A man with a painful past.
Hunter Kogan is no stranger to pain. For the past five years, he has been in a downward spiral, his days dark and grey. He spends most of his waking hours stumbling through, hating every second, wishing he didn’t even exist.
A woman with a secret.
Danielle Davidson was born with a secret, one she knows should never get out. That very secret was what had her running from the only man she’s ever loved. But it seems someone has figured it out, and they want her dead because of it.
A man who can save them both.
Kye Sterling knows Hunter has a troubled past. He knows someone hurt the man, which is the very reason he doesn’t mind getting close, wanting to ease Hunter’s pain in the only way he knows how. Not that it’s working. Nothing seems to be working.
When Max Adorite comes to Sniper 1 Security seeking personal protection for his cousin Danielle, the world as Hunter and Kye know it will forever be changed.
Can the three of them figure out the threat to Dani before a madman gets his revenge? Can Hunter finally move out of the past and get the answers he so desperately needs? Or will he end up pushing away the two people who could pull him out of the darkness and into the light?
The story will keep you on your toes and Nicole weaves in so much intrigue that you will love it!
Tomorrow's Too Late (Sniper 1 Security, 3) - Prologue
Five years ago
“I NEED YOU TO BE absolutely sure, baby,” Hunter Kogan insisted, staring intently at the woman before him. She was so beautiful, so sweet. And too damn innocent for the likes of him.
But that didn’t stop him. He wanted her with every breath in his body.
Hell, Hunter wanted her with a hunger he couldn’t explain. Not once in all of his twenty-nine years had he met a woman who reduced him to nothing more than a primal heartbeat, a selfish male, hell-bent on possessing her in the most primitive way possible. She was the only woman he wanted. Had been since the day she stumbled into his world almost two years ago.
Danielle Davidson had stolen his breath and his good sense at the same time. And she was it for him. Or rather, he wanted her to be. Up to this point, Dani had accepted him for who he was. The good, the bad, the ugly. She embraced his world—the danger, the intrigue, even his kinks and various eccentricities. And yes, all of his sexual needs.
Those she knew about, anyway.
Truth was, he had never expected to find a woman who could understand him on that deep of a level, much less crave those dark, erotic desires as much as he did. As they sat there now, Hunter prayed she was going to accept all of him.
“I’m sure.” Her tone was ripe with conviction, although her gaze was hesitant as it slid across the room to the man sitting on the opposite couch.
“I don’t think you understand,” Hunter whispered roughly, needing her to be doubly certain about what she was committing to. He didn’t want to ask a million times, but he would if it was necessary.
Based on the desire in her honey-gold eyes, Dani had some idea of where this was heading, but Hunter knew she didn’t quite grasp the full extent of what he was asking of her. It didn’t matter that she understood him, seemed to accept his kinks were darker than most, and was eager to give in to him. What he wanted was something she’d never experienced before.
And damn, did he want it.
He wanted to pluck that innocence from her, to show her things she’d never dreamed about, give her the sort of pleasure that not many people ever experienced.
“I understand, Hunter. I do.” She sounded so resolute.
She cut off his rebuttal with a kiss, her tongue forceful as it pushed past his lips. She wasn’t shy, but she never had been. Hunter figured it was her way of pretending she was far more experienced than she really was. They’d been sleeping together for a year and a half, and during that time, the woman had rocked his world. But what he was asking of her now was going to defy most people’s basic logic, their own needs having never crossed certain boundaries.
He knew Dani didn’t truly grasp what he was asking of her, but he was beyond pulling back, in desperate need of what he had sitting right here in front of him. What Dani was agreeing to, even if she didn’t truly understand.
Hunter kissed her back, jerking her closer, thrusting his hands in her hair as he held her tightly. He swallowed her brittle cry at the same time he loosened his grip. He didn’t want to hurt her, but she drove him past the point of control. No one had ever stripped him so completely of his good sense and his restraint. No one but Dani.
“God, baby,” he murmured against her mouth. “I want you so fucking bad I hurt.”
It had always been this way with her. A frantic, raging hunger that consumed him from the inside out. He knew he was rough with her at times, but he couldn’t help himself. He could never seem to get enough of her.
She was pawing at him, seemingly as eager as he was to get closer.
“Shirt off,” he insisted, needing her to make the move, needing her to maintain the control she was so easily willing to give up.
Dani sat up, then jerked her T-shirt over her head. But she didn’t stop there. She then reached behind her back and unclasped her bra.
At that point, Hunter couldn’t keep from touching her. He forced the thin straps off her shoulders while he grabbed at her, needing to feel her skin against his palms. She was fire and heat and so fucking soft.
“Dani,” he growled roughly. “Fuck, baby. I need you.”
He saw the way her eyes darted to Josh, to the man watching them with more than a little interest in his emerald-green eyes.
