Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment.
I tried to keep others at arm's length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone.
If I hadn't been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn't have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin—refusing to let go. Making me want things I don't deserve.
She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she's near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is the one thing I'm convinced I'll destroy if I ever let her close.
I'm a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn't stop me from craving her with every single breath in my body.
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Throughout this series I couldn’t wait to read Maddox and Emmy’s story and I was not disappointed. I feel so bad for both of them and the way they were raised. They both had such terrible families. Maddox took what was drummed into his head and internalized it. He believed that there was nothing good inside of him. Emmy took what was done to her and was determined that it would not rule her life. Both broken in their own way but choosing to go about life very differently. I’m so glad these two found their way to each other finally. There is another great epilogue here that gives us a glimpse into the future, and the second generation. I’m off to start the Hope Town series and to read about all the Corps Security children.