Two years later, Calida Jokobi has constructed her life with two goals in mind: to keep the remaining pieces of her heart safe and her deepest secrets buried. However, pretending you’re fine only works if no one challenges the lie.
One man puts it all at risk.
Malcolm has been her friend. Her first crush. And her first kiss. Now he wants to be the man to prove that past decisions don’t make her unworthy of love.
The closer he gets, the more her façade begins to crumble, leaving the truths she’s worked to hide vulnerable to exposure. With the life and happiness she’s dreamed of in reach, can Calida let down her defenses and trust not only Malcolm, but also herself?
**The story is about recovery from an abusive relationship and does contain mentions on past events that could be sensitive for some readers.**
Meka James is a writer of adult contemporary and erotic romance. A born and raised Georgia Peach, she still resides in the southern state with her hubby of 16 years and counting. Mom to four kids of the two legged variety, she also has four fur-babies of the canine variety. Leo the turtle and Spade the snake rounds out her wacky household. When not writing or reading, Meka can be found playing The Sims 3, sometimes Sims 4, and making up fun stories to go with the pixelated people whose world she controls.