The Bigger They Come

Herc's Mercs

by Ari McKay

Cade “Hercules” Thornton is an ex-Marine and soldier of fortune; now he’s the owner of Hercules Security, which provides the best bodyguards in the business. After his leg was crushed and reconstructed, Cade doesn’t do field work anymore - until a challenge is issued to him by wealthy Kate Morgan, who wants her “bookish” grandson protected from a stalker. She insists on having the very best bodyguard available, and that is Cade himself.

Dr. Jude Morgan doesn't think he needs a "babysitter". Having come out of a bad relationship, he wants everyone to keep their distance. Sparks fly from the moment they meet, with Jude not believing in the danger and Cade trying to protect a man who doesn't want to be protected.

Yet the danger to Jude is real, and Cade is the only thing standing between him and an increasingly more terrifying stalker. Cade’s protective feelings for his client become something more, while Jude begins to realize that his brawny, neo-Viking protector is a man unlike anyone he’s ever known. Yet as Cade and Jude grow closer, so does the danger.

Cade will stop at nothing to protect Jude, but Jude’s stalker is determined to get his man - even if he has to kill Cade Thornton to do it.

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Reviews: Kindle klant on Amazon wrote:

This is the first book I've read of this author, and what can I say, I really loved it. So much , that I bought the other four books of this series immediately after I finished this book. It has action, some suspension, romance and great characters!

Faye Kennedy on Amazon wrote:

OMG I couldn't put this down, I broke my record for nonstop reading..lol.. This book had me from the first page or rather Jude did. An awesome story of Jude and Cade coming together.. It starts for Jude having enough and the last straw with his controlling boyfriend, Thomas and telling him to leave for good, but Thomas left with a threat that Jude was his alone..
Cade Thorton aka as Hercules.. is the head of his company Hercules Security which he'd formed with his Marines friends and employees. With a bung leg he didn't take assignments preferring them to be taken by his team mates. But when a force of nature meets him in his office, Kate Morgan contracts HIM to protect her grandson.
When Cade and Jude meet is doesn't go well and results with Cade quitting the job.. What follows is a nail biting story which I loved, I'll be definitely be getting the other books in this series. (purchased at Amazon.Au)


About the Author

Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who have been writing together for over a decade. Their collaborations encompass a wide variety of romance genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, and action/adventure. Their work includes the Blood Bathory series of paranormal novels, the Herc’s Mercs series, as well as two historical Westerns: Heart of Stone and Finding Forgiveness. When not writing, they can often be found scheming over costume designs or binge watching TV shows together.

Arionrhod is a systems engineer by day who is eagerly looking forward to (hopefully) becoming a full time writer in the not-too-distant future. Now that she is an empty-nester, she has turned her attentions to finding the perfect piece of land to build a fortress in preparation for the zombie apocalypse, and baking (and eating) far too many cakes.

McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.


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