Series: Secrets & Lies #3
Author: M.M. Koenig
Genre: New Adult, Suspense Romance
Published: September 29, 2015
Mia Ryan’s past and present are about to collide in startling ways, leaving her to question everything she’s ever known about herself.
After a shocking turn of events that revealed some mind-blowing secrets, Mia becomes more determined than ever to take back her life from the darkness that’s consumed her. In her pursuit for answers, she quickly discovers that parts of her past, which have always been a mystery, might be the key to saving the ones she loves…and the man that stole her heart.
Ethan Fitzgerald knows that things are never what they seem. Taking down his father’s empire wasn’t supposed to be a challenge—that was before Mia Ryan waltzed through his door. Forever changed by a love that reignites his purpose in life, Ethan is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Mia, and his enemies know it.
In this edge of your seat finale of the Secrets and Lies series, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been before. Can Mia and Ethan’s relationship withstand the malicious forces threatening them, or is letting go the answer that saves them and the ones they love? Everything comes at a cost—and it might just be true love.
My heart sped up in anticipation of having Mia’s beautiful body pressed against me. The sun had finally set, so she should be here soon. My impatience brought out my devilish side. I tucked myself into the darkest corner of the balcony. I loved the priceless reactions she gave me. They were always so unfiltered and brought out a side of her that she rarely shared with the world.
The sound of feet running up the steps made my pulse quicken. Once Mia reached the top, the light from the Forum captured her gorgeous face. The sight stole my next breath. She gazed around a few times before her shoulders sagged. She walked to the edge of the balcony, rested her elbows on it, and muttered several choice words that made me bite my lip so I wouldn’t laugh.
I approached her from behind and seductively whispered, “Did you miss me?”
Mia whipped around and jumped into my arms. I held her tightly, buried my head into her neck, and gave her light kisses until she was moaning. I flashed my dimples while setting her down for a proper kiss. My head rested against hers as I took her mouth fiercely into mine.
My tongue savored every angle of her mouth before I lightly nibbled on her bottom lip. My lips traveled across her jaw and down her throat. Her breaths became sporadic as she grabbed my ass and grinded against me.
I groaned when her fingers made their way towards my zipper. Mia wasted no time in releasing my dick. Her hand stroked me with vigor before wrapping her bare leg around my ass. She teased me even more by rubbing my dick along the slickness trickling between her thighs.
“Baby, are you sure?” I asked, panting.
Mia tilted her head sideways as she gazed into my eyes. “Ethan, we went from having sex multiple times a day to maybe once a month. Do you really need an answer to something so obvious?”
“I haven’t missed your smart-ass remarks,” I growled.
She goaded me even more by running her tongue across her succulent lips before biting down on her bottom one. I picked her up, whisked us into the shadows, and gently pressed her against the brick wall. As my fingers slowly traveled up her thigh, she leaned into me and sucked along my neck before resuming her handiwork around my cock.
My eyes widened when I reached her throbbing pussy. “Mother of God! Have you gone commando all day?”
Mia gave me a wicked grin and softly moaned, “I know how much it turns you on.”
Her grasp around me became even more robust. My fingers slid around her wet pussy before I plunged three deep inside of her. Her head fell to my shoulder and she bit down to prevent herself from screaming. I swirled around until she was barely breathing. Her tantalizing lips sucked along my throat as I continued to tease her.
“I don’t like my girl walking around with next to nothing on all day without me by her side. I’m tempted to show you how much that pisses me off,” I husked, pushing my fingers even further inside her.
Mia nipped at my ear and panted, “I’m not scared of your threats. If you want to make this one of your lessons, feel free. I don’t care what you do to me as long as you fuck me.”
My mouth crashed into hers as I commanded our kiss. Her honeysuckle scent and minty taste had my tongue frantic as it wrapped around hers. I lifted her skirt just enough so my dick could slide against her. She grabbed my ass and thrust herself into me.
I kissed along her jaw as she grinded against me. My free hand journeyed underneath her shirt. I roughly cupped her breasts as she tried in vain to get me to take her. Her head fell back as my fingers caressed around her nipples until they hardened. I teased her even more, rubbing my cock across her clit but never penetrating.
Mia tilted her head back until our eyes locked. “Please, Ethan.”
The longing in her voice wasn’t something I could deny. I shifted her skirt and lifted her up. Her hands clasped around my neck as she placed feather-light kisses along my throat. My grasp around her tightened as I drove my dick deep inside of her.
Mia released a satisfied moan. I rocked into her rapidly before switching over to a slower pace. Her insides quivered as she neared her climax. I wasn’t ready to give it to her yet. I quickly pulled out and set her down.
She glared at me before hissing, “I wasn’t serious about teaching me a lesson.”
I smirked before taking her from behind. Mia panted heavily as I roughly pounded into her. Moving her hair to the side, I sucked along her neck until I got to her ear. “Believe me, this isn’t a lesson. I’ll save that for another time,” I promised, in a drawn-out moan.
Mia’s back arched into me as I pumped into her at an unrelenting pace. She clenched around my dick to push me closer to a release. Her knees buckled when I thrust into her even harder. Knowing we were ready, I slid out, turned her around, and wrapped her legs around me. I needed to see her climax. It was the only time I knew without a doubt that the worry escaped her.
M. M. Koenig was born and raised in Minnesota. She now lives in the Twin Cities area with her loving dog Marley. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology.
M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.
When she has free time and isn't writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer's block at bay.