Blacktop Cowboys #6
Devin is on tour and his driver who happened to be sleeping in his bunk on the tour bus was beaten within an inch of his life. His record company wants bodyguards and security. He calls Tanna and asks for her brother's number. Garrett has started a security company.
Garrett ends up assigning Liberty Masterson, Harper's sister, to be Devin's bodyguard. Liberty will be posing as Devin's assistant on the four month tour. Devin makes a crack that she better get a make over because he would not date someone who looks like her.
Not that she isn't pretty, she just looks like security. So she calls Harper, her beauty queen sister, for help. Harper sends her to a hair stylist and sends a box of clothing from her store at the Lodge. When Liberty showed up, Devin was shocked that she looked so hot.
During the next four months they grow close. He confides in her because she sees him as a man, not a rich mega star. He appreciates the woman that she is. But when the tour is over, will they be over too?
Devin finally meets his match and gets what he really wants. Loved this one!
From the author:
She’s protecting his body and guarding her heart....
Country music star Devin McClain understands there’s a downside to life in the public eye, but the laidback Wyoming cowboy has never imagined he’d attract crazed fans who would do anything to garner his attention. When veiled threats become real, he agrees to hire a discreet security detail. But Devin is shocked when that bodyguard is a hard-bodied woman. He’s even more stunned to be attracted to the steely-eyed stunner.
Former soldier Liberty Masterson’s return to civilian life has been fraught with challenges until she lands a job with a prestigious security firm. But when she agrees to provide personal protection during a cross-country tour, she doesn’t realize she has signed up to masquerade as the playboy star’s girlfriend. Though she’s more comfortable in combat boots than high heels, she has no choice but to appear to be the sexy groupie Devin prefers.
Living in close quarters causes the chemistry between them to ignite, and Devin realizes he wants to turn their charade of a romance into reality. Although Liberty surrenders to his every whim behind closed doors, she fears the sexy country star doesn’t see the real her; and Devin can’t help but worry when the tour ends that there might not be enough between them to build something that won’t fade away....
What the hell was taking them so long?
Devin fought the urge to get up and pace; instead he focused his frustration on his agent. “All of JT’s expenses are bein’ taken care of, right? Including transportation back home so he can recuperate?”
“The legal team wants to run it past accounting—”
“I didn’t ask about the legal team. They weren’t in that hospital room. They didn’t see the damn bloodstains on my bed. The man took hits that were meant for me—”
“Don’t say that,” his agent warned. “Neither you nor the tour promotion company is claiming any culpability for the attack. I know you’re upset, but this situation is a lawsuit waiting to happen. We don’t need any more ammo fired at us.”
Carl Carlson, the head honcho from Big Sky Promotions, nodded. “You just go right on telling folks that the beefed-up security is a requirement of headlining as one of the hottest solo tickets in country music. Remember, we’re allowing this meeting at your request. Be warned, son. I will overrule you if they don’t propose a security plan that I approve of one hundred percent.”
“That woman already gave us all the answers to our questions about security problems.”
“No. She gave us the tape to fix the leaks, but we still need someone keeping watch so no more unexpected leaks show up. Console yourself with the fact we’re not demanding two bodyguards.”
“Fine. But I’d better have a different goddamn tour bus in four days, when we leave for Salt Lake City.” It’d been humiliating enough having his name and his face plastered on his bus—he’d always hated that—but it really chapped his ass that anyone would believe he actually wanted that blatant promotion.
The door opened and the GSC trio walked in.
Devin tried to keep his focus on Tanna’s brother, but his gaze kept landing on Liberty, the ballbuster, which annoyed him; the chick was nothing special to look at. She wore shapeless monochrome clothing, her angular face was free of makeup and her eyes were a nearly colorless gray. He wasn’t even certain of her hair color since she’d plastered it to her head and secured it in a bun.
Garrett’s associate Joe, a bruiser the size of a small truck, took the reins. “As you’re aware, we don’t normally contract for such an extended amount of time, but we’ve figured out a way to make it work.”
Devin knew the only reason GSC had taken this appointment was because of his friendship with Tanna. “And I appreciate that.”
“Luckily for you, our security specialist has agreed to take the job.”
Oh no. Oh, f**k no. Devin looked at the woman and found her staring back at him … with zero emotion. His mouth opened before his brain engaged. “You seriously think I’ll let a woman protect me? That goes against the way I was raised and everything I believe in. Men protect women, not the other way around.”
“You wanted discreet security,” Garrett pointed out. “And Liberty is the best possible solution.”
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