Max and the Prince
Series: Bodyguards, Inc. #3
Author: R.J. Scott
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 27, 2015
Death visits the University and only one person stands between a prince and his life. The war veteran in the room next door.
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.
"....Max and The Prince is a great read, the best in the series so far. I was gripped from start to finish. I think RJ Scott has excelled with this book...."
"This is the third of a romantic and thrilling series where each story just keeps getting better and better." - Multitaskingmomma
"Don't miss this one people, and if you haven't read the first two in the Bodyguards Inc series they are a must also!" - Bike Book
With each book I read in the Bodyguards, Inc series, I'm getting more and more hooked on RJ Scott's writing. I love how the plots put normal people in slightly not-so-normal situations (after all, how many people do you know who actually need a bodyguard?), then we get to see how she skillfully manipulates their situations to produce a result that gives us two people in love--all with it being believable and not at all forced.
Though Max is presented as a baby-faced twenty-eight year old, we are well informed of his past experience and because of the backstory we are given and his words and actions during the story, I saw him as a mature, responsible and protective even when he's put in the situation of being a college student. Lucien comes across as a bit sad and lonely, but still as compassionate and loyal. Their matchup doesn't quite ring all my bells, there felt like there was the slightest bit of disconnect between them-though I can't put my finger on exactly why.
But when the two of them are together, they do feel comfortable as a couple-if not necessarily a passionate, perfect match (at least to me). It felt more like they were thrown together and clung to each other as what each need at this point in their lives. It may be the lack of an epilogue showing them down the road that has me feeling that way since we don't get to see how their relationship fares going forward.
The suspense is kept up throughout the story just as it was in the first two books of the series, and it kept me drawn in trying to guess who the real threat was supposed to be. I honestly had no clue. I really like getting both Max and Lucien's points of view as it gives the story more depth as well as clearly showing us how both of them feel.
We don't see much of the rest of the Bodyguards, Inc. guys in this book, just a bit of Kyle and Ross (PLEASE tell me we get a book for them soon!), this time the supporting cast was mostly Lucien's swim team mates and Jamie, one of his housemates. I liked the part of the storyline with Jamie as it really shows Lucien's compassionate nature that I mentioned previously.
Max and the Prince is another solid entry in The Bodyguards, Inc. series, and was a good 4-star read for me. If you're a fan of the series, or just M/M romance/romantic suspense, you'll definitely want to add this to your collection. Recommended for 18+ for adult language and M/M sexual content.
RJ Scott has been writing since age six when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and was told to write a story. Two sides of A4 about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born. She reads anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, her first real love will always be the world of romance. From billionaires, bodyguards and cowboys to SEALs, throwaways and veterinarians, she writes passionate stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.