The Mogul and the Muscle by Claire Kingsley

Title: The Mogul and the Muscle
Series: A Bluewater Billionaires Novel
Author: Claire Kingsley
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 14, 2019

“I wanted this man’s arms around me, cocooning me in safety. I wanted to feel like I didn’t have to be brave for a few hours. I wanted to let him be my courage. My protection. My shield.”


Cameron Whitbury—billionaire aerospace mogul—can engineer her way out of any problem. Sure, she’s living with the threat of a potential sex scandal thanks to her lying ex. And that attempted mugging in her parking garage might not have been a random attack.


But she’s totally got this. Sacrifice her privacy to an overprotective bodyguard? No thanks. She doesn’t need a six-foot-five, motorcycle-riding, square-jawed, hazel-eyed man-beast shadowing her every move.


Jude Ellis—one-man security operation and professional problem solver—is ready to retire from the cloak and dagger stuff to live a normal life. He doesn’t need another client. Not even one with coppery-red hair and mile-long legs who looks hot AF in a sexy pair of heels.


To appease her worried friends, Cameron hires Jude as her bodyguard. And despite their feisty banter and their rampant—and totally inappropriate—sex fantasies, they’re both determined to keep it professional.


But as the danger to Cameron escalates, the heat simmering between them just might combust.


Author’s note: Big wall-of-man hero with a fierce (and growly) protective streak. Confident and snarky heroine. All the banter. Sex in a closet. And a daring rescue with a big, heart squishing HEA.

My review:

This was SUCH a fun book! I’ve been looking forward to it since learning about it, since we had a brief encounter with Cameron and Jude in Faking Mr Right (and Everly and Shepherd make a very brief appearance in this book when their paths cross in the storyline – it was great to get the outsider’s take on their Big Moment).

Technically the Bluewater Billionaires books are standalones, but you definitely want to read all four of them. Each of the authors writing them are insanely talented.

Just a quick aside – I adore that the authors themselves are written into the books (unnamed of course) and I keep trying to figure out who is who.

Cameron, like the other Bluewater Billionaires, is a brilliant, driven, powerful woman. She rose through the ranks to lead an aerospace company and loves her job. Her friends are concerned after an attempted mugging, however, and hire Derek’s friend Jude (Derek and Emily are the subjects of book 1, The Price Of Scandal). Cameron insists she doesn’t need security, but is soon proven wrong.

These two make a deliciously fun couple. They try to resist their mutual attraction and their teasing of each other is hilarious. They have incredible chemistry and a trust that is hard to come by. I hated to reach the end of this book, but I’m looking forward to reading the next two when they are released. 



Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After
Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.




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