She nodded. “Last time I checked.”
“I’m Milo Hanson.” He threw a business card at her. She picked it up and saw that nowadays he made his living as a partner in what they called a solicitors’ office on this side of the pond. Unlike Paul, he’d obviously gotten out of the military. “Your brother asked me to come get you out of here.”
“Can you do that?” she asked a little too anxiously.
“Not sure yet.” He waved toward the other guy. “This is my investigator, Hal Lewis.”
Hal offered her his hand, which was more than Milo had done. His grasp was firm, and as his long fingers engulfed her palm the contact sent an unexpected spiral of lust straight to her pussy. Hell, now wasn’t the time!
“Nice meeting you,” Hal said, giving her an up-close view of sparkling white, very even teeth. “Wish it could have been under different circumstances.”
She rolled her eyes. “You and me both.”
“Let’s get started.” Milo pointed to a chair, which Jodie took, and he then sat across from her. Hal sat to his right with a pad open in front of him. “Do you know what they’ve charged you with?”
“Something to do with terrorism?” She shook her head. “They weren’t too specific, and I was too shocked to push them. But you need to know, Mr. Hanson—”
“Call me Milo.”
“Okay, Milo, you need to know I’m about as likely to commit acts of terrorism as your queen is to go limbo dancing.”
Hal’s lips twitched, but Milo didn’t crack a smile. “Then why are you here?”
“Wish I knew.” Jodie shrugged. “Can’t help thinking it might be something to do with my dad. You know about him?”
Of course they had. Jodie wanted to remind Milo that they’d met before as well, but refrained. He was all business, and so ought she to be. This was her freedom at stake here, but she still couldn’t help thinking that Milo was even more devastatingly handsome than she recalled. Hal was, too. Milo was dressed like a businessman, while Hal, in worn jeans and T-shirt, looked like he was heading for the beach. The contrast was mind-blowing. If the two of them went out, hunting as a pack, the girls would flock them like hounds following a scent.
Remember that, and stop acting like a lovesick kid.
“Someone, somewhere, doesn’t want Dad and his radical views elected to the senate,” she said quickly, flushing when she realized she’d been gawping at them. “Can’t say as I blame them for that, but I take exception to them using me as their conduit.”
“Seems a bit extreme.” Milo hoisted one brow in an adorable gesture that only served to heighten his good looks. It also made it clear that he didn’t believe her, which infuriated Jodie.
“Not really,” she replied acerbically. “The entire western world is paranoid about acts of terrorism, given our recent history, so they tend to overreact if they get a tip-off. And a tip is all they would need, isn’t it?”
“Very likely.” Hal leaned back in his chair, legs splayed, like they were chatting about nothing more important than the weather. “Might be tough finding out whom, though.”
Whom? Aw, gotta love the English! “Do we need to do that? Isn’t it enough just to prove I’m innocent?”
“Ordinarily, yes,” Milo replied. “But the powers that be tend to get a bit twitchy if the word terrorism is used. With good reason, as it happens.”
“Do I look like a terrorist?” she demanded.
“Describe a terrorist’s look,” Milo shot back.
“Calm down, children,” Hal said, waving a placating hand. “We’re on your side, honey, but we won’t be much use to you if we don’t get the whole picture.”
“Right, so let’s start at the beginning.” Milo leaned slightly toward her. She caught a whiff of his bodywash, fresh spicy cologne, and hot, sexy male. The aroma was as out of place in this dreary dump as the man himself was. “Tell me everything. If I’m to help you, then I need to know it all.”
“In what respect?”
“What group were you mixed up with when they came for you? What were you planning? The whole works.”
“Come over here, Jodie, and bend over my knee,” Milo commanded.
She was breathing heavily as she fell across his lap. She was excited, which was good. Milo could work with that. He ran his hand repeatedly across the globes of her ass, stimulating her, talking quietly to her all the time.
“When my hand comes down, it will sting. Roll with the pain, honey, and wait to see what happens. You ready?”
“Yes,” she replied breathlessly.
Her hair cascaded over her face as she lay over him. Milo gathered it up and wound it around his fist, tugging gently at the same time as he spanked her with his other hand. He then slipped his spanking hand beneath her and brushed it against her clit. Her body jolted and she let out a startled oh.
