Gage is a gun for hire willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. His dedication to his organization has left him with little emotion for the softer things in life. The moment he sees Neeka, he realizes there is something which draws him to her and renders him speechless by the feelings. Neeka is thrown into a nightmare, and out of the shadows comes her savior. Gage may not be every woman’s idea of forever, but for her he is perfect. There is a fire between them which draws her in from the first time she laid eyes on him, but she knows no one falls in love with a hired gun. Gage decides Neeka deserves better and returns her to her life but the danger is not over. What happens when the real danger is closer to home than one could imagine? Will Gage fulfill his promise to Neeka, or will she be lost to him forever? Ms. Snow is a talented writer which no review could give full accolades to because there are no words. Her writing draws the reader in and throws them into the middle of the action. Toss in a whole lot of erotic feelings and a fire is started. The reader is unable to put the book down and yearns for the love found between the pages of her outstanding stories. I always look forward to the next gem offered from the world of Ms. Snow. - See more at: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/gagebook1byjenikasnow.html#.VvumF8K0Opp
Contract Killers, 1
Gage Mack: former SEAL and trained killer. He’s been contracted to find Neeka, the missing daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the country. It was supposed to be a search and rescue mission, but what Gage doesn't expect to find is an entire underground operation with chemically and genetically modified soldiers.
When Gage rescues Neeka, the attraction she feels is instant. But he’s dangerous and has no problem killing right in front of her. As they fight to survive, and escape the twisted prison she’s been trapped in, Neeka realizes her kidnapper has other plans for her.
Can she escape the clutches of a madman wanting to use her as a reproduction vessel for his twisted plans? Can she keep her emotions for Gage locked down during all the chaos? Does she even want to fight?
This is a previously published work. It has been revised and edited for Evernight Publishing.
I can’t deny her.
He knew he should have just kept on driving, knew that stopping was a bad idea because he wanted her really fucking badly, but he’d seen how exhausted she was. He felt weak with her, like his walls crumbled when she was around. He honestly didn’t know what it was about Neeka that made him feel this way, but Gage liked the feelings she brought forth in him.
As he breathed in deeply, the scent of her filled his head. He lifted his hand to touch her arm and sucked in a breath when she shifted in bed, rolling over so that she now faced him. Her breathing was still deep and even, her face almost illuminated in the darkness because of the moon coming through the partially opened curtains.
He knew he shouldn’t, but he extended his fingers and ran them over her warm flesh, a soft sigh escaping her as she unconsciously moved closer to him. He should go sleep on the floor, he knew this, but he didn’t want to, and had no strength to move. A small lock of her hair fell across her cheek, and he didn’t top himself from reaching out and brushing it away.
Damn, her skin is smooth.
His mouth watered to taste her, to run his tongue over her freshly washed flesh, to see if she tasted as good as she smelled. Damn his cock for getting impossibly harder. She shifted her legs, and with every move she made, her thigh would brush up against his erection, teasing him to the point where he thought he would come right in his pants.
He squeezed his eyes shut, knowing that he would just need to hold out until he could deliver her to McCarthy. Maybe he’d just been too long without a woman? He kept telling himself that, but he knew deep down that wasn’t the case, that he was just inventing excuses for the emotions Neeka brought forward in him. He was afraid that when the time to turn her over to McCarthy finally came, he wouldn’t be able to do it.
Neeka opened her eyes, the room dark, the moon still coming through. The old clock on the bedside table said it was three in the morning, and although she was still so tired, she felt her body waken at the sensation of Gage still beside her. As her eyes adjusted to the darkness, she took note of Gage sleeping right next to her, his hand wrapped around hers. Her heart skipped a beat and then seemed to stop altogether when he opened his eyes and stared at her. Even though she’d just been a prisoner less than twenty-four hours ago, she couldn’t stop herself from feeling these things, having this warmth move through her at the man that saved her life.
“Gage,” she said his name softly.
He cupped her cheek, an act so gentle she was slightly stunned by it, but she yearned for more.
“What’s happening, Neeka?” he asked just as softly.
“I don’t know, but I don’t want it to stop.” She was being honest.
Her heart slammed against her ribcage when he leaned forward and pressed his mouth against hers. They didn’t move for a suspended second, their mouths barely touching, their breathing mingling as one. Gage pulled back, and she felt her face heat, not from embarrassment, but because this all felt so right.
And then he leaned in again and kissed her. Gage opened his mouth and ran his tongue along the swell of her lips. He made a deep sound in the back of his throat and pressed himself closer to her. She opened her mouth, allowing his tongue to slip inside and press against her own. His erection was prominent as it prodded her belly. He was big and thick, no doubt about that, and her insides clenched.
Their breathing became erratic as their kiss became more intense. His other hand speared into her hair, gripping the strands tightly as he leaned over her. She rubbed her legs against his, the rough material of his pants seeming to make her even more aroused.
