My past defined my present after my world crumpled. Left with crippling grief.

I’m broken, flawed and guarded.

I now lived by stringent rules:

Guard your mind.

Avoid crowds.

Shun love.


Until she walked into my life.


It’s the haunted eyes.

The sultry voice.

The sweetness under her armor


Everything about her captivates me. I can’t resist her, even when there’s also something dark underneath her beautiful eyes.


She’s the one person who makes me want to push my mental boundaries.


I thought I couldn’t let anyone this close, but is it worth taking the risk?