Five years ago, Jax Townsend saved me from a fate worse than death. I was sold by a man who claimed to love me, then tortured and enslaved by another. Both told me they loved me, only to show me cruelty. That’s why I decided if that was love, then I wanted no part in it. I work for Marron House Security now. Hired by the man who shot a Sheikh to save me. The same man that haunts my dreams with the promise of a happily ever after. I hide the old me behind my crazy hair color and outfits, but Jax sees through it all. He sees the broken pieces of me, and it scares me more than when that dagger entered my belly. Because for all he sees, I see more. I see his desire for me, and it heats my blood with untold need. I hide my body’s reaction to his innocent touches and deep voice that I crave to hear say my name in the throes of passion. I’ve never desired a man the way I desire Jax Townsend, but to finally allow myself to embrace this passion, is to allow him a piece of my heart. And I just can’t do that.
She carved her name into my heart the moment our eyes locked that horrific night on that yacht belonging to a prince. I killed for her but asked for nothing. I knew she couldn’t reciprocate my feelings, so I left her in the hands of my best friend’s mother and went back to fight another battle. Five years later, I’m co-founder of Marron House Security. I’ve hired Gerry as our office manager, and her constant presence has been like a fine whiskey. She leaves a warm feeling in my chest and has me drunk on her beauty. Her blue hair and puffy dresses have me fantasizing about all sorts of naughty, after-hours escapades. Her eyes have me wanting to see how they darken when she climaxes and how her ruby lips open with sweet moans. Her skin calls to my lips to worship it, and her voice is a siren calling me to crash against the jagged rocks. I want Gerry. Body, soul, but above all else…heart. And that’s the shit of it all. Because Gerry doesn’t believe love comes without cruelty, and I’m not sure I’m enough to prove her wrong.