[Siren Classic: Erotic Romantic Suspense, HEA]
Chase Matthews dropped everything to move home and take care of his family after his parents died in a tragic car accident. He never thought he would hear from his old life again until he gets a call from his former commanding officer asking for his help to guard his daughter.
Kerri MacGregor didn't have the life that most girls had growing up. While other girls were playing with dolls and learning to wear makeup, she was learning how to shoot guns and wearing camouflage. She never thought escaping a kidnapping would bring her face-to-face with the man that she has had a crush on since she was fourteen.
Chase realizes that Kerri is not the gangly teenager that he first met, and sparks begin to fly between them. Unfortunately, the kidnapper is still out there and wants revenge, and he needs Kerri to get it.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Kerri felt like she was floating between reality and sleep. She tried to make herself wake up and open her eyes but couldn’t. Damn, those must be some good drugs. She tried to turn over and get more comfortable, but arms that felt like steel gripped her tight. Something was wrong. Kerri realized that she wasn’t floating. She was being carried by someone. The more she struggled, the tighter the grip of whoever was carrying her became.
Just as she began to panic, she heard Chase’s voice. “Easy, little bit. I’ve got you and I’m taking you to a secure location, so settle down before you hurt yourself.”
Calm washed over Kerri instantly and she relaxed in Chase’s huge arms. She snuggled into his chest and breathed in his clean, masculine scent. She could tell Chase didn’t wear cologne but he still smelled damn good. His warmth went a long way in settling Kerri. Unfortunately the pain in her leg kept her from going back to sleep. The pain was almost unbearable, but Kerri hated the way the medicine made her feel and didn’t want to take any more. She was strong and could suffer through the pain because she had no intentions of taking any more medicine or going back into a drug-induced sleep.
Kerri opened her eyes when she felt Chase’s chest rumble as he began talking to someone.
“The area is secure and we are ready for transport,” she heard one of the men say.
“Holy shit, Chase. Is that the CO’s daughter?” the other one yelled.
She tried to turn her head to see who was talking but Chase wouldn’t let her budge. At this point she really didn’t care who he was talking to or what was being said. She just wanted the pain in her leg to stop. Deep breathing wasn’t working. The pain was excruciating and becoming worse. Chills swept over Kerri as the cool night air blew across the sweat covering her body. As the nausea caused the bile in her stomach to rise, Kerri realized that she wasn’t being strong or tough. She was being just plain stupid by not letting Chase know that she was in pain so that he could give her medicine. Maybe he had something for pain that wouldn’t knock her out. Just take the edge off. She lifted her eyes to his only to see that he was staring at her with those intense green eyes.
“Damn it, Kerri. Why didn’t you tell me that you were hurting?”
Kerri tried to smile but she knew it wasn’t pretty. “I don’t want to go back to sleep.” Her voice was weak and the trembling in her body caused her teeth to chatter together.
She tried to hold her head up so that she could see his face but darkness crept into the edges of her vision as the pain became too extreme, so she laid her head against his chest. The last thing she heard before she passed out was a deep rumbling in Chase’s chest. Did he just growl at me? Too tired and weak to care, Kerri welcomed oblivion.
Feeling someone grab him from behind, Chase reacted with years of ingrown instinct. His family knew to make their presence known before they got to him and to never grab him from behind, so that left only one thought, enemy. Flipping the person over his shoulder and slamming them to the ground left the wrist twisted at an odd angle and gave him the opportunity to choke the life out of his enemy. Hazel eyes swimming with tears caused him to freeze. He knew those eyes. He had a seen those eyes for almost three weeks now and they had kept him rock hard for most of that time.
“Oh God, Kerri! I could have killed you,” Chase said as he released her neck with one hand and her arm with the other.
He didn’t realize that he had lifted her off the ground and was hugging her until he felt the tremble go through her body. He could hear her gasping for breath and felt like shit, knowing that after everything that happened to her recently, he was the cause of more distress in her life. He knew that she resented being taken away from her dad and placed out here in the middle of nowhere. But never in is life did he mean to cause her harm or pain. He had caused enough of that and would die happy if he never had to do it again. Anger quickly replaced the guilt when he realized what she almost caused him to do. Grabbing her by the shoulders he pushed her away so that he could see her face.
“What were you thinking,” he roared, trying not to let her tears affect him. “Are you crazy, Kerri? You never sneak up behind someone like that again. I could have killed you.” I could have killed you. I could have killed you, he chanted over and over again in his head.
Suddenly, Chase couldn’t resist her. He needed to make sure she was okay. He needed to know that she was safe even if it was from him. He couldn’t let her go and he could no more stop what he was about to do than he could stop time. He tried to give her time to heal, but that time was suddenly up. Letting go of her shoulders, he grabbed both sides of her face and slammed his lips down on hers. The kiss was brutal and dominant, and he didn’t care. He nipped her bottom lip until she opened and let him in plunge his tongue into her mouth. Once inside he didn’t let up his assault. He traced every inch of her mouth with his tongue, marking her as his. Only when he heard her moan and felt her arms gripping the back of his neck did Chase ease up on the kiss. He pulled back, licking her lips, and felt her respond as her tongue followed his into his mouth. She tentatively traced his tongue with hers and it was then he who moaned in pleasure. He couldn’t hold himself back any longer. Snatching the button open on her jeans, he shoved them down her hips along with her panties and ran his fingers along her folds.
“Oh fuck. You are so wet already, Kerri. I don’t think I can hold back.”
“Don’t,” was the only sound he heard as all his senses seemed to migrate toward his cock as it swelled even harder. He managed to get his jeans open and somehow get Kerri’s jeans and shoes off as he wrapped her legs around his waist.
“It’s going to be fast,” he murmured as he slammed into her. He stilled as her wet heat gripped him like a glove. Her pussy was so tight and wet that he knew he would never last long. He would have to make it up to her another time, he thought as he began to move. Chase eased out until only his head was left in and surged back in. He did it several times as he listened to Kerri’s very vocal moans and felt her nails clawing his back, sending tingles down his spine. He knew he was close to coming and wanted Kerri to go over the edge with him. Reaching down, he used two fingers to circle and slightly pinch her swollen clit until he felt the tremors in her pussy start to massage his cock.
“Come for me, Kerri.” He panted. “I’m not going to last much longer.” With that he began to surge into her faster and harder and heard her yell out as her body convulsed around him.