“I need you, too,” she insisted.
“I need everything,” Hunter clarified, once again grabbing her head, holding her still, forcing her to meet his eyes. “Do you understand what that means?”
She tried to nod, but he stopped her, knowing full well she was clueless when it came to this. He could see it in the slight uncertainty in her gaze.
He had to spell it out for her.
“I want to share you, baby,” Hunter stated roughly. “I want to share you with Josh.”
Josh moved and once again Dani’s attention shifted to him.
Hunter held her face between his hands, forcing her to look at him while he searched those brilliant amber eyes. “Do you understand what that means?” Her eyes remained locked on his face, so he continued, “I want to feel your sweet pussy gripping my dick while Josh buries himself in your ass. Do you understand what I’m tellin’ you, Dani?”
Josh Lee was his partner, the man he’d been paired with at Sniper 1 Security, the elite security company his father owned and operated with his business partner, Bryce Trexler. But Josh wasn’t merely someone Hunter worked with, he was also a man he shared everything with. In every sense of the word.
His eyes slid to Josh briefly. He was ready, eager, but holding himself back as he waited for Hunter to give him the green light. Hunter turned back to Dani. She was watching him, curiosity and need making her golden eyes brighter.
He leaned forward, brushing his mouth against hers. “I want to feel his cock slide against mine while we’re both inside you.”
Her eyes widened, but Dani didn’t try to pull away.
Sure, he was trying to scare her, attempting to force some sense into her. She might want him, but he knew she couldn’t possibly want every part of him. Not this part.
“But that’s not all,” he told her. “I want Josh to fuck your pussy while I slide my cock deep in his ass, Dani. That’s what I want. I want to share you with him. But I also want to share him with you. Maybe not tonight, but one day.”
“Oh, God…” Her moan was so sexy, filled with need, hunger, and a wealth of desire.
He could see the indecision in her eyes, knew she was processing what he was trying to tell her.
“I won’t hurt you,” he promised.
That was the truth. He would die before he ever hurt her. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he’d been captivated, completely awestruck. Not only by her otherworldly beauty but by her brains, her sense of humor, her desire for life.
He would even go so far as to say he had fallen in love with her. Although he hadn’t told her that. He knew he couldn’t until she accepted him for who he truly was.
He briefly cut his eyes over to Josh and offered a small nod, signaling Josh to come closer, to join them. While Josh walked around the coffee table, taking a seat on the wooden top directly behind Dani and between Hunter’s spread thighs, Hunter kissed Dani, molding his mouth to hers. Her sweet mewls made his dick throb, his balls ache.
And just as he’d expected, the second Josh’s hands were on her naked back, Dani stiffened. Her tongue slid out of his mouth and she was once again staring into Hunter’s soul. He didn’t hide anything from her. He loved the idea of Josh touching her, bringing her the same sort of pleasure Hunter could.
Hunter released her head, cupping her breasts gently. He tried to relax, not wanting to rush this, giving Dani a chance to either accept all that Hunter wanted to show her or to go running from the room. Either way, he couldn’t force her to want this. But this was a part of himself he refused to deny.
At twenty-one, Dani was far too innocent for what he had in mind. He suspected she knew what he was asking, even if she didn’t quite understand the logistics. During the eighteen months they’d been seeing each other, he had shown her several facets, but not the complete makeup. They were at a turning point. He wanted to move to the next level. Hell, he wanted to ask her to marry him. Only, she had to know what she was getting into if she said yes.
While he hefted the weight of her perfect tits in his hands, he rolled her nipples between his index fingers and thumbs, gently at first, then a little
more firmly. He could see Josh sitting behind her, his hands sliding over her back, slowly working their way down her hips, her thighs, then leisurely grazing her silk-covered pussy.
“Oh,” Dani moaned, her eyes wide as she glanced down to see all four hands were on her.
Hunter never looked away, willing her to accept this, to accept him. Them.
“I won’t lie to you, Dani,” he told her. “I care about you. Fuck, I’d go so far as to say that I love you, but this is who I am. This is what I need. I long ago stopped trying to kid myself.”
Dani’s nipples hardened between his fingers and she sighed when Josh began kissing her shoulder, moving closer as his hand slipped beneath her panties.
“Josh.” A long, soft moan escaped her. “Oh, God, that feels…” Her eyes closed. Her breath hitched.
Hunter glanced down, loving the sight of Josh touching her so intimately.
“More… I need…” To his surprise, Dani spread her knees wider, giving Josh better access as she swiveled her hips, attempting to force Josh’s hand where she needed it.
“Oh, fuck, baby,” Hunter groaned, pleased by her acquiescence. “This is everything I’ve ever fucking wanted.”
In fact, she was everything he’d ever wanted.
And he was about to have her just the way he’d dreamed.
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