I have a secret.
One that will get the man I’ve been crushing on for years killed if my father ever finds out.
My sister says he’s a stalker—how else could he know exactly when I’m in trouble and come to rescue me?
I don’t care. He’s saved me over and over again, so I know he doesn’t want to harm me. And every time I get so much as a glimpse of him, my heart becomes even more his.
Everyone who hears my name instantly thinks I’m a monster.
They don’t know the real me. The one who hated the men who tried to make me just as evil as them.
All I wanted was to burn their empire to the ground.
Until I saw her.
My precious one.
Her family thinks I wanted to hurt her when all I want is to protect her.
The scars of my past aren’t pretty. They shroud me like a dark cloak, making me feel like the devil I’ve been cast as. It would taint her sweetness if I let them touch her.
But when she disappears on me, I can’t hold back any longer.