Brody is so awesome and funny, I loved him and his vulgar thoughts. One in particular made my day, “If she was his woman he’d have to forbid panties because they just got in the way.” It was instant attraction between him and Xan aka Alexandria and they are not afraid to let their thoughts loose and according to her son, Scott she has a major potty mouth, honorary sailor. She’s also tough as hell, anyone who survives a bullet to the head has my respect. When she was younger, she unknowingly married into the mob, not only that but her husband was an abusive jerk and she was fed up. She found evidence to put him away but he got tipped off before she could leave and almost killed her. Now she’s in WITSEC and moving to a new place with her 16 year old son Scott.
Brody has been assigned to watch over Xan because her ex-husband’s parole hearing is coming up soon and her ex wants her dead. Needless to say Brody is not happy, he wants nothing to do with her because he knows her from his past and she’s a single mother.
He’s a hit it and quit it kind of guy, no complications needed or wanted. Mechanic is his day job and on the side him and the others who work in the garage do odd jobs, Xan just happens to be one of them. She hears news that makes everyone on alert. She’s trying to live her life and take care of her son.
Scott Xan’s son is a major sweetheart who is protective of his mother but a teenager none the less. Which means he loves video games, eating and playing football. I really enjoyed reading this and the sex scenes were steaming.
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 when he finds out she's his next assignment, he will protect her at all costs ... even if what she needs protection from most is him.
(Originally released as Darkest Sin by Ellora's Cave)