I knew falling in love with him was bad for us both, but I did it anyway.
For a brief moment, we had it all. Even though he was leaving to join the Marines, and I had four years of college ahead of me, he was everything I ever wanted and didn't think I deserved.
But real life has a way of dashing dreams - and that happy future we envisioned together? It disappeared at the hands of a monster.
Ten years have passed and I'm not the same naïve girl that believed in happily-ever-afters. When unforseen events drew me back to our hometown and I find myself caring for my two teenage brothers, the last thing on my mind should be reconnecting with the hottie-turned-hero who I loved at seventeen.
As the past begins to repeat itself and old threats resurface, I'll have to trust him with the secrets that tore us apart, if I want a second chance at his heart.
©2015 Nicole Blanchard (P)2017 Nicole Blanchard