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Bodyguards in Bed

Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton, and Elisabeth Naughton. Kensington/Brava, $14 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-7582-1033-3

Three novellas form this well-mixed anthology of bodyguards who violate the big rule: no personal attachment to the client. In Monroe's sexy whodunit, "Who's Been Sleeping in My Brother's Bed?" brilliant Ph.D. student Danusia flees to her brother's empty apartment after her place is burglarized, and finds black-ops agent Maxwell Baker temporarily staying there. In Denton's humorous "Hot Mess," Alyssa, office worker for a security firm, heads to LAX to pick up whistle-blower Charles Rolston; the man in her passenger seat is actually handsome FBI special agent Noah Temple, who lets her think he's Rolston through some hilarious hijinks and hot sex. In Naughton's suspenseful "Acapulco Heat," former army ranger Finn Tierney guards supermodel Lauren on a beach photo shoot with a male model whose family is a drug cartel. Variety and plenty of spice make for entertaining summer reading. (June)