Trusting others means taking risks, and that’s hard for me to do. I mean, when your mother abandons you as a child, you’re left with scars.
I’m not reckless. I’m not wild. I play by the rules. It’s safer that way. Or so I thought....
Catching my boyfriend cheating on me confirmed every reason I’d kept my heart guarded. But being kissed by a sexy-as-sin stranger in front of him proved how little I was in control.
It was passionate, electric, and it rocked me to my core. He stole my breath but replaced it with anger.
I stormed away without so much as a name exchange. When our paths cross again unexpectedly, he refuses to let me go this time. He inserts himself into my life so much, he becomes hard to ignore. He makes me feel alive and pushes my limits. He’s everything I’m not.
But he’s hiding something. And those secrets threaten to shatter me right along with the trust I’ve started granting him.
I’m a tattoo artist. My life is fast, hard, and exciting. Just the way I like it.
I’m reckless. I’m wild. I’m a rebel. I live life on the edge. My life was a revolving door of fun and women until a jaw-dropping beauty caught her man cheating on her.
All I could think about was making sure he realized his mistake...and rubbing it in his face. I laid a kiss on her to rival all others. But I wasn’t prepared for the kiss to knock me to my knees as she stormed off without giving me her name.
When I run into her again a few weeks later, I’m determined not to let her go.
The more I get to know her, the more I want her. And the more she’s around, the more she realizes I come with secrets. Ones I share with no one. Ever.
Her trust issues won’t allow me to keep things to myself. It’s either bare my secrets or risk losing the only thing that makes me truly happy.