Once upon a time we were supposed to be together. He was the mysterious outsider, and I fell in love with him.
He wasn’t a jock, he wasn’t the most popular guy in school, but he saw me for who I really was — for who I really am.
But we never got a chance to explore our love. He ran away from home, and didn’t even say goodbye.
And he was gone for six years.
Six years I spent wondering where he was, whether he was okay, whether I’d ever see him again.
There was nothing left to do but move on, but Joey was the monkey wrench that was thrown into my life, and I could never forget.
I got a boyfriend, Ian, and he’s ready to propose, but I’m not sure I want him to…
I have a job at a local bar, but I put my dreams of painting and travel aside…
I did my best to put Joey out of my mind…
I was about to get my perfect life.
Then Joey showed up, older, sexy as hell, and hiding a dark secret.
And I realized I didn’t want perfect. I wanted him.