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#TFT: A-Z of Elaine White: B




Following Orders could have come under quite a few letters, but I thought ‘bodyguard’ was the most appropriate. The whole point of the story is that Christian has a sexuality-awakening when ordered to go undercover as Duncan’s boyfriend. But, in reality, he’s acting as his bodyguard, as a favour to Duncan’s father, who is Christian’s boss.

Because Christian was a homeless teen, basically in hiding and with little resources, he’s spent his entire life believing that he’s asexual, and he has a slightly narrow-minded view of what that means. Yet, it’s only when he meets Duncan that he realises he was lacking the appropriate information to figure out what his true sexuality was, and he had yet to meet someone who created that spark of attraction and sexual awakening, that would help him figure out who he really was.

And, as he only met Duncan through his job as a bodyguard, it felt appropriate to place it here. Without that job, without that purpose, Christian would continue to live a life of uncertainty and loneliness. Being a bodyguard literally changes his life.



Author Bio

Elaine White is the author of multi-genre MM romance, celebrating ‘love is love’ and offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.

Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, exploring all possibilities within the romantic universe.

The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector’s Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016’s Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) Elaine is a self-professed geek, reading addict, and a romantic at heart.

You can keep in touch with Elaine on the following sites:


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