Love’s Design by RJ Scott ~ Book Review by Caroline

26256404Title: Love’s Design

Author: RJ Scott

Publisher: Love Lane Books

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/11/2015

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: M/M Romance


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.

My View:

We met CIA Agent Stefan Mortimer in the previous book in this series. He is an old colleague and good friend of Kyle’s and he has remained in the UK until a dangerous situation at home in the States can be resolved. Dropping off his latest case at a train station and having to sit around for hours whilst snow causes mass disruption he finds himself dragged into saving a man who is being assaulted.

Kirby Devlin’s life may have just been saved by Stefan and the man is grateful but he is also terrified and does his best to get away. The last couple of days have been hell and he doesn’t feel up to trusting anyone especially someone waving around an official badge and talking about phoning the Police. There is one more surprise to come for Stefan – two small children huddled in a locked room who call Kirby there Uncle. What should have been a quiet night has turned into anything but….

The problems seem huge for both men. Kirby has had a shitty life after being thrown out by his family as a young teen. Tossed back into a family drama by a brother he barely knows he is now on the run and scared for his life. He has to trust someone if he is to survive with two small children and that person turns out to be Stefan who quickly gets the family back to Kyle’s mansion.

Set around Christmas this story has a family feel to it as the men at Bodyguards Inc. try to bring a bit of normality and cheers to the two wee bairns. The heat simmers between Stefan and Kirby but with an imminent return to the States on the cards, a brother fighting for his life, numerous misunderstandings and a problem trusting anyone can these men work it out?


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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