Muscle for Hire

Muscle for Hire

by Lexxie Couper

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Aslin Rhodes spent years as an SAS commando and then personal bodyguard. But his new career as a military consultant on a blockbuster film has put him slap bang in the middle of Hollyweird, where an American martial arts expert no taller than his chin promptly puts him on his arse.

Rowan Hemsworth is determined to protect herself and those she loves, especially her little brother as he navigates his newfound fame, but nothing prepared her for the British mountain of muscle who makes her knees go uncharacteristically weak.

When a string of “accidents” convinces Aslin that Rowan—and not her brother—is the target, things get tricky. Stubborn Rowan doesn’t believe she needs his protection, and keeping her close becomes his top priority. And there’s nowhere closer than right in his arms.

Each book in the Heart of Fame series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Love’s Rhythm
Book #2 Muscle for Hire
Book #3 Guarded Desires
Book #4 Steady Beat
Book #5 Lead Me On
Book #6 Blame it on the Bass
Book #7 Getting Played
Book #8 Blackthorne

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633759763
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Series: Heart Of Fame , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 591,640
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn't stopped since. She's not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.

When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.

Contact Lexxie at, follow her on Twitter or visit her at where she occasionally makes a fool of herself on her 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