Milo chuckled. “Oh, indeed.”
He repeated the process, spanking her a little harder this time, pulling on her hair just a little more firmly, brushing against her clit for a fraction of a second longer.
“Pleasure and pain,” he reminded her. “Can’t have one without the other.”
“No, Sir,” came the breathless reply.
“You’ve been a real bad girl, and need to be punished.”
She moaned when he spanked her for a third time. “Yes, Master, I do.”
“How does it feel?”
“You’re right. It stings, but then the tingling becomes…well, sensitive, I guess because of where else you’re touching me.”
“Just think how much greater that rush would be if I spanked you with something stronger than my hand.”
“Her pussy’s leaking all over your jeans, Milo,” Hal said, shaking his head. “She needs to be punished for her lack of control.”
“No, she’s had enough for the first time.”
Milo released her hair, and Jodie mumbled something incomprehensible. He and Hal shared another loaded glance, both of them thinking she was complaining. She wanted her punishment to continue. Shit, she was hot!
He righted her on his lap, curled a hand around her nape above her collar, and forced her head lower, so he could coerce her lips apart with his tongue. Her mouth—there was just something about it. He’d been attracted by it when he first saw her at the police station, which ought to have put him on his guard. It had, but he chose to ignore the warning. On a visceral level he guessed he’d always known it would come down to this moment, even when he’d made up his mind that he didn’t actually like her, or what she stood for.
Milo sucked her plump lower lip into his mouth, shuddering as he anticipated those same lips wrapped around his throbbing cock. Fuck it, he needed to move this along! Milo prided himself on his staying power, but Jodie was messing with his control, with his mind, with every goddamned part of him. He broke the kiss and told her to kneel in front of Hal. Milo intended to fuck her first, so it seemed only right that Hal got to have his cock sucked. Besides, Milo was keen to watch, and maybe torment her just a little bit while she did her stuff.
Grinning, Hal shed his jeans, sat back down again, and fisted his massive erection.
“Hal could use some help from your mouth,” he said curtly. “Get on your knees, babe, and show him how much you care.”
She was awkward with her hands cuffed behind her but, to her credit, didn’t hesitate to comply. Her hair was in the way when she leaned forward and sipped at Hal’s arousal, so Milo got behind her and held it back with one hand. With the other, he played with her ass, repeatedly running a finger down the crack between her cheeks.
“Christ!” Hal sucked in an audible breath. “She’s a bit too fucking good at this. I ain’t gonna last two minutes.”
Milo leaned around her side to get a better look. Her cheeks hollowed out as she filled her mouth with Hal’s cock, licking him from its tip right down to his balls, then letting it slide out of her mouth and sucking hard on its head. Fuck not showing himself. Milo couldn’t take the pain of being restrained for a moment longer. The lighting in here was dim. If he stayed behind her, she’d never notice his ugly scars. Besides, she was fully occupied servicing Hal.
He briefly released Jodie’s hair while he shed his jeans, sighing with relief when his rigid cock finally sprang free from the restricted space. He quickly resumed his position, grabbed her hair again, tugging this time, and ran the tip of his cock down her crack. She made a muffled sound around Hal’s erection, and appeared to suck harder. Hal’s hips gyrated as he shoved himself deeper into her mouth, and his groans grew in volume. She deserved a reward for working so hard. Milo let her hair go and slid a couple of fingers into her slick cunt. She mewled somehow, even with her mouth so completely full.
“Yeah, you’re desperate to have a cock deep inside you, aren’t you, sugar?”
“Shit, babe, keep doing that!” Hal’s voice was a strangled moan. “I’m gonna cream your throat any second now.”
Milo continued to agitate her with his cock against her ass, his fingers working inside her, his thumb rubbing her clit. He felt her spasm at precisely the same time as Hal, and they exploded together. She swallowed down Hal’s shower of sperm, her breathing swift and uneven as she rode Milo’s fingers and he slapped her ass with his free hand.
When she pulled back and Hal’s now half-erect cock slipped from her mouth, Milo helped her to her feet.
“You okay, darling?” he asked.
Jodie sent him a vibrant smile. “Never better,” she replied, wiping her mouth with the back of her hand. “This is fun. What happens now?”