It's been almost a century since everything changed.
Nearly a century since Francesca lost everyone and everything that night.
Only one person knows, one man saw it all; her sire, her saviour. He pulled her back from death and the brink of insanity.
Only one man truly knows her and Fabian promised he would never reveal the horrors of her past to anyone else.
She's gone decades hiding her true self behind a mask of indifference; her clothes, her makeup like a costume so no one will see the real her.
It's worked all these years until him…….
Lucas is the young man turned vampire by accident two years ago. He is the vampire with a heart and soul. He's also an empath. He can feel what others are feeling……..
Something about him triggers flashbacks to Francesca's past and her sleep is plagued by horrific nightmares.
Her screams wake Lucas and he comes to her, soothing and comforting her. The trouble is Francesca doesn't want his comfort, she doesn't want anyone. Anyone she's ever cared about has been lost to her.
She uses Lucas to help her forget. Sex has always been her coping mechanism. Use them for sex and move on, but something about Lucas keeps drawing her back to him.
The sex is explosive, passionate and intense. The sex helps her forget her past, until afterwards when her resentment towards him makes her turn on him; punishing him physically and with cruel words. He makes her feel and she doesn't want to feel. She doesn't want to remember. She doesn't want to feel anything for this man who has been the catalyst for those painful memories to resurface.
It's unhealthy and dangerous, until one night something happens that changes everything. Francesca's past collides with her present and her already fragile state of mind is tested further.
Will it destroy them now everything has changed?