Seduced by the Storm (ACRO World Series #3)

Seduced by the Storm (ACRO World Series #3)

by Sydney Croft

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ISBN-13: 9780385340823
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Series: ACRO World Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 496,523
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sydney Croft is the pseudonym for two other authors who each write under their own names.

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Chapter One


Faith Black had been beaten, drugged and imprisoned, but none of that scared her. No, what frightened her to the core was the man confined with her. Chained to an improvised medieval rack and bare from the waist up, he lay on his back, arms over his head, his incredible chest marred by bruises and a deep laceration that extended from his left pec to his right hip.

He might have been rendered immobile, but he was in no way helpless.

His weapon, far more dangerous than the telekinesis—to her, at least—was his overpowering sexuality, a force that tugged her toward him, made her burn with need despite their grave situation.

Head pounding from a brutal blow to her cheek, she pushed to her feet and padded close, her nudity barely registering. She’d been stripped naked while unconscious, her clothes tossed into one corner of the windowless, steel-walled room. The weak yellow light from the single bulb emphasized the deep amber of Wyatt’s eyes, no longer green, as he settled into the transitional period many telekinetics experienced when their powers flared up. The air in the room stilled, and the chain around his right ankle began to rattle.

“Don’t,” she said quietly.

He shifted his head to look at her as though he hadn’t realized she’d regained consciousness. “Faith.” His voice was rough, as haunted as his gaze. “I didn’t tell him. I swear.”

“Tell who what?”

“Your boyfriend. I didn’t tell him about us. He knew.”

“Sean’s not my boyfriend,” she said, and Wyatt cocked a dark eyebrow like he didn’t believe her. “And I know you didn’t say anything.”

She knew, because she’d been the one to spill the beans that she and Wyatt had been sleeping together.

Wyatt’s head lolled back so he was staring up at the steel beams crisscrossing the ceiling. The corded tendons in his neck strained and tightened as he swallowed. “I’m sorry I got you into this.”

“You didn’t.”

A growl rumbled in his throat. “I seduced you. I shouldn’t have. Not here. Not on the platform, where he could find out.”

She inhaled him into her, the masculine scent that threw her off balance whenever he came near. No, she couldn’t blame him for anything, least of all her out-of-control desire for him. He was here to do a job, just like she was, which meant getting the assignment done by any means necessary.

“I’m not here because Sean is jealous.” Though Sean was, furiously so, but Wyatt didn’t need to know that.

“Then why?”

Dragging her gaze from the strong, ruggedly handsome features of his face, she let her mind focus on a realm of existence most people never saw. Instantly, Wyatt’s aura became visible, a shifting, undulating layer of light around his body. And God, something was wrong, so wrong she nearly gasped.

Wyatt radiated power, so his aura should reflect the same. Instead, it stretched thin around his body like an ill-fitting, secondhand coat, ridden with weak spots and holes, as though he’d suffered repeated supernatural attacks. She could repair the damage, but her efforts would amount to little more than a patch job on his psychic garment. Replenishing his aura, renewing it . . . that only he could do, subconsciously, through healthy living and mental wholeness.

For now, she concentrated on the cut on his chest, worked her power into a psi needle and thread that knit the wound together. The muscles in his abs rippled, carved so deeply that they cast shadows on one another. She knew how they felt beneath her touch, how they flexed when they rubbed against her belly, and she had to clench her hands to keep from reaching for him.

The wound closed in a whisper of sound, and Wyatt sucked in a harsh breath. “Jesus. You’re a fucking agent.”

His eyes glowed amber again, and the chains binding him rattled.

“Please don’t,” she said, letting her psychic fingers slide south on his body. “Let me. Follow my lead.”

He moaned and then grit his teeth against the sensations she sent streaming into his groin.

“I’m going to need you to scream, Wyatt. Scream like I’m killing you.”

His shaft began to swell with each of her virtual caresses deep inside his body, and his eyes flashed green fire. “You are, Faith.” His voice rumbled, dark, dangerous. “I’ve been through the gates of hell and survived, but somehow I think you’re going to be the devil who takes me down.”

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Seduced by the Storm 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Yvette4 More than 1 year ago
This book is the best so far! It's so good, I don't begin to know how to describe without spoiling anything. Let's just say, there is a whole lot going on here. We learn more about Dev and Oz (you won't be able to predict it at all), Annika and Creed, and of course, about the main couple, Wyatt and Faith. Remy and Haley appear as well. Too many delectable details make this a winner. We also get a bit more info about Marlena, as well as some good one liners about characters I hope will be in future books (I am particularly interested in reading more about Trance -- he sounds like he could be quite the character). This book now joins my favorites. I loved it!
jjmachshev on LibraryThing 27 days ago
What's hotter than a sexy secret agent with paranormal powers? A sexy secret agent with paranormal SEX powers! Yowza, "Seduced by the Storm" was the hottest book yet in writing duo Sydney Croft's ACRO/Storm series. I got not one, but two secret agents. I got the sizzling culmination of the ongoing secondary romance from the two previous books. I got a heart-wrenching conclusion to another secondary romance. And I got a dramatic, and quite erotic, side-story starring the couple from the first book! All this AND the hot story of the two secret agents.Faith is an independent agent on a very personal mission. She has to steal a motherboard from the bad guys, use it to rescue her long-lost sister, and then turn said motherboard over to British intelligence in an effort to save other people from the menace that killed her parents. That she may have to kill a childhood friend turned evil is something she's faced and accepted. That she might die is something she's considered and set aside. That she'll meet the one man in the world who's perfect for her and then possibly lose him...now THAT she never dreamed of.Wyatt figures he's working on his third life. He's been declared dead twice. Once to save him from a murder charge, and this time to go on an undercover op for ACRO. His mission is to infiltrate, steal, and then destroy the motherboard of a machine that could kill millions. And he just found out he's on an even shorter deadline which means he only has tonight to blow off some steam. Not a problem, he'll just use his pheromone mojo on the lovely woman who just propositioned him. And what do you know, his third life must be a charm because this woman is special. This third book is much more complex and much more erotic and much more...MORE. Even with all the different plots going on, the authors do a great job of keeping everything tight and woven smoothly. This is one that will have you laughing, tearing up, and sitting on the edge of your chair as you burn through the pages to find out what happens to who. Now I only have the short story in "Hot Nights, Dark Desires" to tide me over until the next book, "Taming the Fire" releases in May 2009. It's already on my must-buy list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the rest of these books. I could not put it down.
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Wyatt and Faith fell in love way to fast. Was not happy about Oz. I loved him and Devlin. It was so romantic. Even though I'm not in love with this series I want to know what happens to the characters.
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