I promised myself to never come back. Yet here I was, stuck in the hometown I'd run away from, sick with worry, and faced with the temptation of the most handsome stranger I'd ever met.
Fate had either the very best or very worst timing.
Still, I tried not to question it.
How could I when it put Eric Anderson in my path?
He was like my knight in shining armour. Trustworthy, steadfast, and sexy as hell. When he found me crying in a hospital stairwell, he'd been more than willing to save the day.
But the only rescuing I needed was from myself. As a single mom with a bad habit of running from my troubles, and an even worse habit of lying about it, I was a mess.
And Eric was already carrying a heavy burden on his broad shoulders—the absolute last thing he needed was me.
He got me anyway.
Oh, how he got me. Any and every which way he wanted.
When our undeniable chemistry finally boiled over, we called it a temporary distraction. A momentary reprieve. An agreement to escape from the ugly truths of our lives, and to just live in the moment.
Somehow, what was meant as a distraction turned into something more. Something real.
Now, I had a choice to make. Follow my instincts and run from the things of my past. Or leave fear behind for good, and find a new future with Eric.
One thing would hurt me…But the other? Well, the other might just break me.