Kissing Alex by RJ Scott ~ Book Review by Caroline

28430306Title: Kissing Alex

Author: RJ Scott

Publisher: Love Lane Books

Cover Artist: Meredith Russell

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/25/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Romance


Martial arts expert Lewis is the kind of bodyguard who slips under most people’s radar. Quiet, reserved, but constantly on alert, he’ll do his job, keep his charges safe, then relax by reading Shakespeare in his spare time.

When he’s given a case involving a spoiled celebrity singer, Lewis isn’t all that impressed. The job is nothing but babysitting a pretty boy, and he’s used to diplomatic postings with depth and challenge. What could he possibly have in common with the man he’s being forced to look after?

Alex became the envy of many when he and his fellow bandmates won second place in a huge TV talent show. He has more money than he knows what to do with, no life goals, an ex-boyfriend selling a sex tape and now, someone who wants him dead, or at the very least maimed.

Can Lewis keep Alex safe, even when things usually in his control go to hell? Is running to a remote Scottish island the only way for them to stay alive?

My View:

Book six in the Bodyguards Inc. series is all about the kissing – and Alex and Lewis of course who are doing the kissing.

This book struck a chord with me as it was based on an Island and I have lived on an Island all my life albeit not one quite as small as Stoirmeil. I could understand the need Lewis had to move away and experience the bigger world that runs right alongside the feeling of ‘coming home’ when he returns. I could also understand the slight awe that Alex felt as he took in the Island for the first time – I often still feel like that when I come home even after a short break away. Islands are magical places but the life on them isn’t for everyone.

Alex is in a boyband. He doesn’t hide his sexuality but it felt like he abided by unspoken rules as far as his management team went so when a video of him having sex was released on the internet it wasn’t well received. Add on the fact that the man he was having sex with was a member of a Russian mob family and things go bad very quickly.

Lewis works for Bodyguards Inc. but he has so much more going on his life. When he is persuaded to take a case in his downtime, a month he takes every year to return home, he’s not overly happy at the prospect but the money is too good to turn down and he really needs that money as becomes apparent as the story progresses.

On paper these two men have nothing in common – in reality they are quite similar and they are very quickly drawn to each other when they are secluded away for a few weeks with beautiful scenery, stormy weather and a big dose of lust. This was a great addition to the series and I’m already looking forward to Roman’s story – a man who plays a big part in bringing Alex and Lewis together but who is now living in fear.


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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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