Lukas was my best friend, the first kid to greet me when I moved from NYC to Vermont.
We never got past friendship, but when he disappeared shortly after his mother’s tragic death in a fire, I always wondered if we could have been more.
Back in New York City, working the beat, I got the wind knocked out of my sails—and found out what happened to the boy I’d known.
Even when we tell ourselves it’s just catching up between friends, I can’t deny that Lukas feels like home, even more than the place I grew up.
But I can’t be the carefree girl I once was.
I can’t trust myself to know what I want, or how to get it anymore.
I can’t trust anyone, even my grandmother, to understand my scars.
What happened to me as a cop haunts me, makes me question whether I chose the right career—but when a crime spree starts in my hometown, I can’t help but jump in.
And when Lukas shows me his scars, I know he can handle mine.
With a career with the NYPD beckoning me back to the city, and obligations pulling me back home, how can I know whether things with Lukas can even work, no matter how much we care about each other?
Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, piles of sexy secrets, steamy twists and turns on the way to guaranteed happily-ever-after. Intended for mature audiences.