Ryker’s escaped prison to prove his innocence, but before he can do that, he needs a safe place to hide. When a curvy woman makes her way toward her car in a secluded section of a parking lot, he sees the perfect opportunity. Holding her at gunpoint, he forces this woman to take her to his home.
This isn’t the first time Scarlett has been held at gunpoint, and she’s not actually afraid of Ryker. There’s something in his eyes that makes her realize he’s not going to hurt her, which is crazy—and that is what scares her.
He’s the first man she’s ever wanted, but she has to resist him. There’s no place for love in Scarlett’s life.
Ryker wants Scarlett more than anything else in the world, and he’s going to have her. Learning about the abuse she suffered in the past doesn’t make him see her any differently. He just knows that she deserves a man without a black cloud hanging over his head.
He’s going to clear his name, but what will happen after? Will he go back and claim Scarlett as his, or will he let her go?
He didn’t stop touching her. He didn’t want to ever stop touching her. She was such a beautiful woman. “Why not? Do I scare you?”
“You don’t scare me.”
“What is it?” he asked, worried that he made her think of that piece of shit.
“You make me want things I really shouldn’t want.”
Okay, now his dick was thinking all different kinds of things. “What do you want?”
“I want you, and I shouldn’t want you.”
“Why shouldn’t you want me?”
She chuckled. “The obvious one, you’re a convict.”
“I was falsely imprisoned.”
“And second, you don’t look at me like I’m going to break.”
“I know you’re not.”
“I’m a freak, Ryker.”
“You’re not a freak. You’re a fighter. A woman who has survived so much, and deserves to have some happiness. A lot of happiness.”
“You don’t see an abused woman when you look at me?” she asked.
The tears in her eyes would stay with him forever. “No. I don’t.” And now he was going to take a risk. “I see a beautiful woman, Scarlett. Not only do I see a beautiful woman, but the things I want to do to you, you should kick me out right now, and call me the asshole that I am, and stay away from me.”
“What do you want to do to me?”
She didn’t heed his warning.
Slowly trailing his fingers down her neck, he teased across her pulse and went toward the edge of her crop top. She wasn’t wearing a bra, and he saw the outline of her nipple. Stroking his thumb across her bud, he watched her gasp.
“I think about you naked. How these gorgeous tits would look, and what they’d taste like. I think about fucking you, and I want to drive my cock so deep inside you that you scream my name, begging for more. I never want to stop, and I always want to hear the pleasure in your voice, always. Not a moment goes by when I don’t think about how good your tight cunt would feel wrapped around my cock.”
He didn’t know if he was going too far, but he decided when it came to Scarlett, he’d always tell her the truth. He wouldn’t try to spare her.
He’d be the one to help guide her, to show her that she had someone to catch her when it got a little too hard.
“I’m not an innocent virgin,” she said.
“They’re kind of overrated,” he said. “You’re reading way too many books.”
Her gaze drifted to his lips, and he watched as she licked hers, almost as if she was imagining what it would be like to taste him.
“Kiss me, Ryker, please.”
He didn’t need to be asked twice. Pressing his lips against hers, he cupped her cheek and tilted her head back.
Lightly at first, he explored her mouth, and closed his eyes as his cock grew even harder. Her hands went to his chest, and if she pushed him off, he wouldn’t push. She didn’t try to get him away from her. Her hand fisted his shirt, tugging him closer.
Her lips were firmer as they pressed against his, and seeing that she wasn’t going to run away scared, he didn’t hold back.
Licking her lips, he took advantage the moment she gasped, plunging inside to taste her.