Dimitri: As a hitman for the Ivanov crime family, I’m good at two things—fucking and killing. Love is for pussies. I live and die by the gun. Violence was in my blood, until I caught a glimpse of a sweet and curvy virgin. She’s not even mine, but once I set my sights on something, I never give up.
Sonia: I began as his prize, a captive stripped of my ability to make choices. I never expected to find solace in a man the world considers a monster. Dimitri completes me. I’m about to give up my purity and become his, body, heart, and soul.
Dimitri tipped her chin, scattering her train of thoughts away.
“Sweet girl,” he murmured. He stuck his tongue out and licked away the trail of tears drying on her cheeks. Her eyes widened at the brush of lips on her mouth, every muscle in Sonia’s body freezing.
Dimitri didn’t take her lips with force like she’d expected a man like him to kiss. He started tentative, slow, sucking at her bottom lip, licking at where she’d bitten down earlier and had torn skin with teeth.
His grip on her body told a different story. He slipped his huge hands past the hem of her top, skimming her curves hungrily, as if he wanted to leave imprints on every inch of her.
Dimitri’s mouth coaxed a response from her. Sonia kissed back, desperate, needy. He fisted her hair, tugging her close, urging a more violent response. The slow dance ended. Their tongues and teeth tangled. He pushed his tongue down her throat, and she sucked him down, drunk on the scent and force of him.
Once Sonia had a taste of Dimitri, she wanted more. His touch was lethal, sparking a fire inside her she didn’t think existed anymore.
Sonia became aware of Dimitri’s erection, pressing up against her stomach. Moisture flooded her panties. Her nipples tightened to points. She wanted to rub herself against Dimitri, wanted to get rid of their clothes so they could touch skin-to-skin.
When he released her, Sonia was panting. With one kiss, he managed to light every nerve in her body, and she wanted more. She felt tipsy, ready to take this further. Except her conscious mind reminded her they were in the middle of the highway.
Sonia seldom dated. She busied herself at school, at her part-time jobs to keep her mom and herself afloat. Then she’d immersed herself in teaching. Sonia nearly gave up on men. They disappointed her in the end, wanted only one thing from her. She broke things off before they turned serious.
She only needed to take a look at her history with her father. He’d come out of nowhere, wearing his same easy smile that was full empty promises. Alarm bells had rung in her head. Why would he come out of woodwork after ten years without a word? But the hopeful idiot Sonia was, she’d believed his lies. She let him take her out for a drink to celebrate their reunion.
What did he do with the secret she’d told no one else? He’d used her virginity as a fucking bargaining chip to save his own skin.
Sonia had trust issues, and didn’t have a problem fending off unwanted attention from the opposite gender. Tangling with a man like Dimitri, though, was like playing with a live grenade. No matter how she played it, she wouldn’t come out of this unscathed.
“We should go back to the car,” she said, voice still thick with need.