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Muscle for Hire

Muscle for Hire

3.9 19
by Lexxie Couper

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Protecting her was never going to be easy.

Heart of Fame, Book 2

After sixteen years as the personal bodyguard to the world’s biggest rock star, ex-SAS commando Aslin Rhodes excels in the role of intimidating protector, oozing threatening menace. Now that the singer has retired, Aslin takes a new assignment as a military


Protecting her was never going to be easy.

Heart of Fame, Book 2

After sixteen years as the personal bodyguard to the world’s biggest rock star, ex-SAS commando Aslin Rhodes excels in the role of intimidating protector, oozing threatening menace. Now that the singer has retired, Aslin takes a new assignment as a military consultant on a blockbuster film. But just as he’s getting comfortable in the world of Hollyweird, he faces an unexpectedly immovable object. An American martial arts expert no taller than his chin, who promptly puts him on his arse.

Rowan Hemsworth’s focus is two-fold—keep her famous brother grounded, and never again be a defenseless victim. She has her hands full as the fun police, keeping her brother’s money-sucking entourage at bay. But nothing prepared her for the British mountain of muscle who makes her knees go uncharacteristically weak.

When a string of accidents on set convinces Aslin that Rowan—not her brother—is the target, things get bloody tricky as he tries to convince the stubborn woman she needs his protection. And accept that she belongs with him. In his arms, in his bed…and in his heart.

Warning: The strong, silent type don’t come much more silent and strong than Aslin Rhodes. But when he does speak his British accent will drive you mad with desire. As will his menacing, dominating power. And what he can do to a woman on the back of a motorcycle.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Love’s Rhythm [...] is brimming with humor and emotion. When 15 years of pent-up desire and longing detonate between Lauren and Nick, you’d best get out the ice water and fan, readying yourself for some hot rock-star lovin’.”  —USA Today

“Wonderful, amazing, riveting are just some of the adjectives that I could use to describe this book. I fell in love with it from the first page and stayed glued to this story until it ended… This has to be one of the best stories I’ve read this year and I know I’ll be rereading it soon.” —Night Owl Reviews on Love’s Rhythm

“Ms. Couper gives the reader an epic tale of everlasting love! She has the ability to blend passionate sex and heartfelt story like a master! Love’s Rhythm is an absolute Recommended Read!” —Joyfully Reviewed

Product Details

Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
Heart of Fame , #2
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Meet the Author

When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie Couper’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, an indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, two yabbies hell-bent on destroying their tank, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever. Visit Lexxie at http://www.lexxiecouper.com or at her blog http://www.lexxiecouper.com/blog.

