His name is Rafaele Vestri, Rafe to his friends.
He's tall, strong, handsome. Distant. He often comes to the coffee shop where I work, but we don't talk much. He looks at me, though. Stares at me, his gaze heated, and I can't help but stare back. I want him, I won't deny it. I've never seen anyone that beautiful, anyone that powerful, in my life.
But he's growing more withdrawn by the day. Something's up, and he won't tell. I know about his past—the murder of his family when he was fifteen. I can imagine how much it must have cost him. So much violence contained in that strong body, waiting to be unleashed. What is he seeking? What is he training so hard for? Why is he looking at me like he's dying to touch me, but won't dare?
Even as I try to stop thinking about him, get interested in other boys, I realize I can't. I'm caught, body and soul, just like that. And I tell myself, Megan, girl… What have you gotten yourself into this time?
Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*
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Rafe is dealing with a lot after witnessing the murder of his entire family when he was 15. Megan is running from a life spent trying to take care of her mother. They have been around each other for a year or so but they don’t really talk. As Rafe becomes more withdrawn, pushing all of his friends away, Megan tries to become interested in anyone new. She doesn’t think Rafe really wants her as he keeps his distance; although that doesn’t stop the inexplicable pull she feels toward him. Will they be able to put their pasts to rest? Will two damaged people be able to heal the breaks in each other? Another great read by Jo Raven.
Loved this whole series. So glad that it's not gonna end tho. These stories kept me on edge, couldn't put them down. Looking forward to more from this author!