Six years ago, I met a mystery.
Smooth, sexy, and confident, his arms wrapped around me on that cold winter night. A deep, rugged voice embedded itself in my soul. Dark eyes stared deep into mine, begging me to stay.
Six years ago, I ran and didn’t look back.
The memory gives me chills to this day. And as I close my eyes, I imagine him whispering sweet nothings to me. That perfect night together, just one night, is our secret; an unspoken memory two strangers share.
Now, my mystery becomes a reality. One that faces me, head on, and stares with those same dark eyes, speaking with that same deep voice. A mystery I cannot escape, one the shadows won't let me hide from anymore.
Once he finds out my secret, it will shatter his heart.
He should have stayed away.
My best friend is a girl.
I know what you must be thinking…guys and girls can’t be friends. The line is always crossed.
Well, you’re wrong.
Austen and I have been inseparable since we were ten years old. We’ve shared secrets and made memories to last a lifetime.
She knows I would do anything for her. I’d make her laugh, keep her safe, and even wipe away her tears. I’d do whatever it takes to keep that beautiful smile on her gorgeous face.
It’s why I won’t cross the line.
I can’t risk it.
No matter how much I WANT to.