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Muscle for Hire 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm getting pretty tired of authors throwing a lot of sex at me and calling it a book. This book would have been much better with less sex and more plot. What happened to character development? These two fell in lust at first sight, how deep is that. Get knocked out in an explosion with two broken ribs and still have hot monkey sex? Really? Reading how the siblings watched their parents get murdered was about as emotionally touching as describing how your family dog died when you were 4. All around disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book it was funny and suspenseful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read most of her books this one was notttt good made me want my money back
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
What more could you ask for than a bodyguard with a heart!  Aslin is definately one of my favorite characters of late.  Rowan is a strong, intelligent character.  It's nice to see a well written, strong female lead character that doesn't come off as untouchable and is human, it was awesome!  The mystery twist was superb, loved it all!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lexxie Couper never disappoints- Thank You!
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TDB005 More than 1 year ago
I'm absolutely loving this series and I was so excited to read Aslin's story after reading Love's Rhythm. Lexxie did a fantastic job by paring him up with Rowan (who I have to say is such a refreshingly strong female character) and the two of them are just beyond cute together! The dynamics between the two of them really made them such a fantastic couple, and I enjoyed the well written dialog as well as the engaging plot. I was kind of surprised with Aslin being a bodyguard one would expect him to be a total Alpha male, but I loved that he actually enjoyed Rowan being such a strong woman and how he supported her. These two sizzled up the pages and were so much fun to read, so definitely don't miss out on this series guys!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading LOVES RRYTHM next to see where Aslin started! Loved this!
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KittyKelly28 More than 1 year ago
As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by Wicked Whiskers 4 out of 5 Licks Muscle for Hire by Lexxie Couper was a first for me since I never read anything by her prior to Heart of Fame series. When I read the title it automatically captured my attention but not in the context I was thinking … insert dirty thoughts here … LoL! After further details into this book I discovered it was the second in a series so naturally before I could dive into Muscle for Fire I had to read the first book Love’s Rhythm … sorry I’m kinda neurotic that way. Anywho, I adored Love’s Rhythm and would gladly recommend reading it but as a warning I will tell you in that in my opinion it reminded me a little of Olivia Cunning’s Sinners on Tour. So if you’re a Sinner I think you would definitely enjoy reading Love’s Rhythm. In Love’s Rhythm we meet the hero of Muscle for Hire. We don’t know much about him other then the fact that he is a former SAS Commander, currently the bodyguard for the infamous singer Nick Blackthorne and hates being called a Pom/Pommie Bastard by the nosy in your face paparazzi. In Muscle for Hire we discover what is hidden behind the shades of Aslin Rhodes and where his future may fall now that Nick Blackthorne has decided to trade fans for family. At first glance Aslin has a seriously stoic and intimidating demeanor but what everyone doesn’t know is that this mean wall of muscle has a loving heart hidden beneath the guarded exterior that has a taste for a little pain and perhaps a touch of exhibition … back alley against a wall, parking lot on the back of a motorcycle … nothing adds anticipation like the chances of being caught (which is always delicious in my eyes). Aslin’s unknown future is found on the set of Dead Evil in the surprising and unsuspected pint-size package of … enter the heroine … Rowan Hemsworth. She’s a tough, kick-ass cookie who can roll with the punches but underneath the martial arts and the attitude lurks a vulnerable woman who isn’t sure which path to follow. Naturally I loved her character from the beginning. Aside from the instant sexual tension between these two characters, this is a romantic suspense book that had me guessing who the villain really was up until the very end which is what I enjoy most from suspense romance. Well that and the smart-mouth banter of awesome one liners that leads to fight for dominant control that has these two bunting heads one moment and lip-locking the next. With equal parts stubbornness and determination Rowan and Aslin make a perfect match for each other. My only concern is that the romance was too instantaneous … 3 days isn’t enough to develop true feelings of love but then again if some was trying to kill me and I had a sexy dominant man wanting to protect and ravage me at the same time I could see myself confusing words of love too. Final Thought … I hope Heart of Fame #3 continues on with Chris Huntley (Hemsworth … yeah Thor shout-out!), Rowan’s younger brother so that I will not only get to see Chris struggled his way through love but also get to see glimpse of where life has taken Rowan, Aslin, Nick and Lauren.
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## I absolutely loved this book. It was fun, sexy, romantic and even had some intrigue thrown in for good measure. There were a couple of confusing moments in the beginning of the story because I didn't realize this was part of a series. However, things cleared up pretty quickly. The heroine was such a badass which I love, love! And oh the hero was so....hang on while I pick my tongue up off the floor.....well, yowza comes to mind. Oh yeah, and the hot sex never hurts. I hope Chris will have his own story. He would make another awesome hero. A big THANKS to Ms. Sexy Lexxie for not portraying the hero as a man-slut or still grieving for a dead wife as so many others do (both huge turn-offs). Fabulous read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic and wonderful next story to Loves Rythmn. Great to find out what came next to Asli. I'm hoping this author will continue with all the characters and sub characters from the Bandicoot Cove series, I'm hoping Chris will be next. Great story and wonderful reading and learning about our friends from Down Under!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sucked got the free pre-view then paid for it and got no additional pages...what a rip off