[su_note note_color=”#f9b782″]“Come here, Bailey,” he ordered gently.
She didn’t trust herself not to jump him if she was sitting next to him, especially considering she’d finally admitted to herself that she wanted him, so Bailey shook her head and said, “I’m comfortable here.”
“Come here,” Nathan repeated sternly.
She shivered. To look at him, you wouldn’t think he could be very forceful. But Nathan had obviously picked up some alpha tendencies from his brothers, because there was no doubt if she refused, he’d simply come over to where she was, pick her up, and make her move. He would never hurt her or force her to do anything she really didn’t want to do, but he had no problem encouraging her to do what he wanted in some cases. Like now.
“Fine,” she grumped. She uncurled her legs, took the few steps over to the couch, and flopped down.
Without delay, he pulled her into him. He curled his arm around her shoulders and put his hand on her bent knees. It was their usual position when they sat together on the couch. Her head resting on his shoulder, arms curled up between their bodies, her legs drawn up so one rested on his thigh.
It was extremely comfortable, and she’d gotten used to being with him like this. Not once had he crossed the line between friends to put pressure on her for more.
But tonight, Bailey wanted more. Oh, how she wanted more. She inhaled deeply, bringing his scent into her lungs. Clean. Fresh. And all Nathan. She hadn’t realized until she’d started hanging out with him that a man’s scent could be a turn-on.
Donovan hadn’t cared that much about his personal grooming, because whenever he wanted sex, he didn’t seduce a woman or try to entice her into his bed; he just ordered her there. He usually smelled like sweat, cigarette smoke, booze, or weed. Personal hygiene wasn’t something he ever worried about.
But Nathan. God. Bailey took another deep breath, loving whatever aftershave he used. Bailey felt her nipples contract, and she squirmed next to him. [/su_note]
Ace Security Book 3
Release Date Dec. 05, 2017
Opposites attract in the third Ace Security novel from New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker.
Bailey Hampton will do whatever it takes to keep both herself and her little brother safe from the vicious Inca Boyz gang. Hiding out in Castle Rock, Colorado, is only a temporary solution until she can earn enough money to get out of the state altogether. But when she meets handsome security nerd Nathan Anderson, she discovers a reason to stay and fight for what she wants.
Ace Security’s Nathan Anderson has always been the “numbers guy,” not the man any of the firm’s clients look to when their safety is threatened. But from the first time he ran into Bailey, she never made him feel like less of a protector than his brothers. Nathan was attracted to the petite, black-haired pixie with wild tattoos from the start, and by some miracle, she seems to return his interest.
But danger stalks Bailey and her brother, so it’s up to Nathan to channel his inner alpha and find a way to end the threat to their lives once and for all—and he’s not giving up Bailey without a fight.
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all-American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She’s married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.