Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review & Book Tour: Muscle for Hire by Lexxie Couper

4 Heart Review

Genre: Contemporary, Men in Uniform
Publisher: Samhain
Release Date 1/29/2013
Length: Novel
Series: Heart of Fame

Goodreads Summary:

Protecting her was never going to be easy.

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.

My Thoughts:

Aslin is a man with few words.  After protecting a famous rock star for years, Aslin can handle Hollywood…right??  Or more importantly, can he handle the hot sister of the film star??  Aslin has seen well, everything following around Nick Blackstone and his wild ways.  What he hasn’t seen before is Rowan, who he is instantly entranced with.

I freaking loved their initial meeting!  Her spunk and swiftness had me in awe!  I loved how strong Rowan’s character was.  She was not this little weakling that needed protecting….oh no… She was strong, independent, a freaking fighter!  Even though she had her weaknesses, she was so determined and headstrong. 

Aslin is so dominate and a take what he wants type of man.  I do love those….swoon!  Him wanting to protect this strong woman ended up in the headstrong battle of chemistry!  YUMMY!!!  Aslin is totally the strong, silent type!  When he does talk, or stares at you with intensity…you top and listen.  All his layers were fun to learn. 

I loved the mystery throughout the book.  It was a who done it????  It made me keep turning the pages at a fast rate!  I wanted to know who would hurt Rowan.  And oh ‘boyo’ do you find out!

Overall, really enjoyable mystery/romance book. 

A Day in the Life of Aslin

A Day in the Life of Aslin Rhodes, Professional Bodyguard to World’s Greatest Rock Star (Nick Blackthorne – now retired)

4:30am: Wake. 20km jog followed by workout at local gym.
6am: Breakfast (high protein, low carb bacon and tomato omelet, coffee – black. Freshly squeezed OJ)
6:30am: 50 laps in pool. Quick cardio workout on punching bag. Shower.
7:30am: Ready for Nick’s call indicating he’s awake and ready to leave the house.
8am: Waiting.
9am: Waiting.
9:30am: 100 push-ups while waiting.
10am: Switch on the television. Ellen is on.
Okay, being the bodyguard for a rock star who is now retired and living in a small rural town high in the Australian hinterlands isn’t exactly action packed. There are no more groupies stalking Nick Blackthorne. There are no screaming fans trying to climb in his bedroom window. Life for professional bodyguard, Aslin Rhodes, is rather…sedate. And it’s driving him insane.
So what does any considerate retired rock star do for the man who’s been his personal bodyguard for fifteen years? Send said bodyguard onto the set of a Hollywood action film being filmed in Sydney to act as an advisor to the star.
Of course. Where Aslin meets the star’s sister.
And then things get really…explosive.

About the Author
Lexxie Couper

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 erotic 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.

Having no idea how old she really is, Lexxie decided to go with 27 and has been that age for quite some time now. It’s the best of both worlds – old enough to act mature, young enough to be silly.

Lexxie lives by two simple rules – measure your success not by how much money you have, but by how often you laugh, and always try everything at least once. As a consequence, she’s laughed her way through many an eyebrow raising adventure.

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Tour Schedule:
1/28 Scorching Book Reviews
1/30 The Smutty Kitty
2/2 Jeep Diva
2/5 Reality Bites
2/6 The Book Tart
2/7 Black Raven Erotic Café
2/10 Harlie's Books
2/11 My Secret Romance


  1. Jennifer Aniston. She's funny and always seems relaxed.... and I love Friends. Why not.... so much to laugh about

  2. Paul walker because he is just to Yummy for his own good...then maybe we could role play!!!!


  3. Mmmmm good question... I think I would join Taylor into keeping Christian and Ana safe ;)

    Thank you for your review and giveaway !

  4. Ellen Degeneres because she makes me laugh and she seems to be really nice.

  5. Hmmm tough question! Trace Atkins for sex appeal, but for humor and a fun day I'd have to pick the band Bare Naked Ladies!

  6. Blake Shelton....lol. He's funny and seems very kind plus he's easy on the eyes :-)

  7. Ryan Gosling. Jusy so I could admire his abs more than once and in person.

  8. I'd love to be David Beckham's bodyguard. :))

  9. Channing Tatum..he is HOT...gahhhh.
    Amy J

  10. Channing Tatum because he's cute and funny and super sexy!