Alyssa Owens has been directionless. Jumping from one bartending gig to another. That all changes when she’s caught singing while serving drinks. Almost instantly she is thrown into a world of recording artists, band practices, and tabloids. She’s already had a taste of the lifestyle with her brother, who is a famous action hero. However, when she begins to receive creepy texts and heavy breathing calls, her brother insists she have a babysitter/bodyguard.
The babysitter he chooses is none other than his best friend’s brother-in-law. Rex Walker is a sexy, southern goofball she’d met once or twice. He was definitely not bodyguard material. However, when she sees him again there is something different. Something darker. It only draws her to him even more.
As Rex protects Alyssa’s body from a stalker will she be able to protect her heart from the mysterious Rex? Can their passion and love survive the dark while waiting for the light?
“What the hell?” Alyssa said.
“I don’t see the point in any of this. This is ridiculous. Are you really doing this on the stage while you sing?” He was back to being closed off.
“No you dumbass. This is my workout. It is really good for the core and thighs. Those I will be using a lot on tour.”
He shrugged. “I don’t see how this is effective. Anyone can swing themselves around a pole.”
“Really? Anyone?” Wendy asked.
“Anyone.” He snapped.
Wendy looked at Alyssa and walked over to her own duffle bag. When she turned around she held up a pair of really large clear heels. “Prove it.”
Rex looked at Alyssa then to Wendy. He yanked his t-shirt off but kept his shorts on. Taking the pair of heels, he sat in the previously used chair to change out shoes. The whole time Alyssa watched him she wasn’t sure what to think. His stone mask didn’t break once while putting on the heels.
“This will have to do. I can’t get the clasp.” He stood and wobbled on the heels.
Catching his balance he walked a bit easier. Hell he looked more comfortable in the heels than Alyssa had. Just for that she hated him.
“That’s fine. Now, Mr. Anyone can do it, do this.” Wendy mounted the pole doing a simple swing with her legs out stretched.
Rex nodded and mimicked exactly what she did. Alyssa was impressed for a moment. Then it all fell apart. Rex’s loose shoe wiggled off his foot as he spun a bit too quickly. In a split second, the shoe was airborne. Alyssa dodged the missile but instead of hitting her it hit the wall. When she dared to look at the wall she saw the one clear heel lodged into the wall. Quickly, she ran over to her bag, grabbed her phone and snapped a photo.