Step-Hero (Wanting What’s Wrong #1) Read Online Dani Wyatt

Categories Genre: Contemporary, Forbidden, Virgin Tags Authors: Series: Wanting What's Wrong Series by Dani Wyatt
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Total pages in book: 58
Estimated words: 54645 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 273(@200wpm)___ 219(@250wpm)___ 182(@300wpm)
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When my stepsister waves at me from across the tarmac, I know I’m done waiting.
She’s been mine for years, in a way. Since the day our lives came together and I became her protector. Her guardian. Her rock.
She’s fierce and independent. Strong but soft. Willful but needy.
She deserves more than me—more than a broken soldier with two years of memories fit for nightmares.
When she smiles at me with those plump, pink lips, I can’t ignore my feelings anymore. I want to tie her to the bed as she screams my name. I want to smack that asset of hers, feeling the warmth of her skin on my hand.
I’ll choose if she breathes, what color panties she wears, if I let her wear them at all. I'm following my heart because it’s been broken for too long and she’s the only one that can fix me.
But, I need to protect her against one final enemy. Or else a dark, dangerous secret will steal my light from me forever.

Author’s Note: This homecoming is filled with dirty talk and forbidden fruit. It’s a love story with over-the-knee action and plenty of other hot lessons. This soldier is going to fill his one and only from top to bottom with all the happy endings you could hope for. It’s safe, no cheating, with double V-cards to boot!

Wanting What’s Wrong Series: Step right up if you want to get down with some "No, no, we can't, it's so wrong." action! There are step-siblings, step-fathers, step-uncles all just waiting for you. It's okay, no one will know.

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CHAPTER 1

Kat

Welcome to the crossroads of terrified and awe-struck.

I press myself against the floral wallpaper of the hallway, wondering in all these years why I never noticed him leave the bathroom door open before? It’s only a few inches, three at most, but it feels ominous and purposeful.

Shower steam billows out into the darkness as I stare into the reflection in the bathroom mirror, salivating over his rippling muscles. His vivid tattoos. The deep V from his abdomen to his hips.

A God’s body.

My step-brother’s body.

Holy heck-balls.

I should walk away.

I make the sign of the cross over my chest even though I can’t remember the last time I went to church, and we are Baptist. That doesn’t seem to matter, I feel the need to protect myself from impending sin.

I have to walk away, for all that is good and holy. But I can’t. I can’t take my eyes off him. The brain/body/vagina connection here is strong. It’s holding me in its clenching force field. Because I have never wanted anything the way I want him. Right. Now.

I’ve never loved anybody the way I love him, either.

The practical, reasonable parts of me say, I shouldn’t. I can’t.

But my pulsing Polly Pocket down low says, You should. You can.

The clear glass door hides nothing. He is all carved angles, and muscles, and nakedness. His hard masculine body stutters my breath. Looking at him gathers a heavy knot of tension low in my belly and between my legs. He runs his hands over his hair, down his chest, soaping every hard, broad surface, until one hand takes a trip downtown.

I stifle my gasp, squeezing my inner muscles as the flutter in my core threatens to explode.

Oh, Lord, so many sins to be forgiven…why now? Why tonight?

Tomorrow he deploys, so today has been full of heartbreaking lasts.

Our last morning jog. Well, he jogged, I rode my bike. Our last round of mini golf together. Our last trip to the grocery. My last afternoon watching him sketching in the lawn chair out back, wishing I had an ounce of his talent for artwork. Our last dinner, with all his favorites. Mom’s spaghetti and meatballs. Caesar salad. Black forest cake. And a side of mashed potatoes, too. Extra butter.

All through today, my parents have vacillated between crying and bursting with pride. My mom laugh-crying half the time, my dad so choked up he couldn’t speak. As for me, I’ve been in a daze. Because Trent is my rock. Always has been. Always will be.

Unless he doesn’t come home.

I know, in my heart, that is a real possibility. He is an elite long-range sniper for the SEALS. Hugely important, incredibly dangerous. And, as I discovered late last night, scrolling through Reddit, also a very fancy way to say dead man walking.

Today, none of us addressed that. We couldn’t. But it weighed heavily in the small, cheerful kitchen. At the dining room table. Ricocheting around the living room that’s a near copy of the one on that Archie Bunker show. An inescapable cliff of grief on the horizon.

Trent and I stayed up hours after Mom and Dad went to their room, finishing the dishes, trying to hold on to every last moment we have together. A day of lasts.

But tonight, I noticed a first. Tonight he was looking at me, watching me, in a way I’ve never noticed before. I saw it in the reflection of the window above the sink, out of the corner of my eye when I bent over to pick up a dropped fork. But every time I glanced back, his eyes would dart away.

We said goodnight a little before midnight. He opened his arms for a hug and I fell into his embrace. “Love you, Kitty Kat,” he said, like always.

I managed an, “I love you, too,” through a half-strangled sob.

Walking to my room, I focused on the way the rust-colored shag carpet felt under my feet, the way the A/C window unit hissed—anything to distract me from that hard knot in my stomach. I tossed myself face down on my bed, kicking at nothing, tears stinging my eyes, thinking of all that awaited him. So much danger. So much risk.

Had I said all I needed to say, if I never got to see him again?

Not even close.

So I pushed myself up and out of my tantrum, my heart full of things left unsaid. How I’d miss him, and how I’d pray for him every night. How I wouldn’t be the person I am without him, so he better come back safe.

I forced my knuckles against the bedroom door in three soft raps, expecting the familiar, ‘Yah, come in.’ But instead I heard nothing. Except the sound of the water running in the bathroom down the hall.

Turning, that’s when I saw it—the bathroom door, standing open several inches.


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