Superhero Incorporated hero Kaden Kane has been in love with the company geneticist for years but has been too afraid of rejection to act on his feelings. When she is kidnapped by his archenemy, it is up to him to save her. Once he has her in his arms, he realizes he can’t live without her anymore. Now all he has to do is convince her of his love. That and make her fall in love with him, which is far harder than any other assignment he’s ever tackled before.
Lana Lewis has always been desperately attracted to Kade. So attracted, she can barely form a sentence in his presence. When he rescues her from a mad man, she takes the opportunity to make her fantasies come true. But now that she’s had Kade in her bed, can she live without him in her life?
Brightly colored little dots swam before Kade’s eyes as the world tilted on its axis. “Breathe, sugar. Breathe.” Jesse hissed in his ear. Two more hands joined Jesse’s, one gripping his shoulder and one pressing squarely into the middle of his back. Since Jesse didn’t have three hands, he guessed Chris and Russ had joined in the effort to keep him on his feet. He certainly would have crumpled to the floor if it hadn’t been for them propping him up.
The president was talking, but all he could hear was the roar of blood rushing through his ears and Jesse still frantically ordering him to breathe. His heart was about to beat right out of his chest, his lungs screamed for oxygen, and he was pretty sure the pizza, beer, and salt ’n’ vinegars were going to make a repeat performance.
Damn it all to hell, he needed to pull his shit together and start concentrating on what he needed to do to get Lana out of whatever situation she was in, alive. He sucked in a breath and spoke up. “I’m sorry, sir, but could you start from the beginning again? I want to make sure we have all the details straight.”
Kade braced himself for a blistering reproof from his boss but was totally thrown by the sympathetic nod. Apparently the man knew about his feelings for Lana. And judging from the rest of the crowd gazing compassionately at him, so did the rest of Superhero Inc. Any other time, that would have bugged him. Right now he didn’t give a crap who knew that he had long carried an unrequited love for the scientist. All he needed to know was how to get her back alive and unharmed.
Steady on his feet now, Kade technically didn’t need the other three men to hold him up, but his friends remained where they were, silently offering their support. He was grateful for said support when another picture flashed up on the screen. His assigned villain, Helter Skelter, what a stereotype, leered at them from the screen. “Are you sure it’s Helter?” Kade asked, clearing his throat when his voice sounded as if he had swallowed a piece of sandpaper.
A video clip began playing on the screen. One of Helter Skelter’s known underlings had been caught on a security camera posted at an ATM. It showed him bundling a woozy Lana into a car and driving off. No one had paid the slightest attention to the faintly odd scene, probably because Lana had gone so willingly. “I would bet my balls that she was drugged somehow.” Russ growled menacingly, his hand still pressing solidly into Kade’s midback.
It was a mark of how dire the situation really was when no one commented on the state of Russ’s nuts. This time the president did shoot a dark glance their way and continued on as if Russ had never spoken. “As you all know, about a month ago all staff and heroes were chipped with a GPS tracker. They’ve not discovered the chip yet, and we’ve tracked her to a vacant lot where we suspect Helter Skelter has constructed an underground stronghold.”
Kade’s stomach was still churning, but he fought the bile rising up in his throat. He stared at the barren field, trying to locate the point of entry from the sketchy satellite pictures currently displayed on the screen. It was imperative they get her out of there as quickly as possible.
The president echoed his own train of thought when he carried on. “It is crucial that Dr. Lewis be extracted from the situation immediately. I don’t have to tell any of you about the sensitive nature of the information she has had access to. It could spell disaster should she be forced to divulge any valuable genetic, or even security, information.”
Fuck that. It would take a whole load of bad shit before Lana gave up any information. That was for sure. She was loyal to a fault, which was one of the reasons he’d fallen so damn hard for her, and she cared deeply about everyone at SHI. She would rather pull out her own nails than give the enemy information, valuable or not.
No, Kade wasn’t worried about the possibility of Lana giving up information. He was more worried about the way Helter would try to get the information out of her. An image of Lana’s fair skin bruised and bloody floated through his mind and took root. His stomach clenched and cramped painfully, forcing him to gag as his supper tried to make a quick exit through his throat. “Shit,” he muttered on another retch.
“Darling,” Chris whispered to Jesse. “You might want to step out of the way a little. I think our friend here is about to vomit.”
“Dude, I hate puke.” Russ was a master of stating the obvious. There was no one on the face of the earth who actually liked puke. But instead of stepping away, Russ slid his hand up Kade’s neck and pressed on a spot behind his ear. Instantly the urge to throw up vanished. “Better?”
Kade nodded his thanks, rolling his head from side to side in a desperate attempt to collect himself, and continued to listen with half an ear as a rescue plan was formed. The conversation flowed around him as he squinted at the satellite image again, trying to picture what kind of setup Helter might have underground.