She was so wet for him. Her nipples stabbed against the material of her shirt, rubbing against his chest as they pressed as close together as possible.
“We should stop,” he said against her mouth, but he was still kissing her.
“Do you want to?” she asked back.
He broke the kiss, his breathing ragged. Gage didn’t answer her, but instead brought his mouth to her neck and slowly sucked her flesh.
“No, I don’t want to stop,” he said after a few seconds. She arched her back, scissoring her legs and causing friction to start between her legs.
Gage had his big body on top of hers now, and she spread her thighs, allowing him to fit in the space. He pressed his hips against her, his cock hard and big against her mound. He slowly started to thrust it against her, mimicking what she wanted to do so badly. It felt so right, so good, to have him like this with her. Maybe this was all so extreme, but she didn’t care. She wanted more. He’d saved her life, and because of that they were linked. At least, that’s what she told herself, how she felt.
He groaned and pulled away. “No, Neeka, we have to stop.” He looked down at her. “This is crossing lines.”
She wanted to tell him she didn’t care about crossing any lines, that she wanted this, but maybe he was right.
“Let me just hold you and keep you safe, okay?”
She looked into his shadow-covered face, knowing he was right, but wishing he wasn’t. She nodded, and he lay back down beside her, pulling her close so that her head rested on his chest. Even if they didn’t go further, she couldn’t lie and say this didn’t feel incredible, as well.
When Neeka McCarthy is kidnapped, her rescue is up to Gage Mack, who specializes in getting the job done. In the first installment of the Contract Killers series, author Jenika Snow delivers a spicy thriller with GAGE. This book lays the foundation for an exciting series with all of Ms. Snow's trademark sauciness. With a plot straight out of a sci fi film, Neeka finds herself in a fight for her life. She and Gage are thrown together in close quarters, causing the sensual sparks to fly. There's a true bad guy in the story, complete with his grand plans to take over the world with super soldiers. The flaw in the plan is Neeka's lack of participation. Gage is a rather complex character. Because he will do whatever it takes to keep Neeka safe, he has no qualms about crossing the line between good and bad. As a result, he would likely be described as a good man who does bad things for good reasons. I really liked his sense of focus in searching for Neeka. The ending has a fantastic teaser for future installments. With a solid mix of a good plot, interesting characters and some deliciously hot encounters, Jenika Snow has once again delivered the goods. - See more at: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=20726#sthash.mizW4soj.dpuf
When Neeka McCarthy is kidnapped, her rescue is up to Gage Mack, who specializes in getting the job done. In the first installment of the Contract Killers series, author Jenika Snow delivers a spicy thriller with GAGE. This book lays the foundation for an exciting series with all of Ms. Snow's trademark sauciness. With a plot straight out of a sci fi film, Neeka finds herself in a fight for her life. She and Gage are thrown together in close quarters, causing the sensual sparks to fly. There's a true bad guy in the story, complete with his grand plans to take over the world with super soldiers. The flaw in the plan is Neeka's lack of participation. Gage is a rather complex character. Because he will do whatever it takes to keep Neeka safe, he has no qualms about crossing the line between good and bad. As a result, he would likely be described as a good man who does bad things for good reasons. I really liked his sense of focus in searching for Neeka. The ending has a fantastic teaser for future installments. With a solid mix of a good plot, interesting characters and some deliciously hot encounters, Jenika Snow has once again delivered the goods. - See more at: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=20726#sthash.YzBje7vF.dpuf
Who wouldn't love a man willing to kill for them? Come on; admit it. The PC man of today vacillates over swatting a fly, but Gage is guns blazing when Neeka is in danger. My heart goes pitter patter. Violence is the name of the game in this quick read, so if you don't like it, don't read it. Both Gage and Neeka have an immediate visceral reaction that just increases the longer they are together. And it isn't that long, but it is enough to start a process in Gage that is foreign to him but also brings to the surface an unexpected chivalry that begs him to just walk away. He's sullied where Neeka is not. But that's not how Neeka sees it. There were some gaps in the resolution of their relationship and I would have liked more detail. The sex was a slow simmer that went from zero to sixty. The epilogue was appreciated and left the reader with a promise for more.
Wow another wonderful book from Jenika Snow I really enjoyed it and she left it open to start a great series with this one. I cant wait and can see many different hea in this series. Once again give this author a try she is awesome and then some.
I really didn't know what I was getting going in, I'm not one to usually read this type of book. I'm so glad I read it. Gage is a trained killer that was hired to find the daughter of a wealthy man. In his mission he discovered a underground operation. When Neeka was kidnapped, her kidnapper was planning on using her as a reproduction. Can Gage bring Neeka back to her father? Will Neeka and Gage's relationship become more than a rescue mission? I can't wait for the other books in the series!! I'm so glad I read it!
I know this is a re-release but I didn't read it the first time so this is a brand new story for me. I loved it. It was bordering on being dark for me but it was still awesome!! I know there are more books in this series so I will be waiting for them.