Brody (The Bang Shift Series)
by Mandy Harbin
Genre: Military, Romantic Suspense
Brody “Brutus” Jackson isn’t your average small-town mechanic. The shop where he spends his days doubles as the headquarters for the mercenary group he works with. They jokingly call themselves the Bang Shift because the government contracts they take are the less savory ones, and they’re all just shady enough to do what’s necessary to get the jobs done. As far as Brody’s concerned, it’s the perfect arrangement for a man with no memory of his past, and no hope for the future.
Under FBI protection, Alexandria Collins and her son have been in hiding for ten years. When it’s time to move again, her piece of crap car breaks down and the man giving her a tow is the biggest, hottest guy she’s ever seen. She is determined to ignore the need her long-neglected body hungers for. After all, the last man she showed interest in put a gun to her head.
Brody thinks the skittish Xan is sexy as hell, but it’s not her hot body that has him rocked to his core. He knows her from somewhere, and in his line of work, that’s a dangerous thing. Following orders have never been this hard, but he will protect her at all costs … even if what she needs protection from is him.
Guest Post from Mandy
Brody spends a lot of time with his colleagues—the other mechanics and guns for hire—and over the years some of these men have become friends with him. Even men who skirt the law have to have friends. Now, my life is no where near as exciting as the characters in this book, but when I get together with my friends, we’re not all halos and wings, either. Below are some things we’ve actually talked about and/or done when we’ve gotten together.
1. The word “Penis” comes up in dinner conversation, no matter how nice the restaurant. This happens every time.
2. Family gossip. The beauty of this is since we’re not related we can listen without being expected to pick sides. Note: We’d pick our friends’ sides anyway.
3. The men in our life. Sometimes it gets specific. Sometimes not, but our dudes will come up.
4. Other men. Yes, we’ll talk about how hot actors and musicians are… or even the bartender.
5. Sex. This is not to be confused with the penis topic in #1. Several of my close friends are writers, and the mechanics of sex always comes up. This is like talking about “work” if we worked in an office and instead of sex we talked about taxes or something.
Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar Award recipient, Reader’s Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has received Night Owl Reviews Top Pick distinction many times. She studied writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earned several degrees, and even pursued an MBA until she realized becoming an author did not have to remain an unfulfilled dream. Mandy is a PAN member of the RWA and lives in a small Arkansas town with her non-traditional family, and although she is a direct descendant of British royalty, they refuse to call her princess. When she’s not penning her latest book, you can find her hanging out online where she loves to connect with fellow readers or stalking Mickey Mouse at Disney World.
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