He had destroyed Helter’s last known stronghold-lab only a few weeks ago. Burnt the fucker to the ground. Helter would have had time to construct only the basics of a new hideout. Unless this one been here all along as a backup.
“Kade and Jesse will go. You must assume it is a fully functional, fully secured facility. The two of you will have exactly thirty minutes to work out the specifics of the search-and-rescue plan before you leave. Make them count, gentlemen.”
Kade was about ready to crawl out of his own skin. The drive from Helter’s stronghold back to his house on the SHI compound had been both heaven and hell. He would never forget the sounds of Lana’s orgasms. Her soft screams and low moans of climax were permanently etched into his memory, something he was sure he would relive every time he masturbated for the rest of his life.
His cock was so hard it hurt, and his balls were so tight he was pretty sure they were about to explode, but he was going to make good on the promises he’d made in the SUV.
Pushing on her shoulders lightly, he urged her to lie back on the mattress, letting her legs dangle over the side of the bed. He wedged his way farther between her legs, using his shoulders to keep her knees apart, and gazed at the sensual feast spread before him.
Her curls were neatly trimmed, revealing a dark pink pussy. The small pearl of her clitoris was swollen, standing proudly, and it flexed in a rapid series of contractions when he blew a warm breath across it. He kissed the soft skin on the inside of her thigh gently, sucking the skin between his lips. “God, Lana, you’re beautiful here. I can’t wait to see you come, baby.”
A soft moan rippled through the air, causing him to smile. Kissing his way up her thigh, he nuzzled his nose in her curls. He placed a small, almost-chaste kiss to her clit and tightened his hands on her hips when she made to buck her hips against his mouth. “I’ll make it good for you, I swear.”
Lana cupped her breasts and pinched her nipples through her shirt. “I wish you could be touching my breasts at the same time,” she moaned.
That, he could do. Kade smiled wickedly and raised his head to look at her. “Your wish is my command.” He’d been producing replicas of himself for so long that it hardly took any effort at all to summon one. A duplicate appeared next to him, and Kade directed him to sit behind Lana on the bed. “Sit up, baby.”
He rearranged her legs so that they draped over his shoulders as she sat up, and his duplicate scooted in behind her so that his chest was supporting her. For the first time in his life, he thanked his freaky genes that he could feel everything his copies did because, even though he was gripping her knees gently, he felt her soft breasts fill his palms. Kade looked up, and what he saw took his breath away. The only thing that would make it better would be if Lana was completely naked. A simple mental command, and the replica was stripping off her shirt. “This okay, love?”
Nodding, Lana met his eye boldly. “I’m surrounded by you. It’s wonderful, Kade.”
“Good.” He set the copy to tweaking and rolling her nipples gently, feeling the hard points between his own fingers. Satisfied that she wasn’t too weirded out by having both Kade and a replicate making love to her, he turned his focus back to the situation at hand and tongued her pussy in a long lick from the bottom of her dripping slit to the top, stopping just under her little clit, which was standing proudly, demanding his attention . He swirled his tongue around her clit and kissed it once more before drawing it between his lips and suckling.
“Oh, Kade. Kade,” she cried. He kept his mouth busy as he looked up the length of her body and saw her arching her neck, trying to kiss his duplicate. Another command, and he suddenly felt her lips on his as if they were actually kissing.
Her hands dropped to his head, and she threaded her fingers in his hair, pulling him closer even as she arched her back to kiss the other Kade passionately. Kade wished that it was his mouth she was feeding her moans and whimpers into and then felt pretty stupid. Because that would mean he was jealous of himself, and that would be so fucked up.
Kade turned his attention back to the situation at hand and increased the suction on her straining bud, reveling in the little moans muffled by his replica’s mouth. The muscles in her thighs jumped, and she tightened her legs around his head as she arched her hips into his mouth.
He dove in deeper so that his nose was pressed firmly to her curls, and her legs stiffened so much she was nearly strangling him. It was worth it when he felt the tight bundle of her clit begin to jump wildly against his lips and tongue. A short scream vibrated down her entire body as she came, her sweet, feminine cream flooding his chin. He lapped up as much of her cream as he could, wallowing in her taste and scent.
He could feel her teeth as she bit down on the replica’s bottom lip. Laying his head on the inside of her thigh, he concentrated on holding in his need to thrust himself deep into her and pound away. But, Lord, he wanted her. Kade’s dick was slapping against his lower abs with every breath he heaved in, leaving a wet trail in its wake.
Cool fingers sifted through his hair, drawing his gaze up to Lana’s. “Kade?”
“Yeah, babe?” He knew his voice was deeper, rougher than usual, but he was fighting the urge to tumble her onto her back and ease into the slick, wet heat that was staring him right in the face.