It’s been nearly six years since Taelyn Brooks escaped from the clutches of a real life nightmare. She’s an independent, self-made business woman who happens to own a chain of the most elite salon and spa hotspots spread all over New York City – all before the age of thirty. From the outside looking in, she has everything: a successful business, great friends, and a penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park; but on the inside, she’s a mess. She has no family, no sense of her self-worth, she trusts no one, and her strength to overcome these hurdles has dwindled. Instead of facing her troubles head on, she shuts everyone out. . .especially men. She’s too busy trying to stay locked inside herself.
Vincent McKay is a young, determined NYPD officer working hard to uncover a sex trafficking ring. On a rare night off – more like a forced vacation – he goes out with friends and meets a beautiful, enigmatic woman who instantly draws him in. After being brushed off, he’s more determined than ever to win her over. He works hard to find out what drives her, why she’s so set on writing him off, and why she seems to fear any personal connection with anyone. What he gets is more than he could have bargained for.
Will Vince be able to get her to trust him? Will Taelyn finally drop some defenses and let him in? Is there a chance for a happily ever after amongst the darkness of her past?
Or will that very past drag her down once again, taking everyone she cares about with her?