He was supposed to be my last hurrah. A handsome stranger to get lost in before I started working for the man who’d always controlled my life.
No feelings. No attachments. Nothing but a few drinks, a spin around the dance floor, and a couple hours of passion.
But a case of mistaken identity ruined all that. Now I couldn’t get rid of him, even if I wanted to, and that put his life on the line.
She was a game changer. One night with her, and everything I thought I wanted was turned on its head.
Convincing her to give me a chance was only the beginning. There were bigger things at play, some so dangerous it threatened our lives.
But I was determined to make it work. To have her in my life. The only problem was, someone else was dead set on cutting our time together short.
I hated him from the moment I first saw him.
Those bright blue eyes brought reminders of my biggest regret, my greatest loss, the thing that tortured me and had me struggling for control.
Each time I pushed him, he pushed back. Each time he touched me, something in me broke.
He would be the death of me, but I couldn’t stop.
Her brothers brought me into their family. Gave me the one thing I needed more than anything else. Then they asked me to do something I wasn’t sure I could.
Take care of her.
She was trouble wrapped up in a gorgeous package, but I wanted to wrap her in my arms. Soothe her worries, calm her fears, show her what it felt like to let go.
The fire between us ignited. But as the walls burned down around me, I’d be forced to choose between the life I’d always known, and the love of my life.
Fell the moment we met.
Lived in a fantasy world where our bodies became one and nothing else existed.
But when reality intruded, that world came crashing down.
Life beyond the walls I’d sequestered myself behind summoned me, and I knew things would change.
There were things I hadn’t told him. Things that would change the way he looked at me. But as the truth came out, my world went to war against my greatest enemy, and it was his secrets that put everything that mattered most at risk.
The question was, would we both make it through unscathed, or would one of us have to make the ultimate sacrifice?
I was the hitman hired to take her out.
When the contract hit my phone, I thought it was fate. The broken, frightened girl who got away. The one who lied about who she was and disappeared without a trace.
Now I had a second chance. There was no doubt I’d do everything to keep her safe, both from my family and the man who wanted her life.
As secrets were revealed, lives were put at risk. But life had taught me there was no running from death.
It might have been fate that brought us together, but it was her past that would tear us apart.
But I noticed.
From the moment we met, he was the only thing I saw.
His moonlit gaze. The anger rippling under his skin. The turmoil dancing in the dark depths of his mind.
They said I was innocent and pure. That I needed to be hidden away and protected from the world.
Only I knew the truth.
I was stronger than they gave me credit for. And the brutal killer who showed no mercy melted under my touch.
Our pasts collided, vicious and cruel. And when mine came to collect, it wasn’t just my life on the line.
It was his, too.