Crew was my best friend. My childhood sweetheart. The man I wanted to grow old with, but he had other plans.
He left when I needed him most. Leaving me broken and scrambling to pick up the pieces while he moved on.
Now years later our paths have crossed again. He's on the university's basketball team, on the path to going pro and I'm held together by duct tape and those little white pills my boyfriend loves to feed me.
They hide the pain and keep my secret. The secret I can't ever tell Crew no matter how much he tries to insert himself back into my life.
But I can't deny the pull, the lingering bond between us. I'm tethered to him whether I want to be or not and it's getting harder to fight with every secret phone call, every whispered word, and forbidden kiss.
I'm on the verge of breaking and I don't know who will save me this time.
**This book does contain content that some readers may find triggering. A full list of triggers can be found linked at the beginning of the book.
This is a really good story. Chloe has a past she buries under drugs to get through the day, helped along by her boyfriend Hunter and dealer Ice. Ice is a surprisingly decent guy to her overall. Crew has been cut off from Chloe for years, since he broke up with her, even though he tried to get her back. The broken girl he sees now is not the same one he grew up with, but he wants this Chloe too. Very sad in places. Well-written. Now I want to read all of the other books in the series.
I received a free copy of this book.