Ace Security Book 3
Release Date Dec. 05, 2017
Opposites attract in the third Ace Security novel from New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker. Bailey Hampton will do whatever it takes to keep both herself and her little brother safe from the vicious Inca Boyz gang. Hiding out in Castle Rock, Colorado, is only a temporary solution until she can earn enough money to get out of the state altogether. But when she meets handsome security nerd Nathan Anderson, she discovers a reason to stay and fight for what she wants. Ace Security’s Nathan Anderson has always been the “numbers guy,” not the man any of the firm’s clients look to when their safety is threatened. But from the first time he ran into Bailey, she never made him feel like less of a protector than his brothers. Nathan was attracted to the petite, black-haired pixie with wild tattoos from the start, and by some miracle, she seems to return his interest. But danger stalks Bailey and her brother, so it’s up to Nathan to channel his inner alpha and find a way to end the threat to their lives once and for all—and he’s not giving up Bailey without a fight.
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all-American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country. She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.
Nathan took a step closer to her, and Bailey’s eyes came up to his. He was still looking down at the stone in his hand, and she swore she could feel the heat from his body seep into hers as he stood in front of her.
“We match perfectly,” he said in awe.
Bailey looked down then. He was holding her necklace in one hand and his tie in the other. They were side by side, and amazingly, they were exactly the same color.
“I wasn’t sure they would, but when I saw your tie, I remembered the necklace and thought it might be nice if we both had some pink on,” Bailey said quietly.
His eyes came up at that, but he didn’t step away from her. He licked his lips and Bailey saw a sheen of moisture glistening on his lips where his tongue had touched them. Another shiver went through her as all the carnal things he could do with his mouth ran through her brain.
“I don’t usually wear pink, but when I was trying to decide what to wear tonight, something told me this would be perfect.”
“It is,” Bailey told him quietly.
“Look! Here comes Duke!” Joel cried out excitedly, breaking the spell between the two adults standing nearby.
Bailey cleared her throat and took a step back at the same time Nathan let her necklace fall out of his grasp. But it was a moment before he took his eyes from it, his gaze lingering on how it nestled between her breasts.
He took a deep breath as if trying to ground himself before stepping back another pace and bringing his eyes back up to her face. Bailey caught a glimpse of the erection in his pants before he shifted, tugging the bottom of his sports jacket down nervously.
“Thank you for agreeing to come out with me tonight, Bailey,” Nathan said, his eyes intense as they looked into her own.
“Thanks for asking,” Bailey responded.