A foul-mouthed photographer with trust issues and sky-high defenses—that’s all I was supposed to be to him. After all, what could a man like him want with a woman who’s spent her life doing everything—and anything—to keep her baby brother safe from the clutches of a crooked foster care system?
Despite his ridiculously naïve outlook and articulate vocabulary, Noah Staton has done the unimaginable. He’s cracked the foundation I built those walls around, making it difficult to keep my demons at bay.
But he’s too innocent to be a part of the life I’ve been forced to lead.
At least, that’s what I thought.
The closer I get to Noah, the more suffocating those demons become, refusing to loosen their grip and putting everything that matters at stake. Noah becomes my salvation. And I realize that the life I didn’t ask for—the life I didn’t want—is more fragile than I ever expected…
It’s also worth fighting for.