We would never forget each other.
It’s been fifteen years since tragedy ripped us apart.
We were just teens, but I never got to tell her I love her.
Now I’m out of the Navy and back in town, and Khloe doesn’t want to see me.
Seconds after we see each other…
I feel the same hot rush of longing she always gave me.
I want her.
But there are secrets in the way.
I’m not the boy I was. I’m a man with demons of my own.
The fears and nightmares that chased me even after I left the Marines.
She’s still hurt that I left years ago.
There’s no room in her life for me now.
This attraction won’t be ignored.
Her lush mouth, the way she touches me that makes all the bad things run for the shadows.
But my secrets, my past, and the demons I carry threaten to scare her off.
I don’t know if she can face it.
I do know I can’t stand to lose her again.
Not when I’d do anything to keep her.