He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
And the future seemed more fragile than ever.
As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield
believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled
with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt
everything he ever believed.
All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy.
easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable
and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.
‘Kiss me and find out how much.’ She went to her toes, her eyes mischief
incarnate as my fingertips trailed up over her shoulder blades.
Walking her backwards to the passenger side and pressing her to
the door of her truck, I wanted to unfasten those tiny hooks at her
nape, and she knew it.
What she didn’t know: I had some torture of my own to impart.
Closing that final inch, I captured her mouth with mine. I traced
her full lips with the tip of my tongue and just barely swept inside as