When a tragic accident changed the course of his life, Mason Lake was forced to leave his Apache roots behind. He made a life for himself at Harlan Securities, being known as the calm, rational man who runs the office. He also lives with the love of his life, Carrie Fenway.
Yet the past never truly stays dead. When they discover that they’ve been hacked and deceived, he and Carrie investigate, revealing a threat that Mason thought long gone.
Even as he tries to maintain control, Carrie’s life is thrown into danger, forcing Mason to reconcile with the recklessness that’s always lingered under the surface of his calm demeanor.
“Missed you,” she murmured into his shoulder. “I take it your mission was successful?”
“Yes and no,” he replied with sigh. “Got the bad guy, but Lee quit.”
She pulled back, shock and confusion lighting up her delicate features. “What? What do you mean he quit?”
“Exactly that. Stayed back with his girlfriend. Chose her over JD.”
“Wow. I’m … speechless. I thought Harlan Securities was his life.”
“I worked with Lee for twenty years and never suspected he was something more than his killer instincts. But something shifted with him. He … smiled. I’ve never seen him do that before.”
“So what happens now? Lee did all the special assignments, heavy emphasis on special.”
“I don’t know,” he admitted. “Guess I’ll talk that over with JD on Monday.”
“So you haven’t told him yet?”
“Couldn’t get in touch with him. Left him two messages.”
Carrie frowned. “That’s weird.”
“I agree, but he’s probably out banging some random chick and is too busy to answer the phone.”
Carrie grinned and placed her hands on his shoulders. “Talking about banging … wanna do some of our own?”
“I love it when you talk sexy.”
She giggled and spun away, darting out the door and toward their bedroom. Ginning, he sprinted after her, catching her at the foot of their bed. He was dirty and needed a shower, but damned if his dick didn’t want to be buried inside her right then. It was always like that, from the first time they met when she began working for JD as a hacker … he’d had a perpetual hard-on, intensified by his feelings. Their affair had quickly turned into love and now, he couldn’t imagine life without her.