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.
“My car won’t start.” As far as enticing opening lines, it sucked, but Nathan had never been good at flirting.
“What did it sound like when you turned the key?”
Her voice was husky, and Nathan imagined it would only get huskier after she’d had an orgasm . . . or two.
He cleared his throat and tried to think about things like fixed and current assets and the profit-and-loss statement for Ace Security he was working on for the current quarter. But it was no use; his dick had gotten hard at the sound of her voice, and it didn’t want to be denied. Nathan turned so he was facing the engine again, trying to spare the woman his inappropriate hard-on.
“Not it. She. Marilyn’s her name. She didn’t do anything.”
“Men and their cars,” the woman joked.
Nathan turned his head to see her join him at the front of his car. She braced her hands on the edge of the hood and leaned over, the muscles in her upper arms flexing as she moved, making her tattoos jump enticingly. He wanted to spend hours examining them. Piecing together what each one meant to her and why she’d wanted to get them inked on her body for all eternity.
“I don’t know why men think cars are female,” she continued, thankfully oblivious to his thoughts. “Seems to me that they act much more like men. They do what they want no matter how well someone takes care of them, and in the end will always let you down when you need them the most.”
She didn’t look at him as she spoke, but continued to stare down into the wires and steel that was Marilyn’s engine. Her words saddened him and made him want to hunt down every man who’d ever let her down.
“I disagree,” Nathan said softly, his eyes trained on the woman’s face. He ran his hand over the side of the car and said, “Marilyn might look rough on the outside, but when treated right, she purrs. Not only that, but she’s mine to take care of and protect. In return for making sure she’s got what she needs to stay healthy and happy, she stands by me, supports me, and helps me get where I want to go. It’s a give-and-take relationship.”
The woman turned her head. “Are we still talking about cars?”
About the Author
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.
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