[Siren Classic BDSM: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Small Town, BDSM, MF, HEA] Tara Mann lost everything in the blink of an eye. Now she has to find the strength to deal with the pain and get on with her life without destroying herself first. She thought she was doing fine until she meets Tristan Parker. A grumpy, battle-scarred military man. Things quickly grow heated between them, but she fights it. She’d hidden behind a wall of refuge for over two years, and it will take all her courage to break away. Tristan is trying to find his place in the civilian world for the first time in twenty years. When he meets Tara, he can’t believe the immediate attraction he feels for her, and he wants to make her his own. It seems his life is where he wants it: a great job and house and a beautiful woman to share it with. Everything’s going well until an obstacle is thrown in their path that might just destroy his world.