Monday, July 31, 2017

Review: The Ex Factor by R. J. Scott

The Ex Factor 
(Bodyguards Inc. #2)
by R.J. Scott
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2014

When Bodyguard, Ben Collins, finds Daniel Lincoln in a room, hiding and hurt, he doesn't immediately think Daniel is the victim of abuse. Daniel is good at pretending and being a finalist in a TV singing competition he seems like he has it made.

But something about Daniel calls to Ben's need to protect and he hands Daniel a card to contact him if ever Daniel needed help. Abruptly, after one frightened phone call from Daniel, Ben is racing to Daniel's aid and what he finds is a horror he can't imagine.

Daniel is trapped in a relationship where anger and controlling hate are the only emotions he is given. When his boyfriend crosses the line and leaves Daniel vulnerable and broken there is only one man that he wants to call.

The sexy bodyguard who promised he could help him.

Pretty neat for a short read. A story about Daniel, a guy in an abusive relationship for six long years. I found out that for such a character, I can't analyze too much on his state of mind and why did he stayed with his abusive piece of shit boyfriend for so long, because there isn't a straight answer to that. I definitely sympathize with his predicament and I'm glad he finally realize how unhealthy it is and decided to seek help. The help comes in the form of sexy bodyguard, Ben Collins. 

Oh Ben... who wouldn't love this man who is so patient, protective and giving. He basically can stand between Daniel and his troubles and say 'over my dead body'. Readers who love the whole knight in shining armor saving damsel in distress, in this case, the damsel is a sexy little rocker, this might be the book for you.