training, or at least some kind of background.
Kyle didn’t answer. Distracted by a stop light, he was staring pointedly straight ahead.
“So do you?” Ross pressed.
“The question is more do you trust I can look after you,” Kyle murmured.
“You have a gun.”
“You realize this is England, not America. We don’t have guns.”
Kyle hesitated. There was some definite thought going on behind his dark blue eyes. Ross could tell that whatever Kyle wanted to say wasn’t easy. “We might need a weapon.”
Ross considered this. “Okay. And yes, I trust you can look after me.” Then he had to add a proviso. “Not that I need looking after, Mr. Hero.”
Kyle muttered something under his breath, but Ross didn’t catch it, and he wasn’t going to push.
“Anyway, talk me through our legends,” Ross said.
“Back story is just fine.”
“I like the word legend.”
“You’re not a spy, Ross,” Kyle said. He had a small hint of his normal teasing tone in the words.
“Okay, so what is our back story?”
“We’re just married,” Kyle began.
“And our names?”
“We can keep the ones we have.”
“So when you said undercover, you just meant the married-relationship bit.”
“Pretty much that, yeah.”
“So, hey, I’m Ross Jackson and I’m married to you, Kyle Monroe. What is it we do for a living? And how long have we been married?”
Kyle shook his head. “I have no fucking idea.”
“Okay.” Ross wasn’t used to setting up cover stories, but he had an imagination as good as the next man. “We met through work… wait, what is it we do for work?”
“We are a consulting company.”
“Consulting on what? Finance? That always bores people enough to back off. Sales, marketing, that kind of thing. Okay, we’re financial consultants. You’re the hotshot investment guy, and I’m your PA. That would work. We met at the Christmas party. You were drunk, and unrequited love was finally reciprocated. We fell in love straight away and were married on Valentine’s Day at St James’s Church in the village. It was a quiet wedding, just family and friends. You got drunk again and did a whole lot of dad dancing. It was a beautiful day.”
“I get drunk a lot in this backstory.” Kyle sounded more relaxed, and at least he had stopped gripping the steering wheel so tightly.
Ross was happy to lighten the tone. It was what he did best where his boss was concerned. Kyle was a happy man with an edge of dangerous, and he had his dark days when he was snappy and mostly hid in his office.
“What can I say, I married a lush,” Ross said with a laugh.
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