Four years ago, Scotty was the center of every one of my fantasies. He was funny, kind, and eleven years older than me–a protector. But one ill-timed confession and he vanished from my life without so much as a goodbye.
Now I am called to testify against the men who kidnapped me and the gorgeous, infuriating man I tried so hard to forget is assigned to protect me. I want answers and he refuses to give them.
But as much as he claims to hate me too, I see the way his eyes linger on my skin. How his hands itch to reach out. He understands me in a way I’ve never let another man get close enough to know. My scars, physical and emotional, are a constant reminder of the girl I used to be.
A girl I try to forget.
As we travel across the country, the tension and simmering heat becomes unbearable. He’s pushing me outside my comfort zone while I’m desperately searching for control––until I realize Scott is more than willing to give it to me.
Once this is over, I know he’ll disappear again. But for now, he’s surrendering his control, and I’m going to take it.
After the events that changed her life Gemma has emerged stronger and more resilient. Four years later the time has now come for her to not only face the men who were responsible but the man she never wanted to see again after he stole her heart and left with no further contact.
Scott is a US Marshall who made the only choice he thought he could four years ago and that was to protect Gemma from everything and that included himself. Now that he has been assigned to bring her back to participate in the trial against those who wronged her he knows that he isn’t about to walk away a second time.
Scott is swoony as he knows exactly what Gemma needs even before she does while Gemma shows us the woman she was destined to be before her life got derailed. The chemistry between radiates off the pages but it is the way that they truly understand each other that makes their relationship so special.
Lena Hendrix is a contemporary romance author living in the Midwest. Her love for romance stared with sneaking racy Harlequin paperbacks and now she writes her own hot-as-sin small town romance novels. Lena has a soft spot for strong alphas with marshmallow insides, heroines who clap back, and sizzling tension. Her novels pack in small town heart with a whole lotta heat.
When she’s not writing or devouring new novels, you can find her hiking, camping, fishing, and sipping a spicy margarita!
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