After a lifetime of torture from a man set out to destroy her, Andie finally finds herself surviving on her own free of his grasp despite her past still haunting her dreams.
Laith had his own demons to fight, but now he’s thriving in Chicago as the owner of City Ink Tattoos.
When Andie and Laith meet their worlds shift as they find strength in each other. Will they be able to build with the pieces of their hearts they have left, or will their love crumble and fall leaving them both completely shattered?
**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.*
“Everyone I have ever loved has left me. Intentional or not, they’ve left me alone and broken. You were so beautiful when I found you on the bench. It was the sounds of your heart breaking into a thousand pieces which drew me to you, and then you looked up at me. My heart stopped, my breath became yours, and at that exact moment, I knew I would never be able to get enough of you.” Cradling me to his chest, his fingers brush through my long messy locks. “Please, don’t go. I need you just as much as you need me. I know you feel this, whatever this is between us. You look so frightened, but when I touch you I can see your body accept me. I calm you, and you do the same for me.”
“Nothing anyone can say or do will change how I feel about you. I’m a broken man, Andie. For once in my life, I feel whole. I feel when I’m with you, I’m not just existing. I have a purpose, a reason for still being here on this earth when everyone else has left me, and it’s you. I love you.” “Laith.” His name falls from my lips in a soft whisper. Never in my life did I ever picture being with someone, not like this. “I don’t deserve you.” “That’s bullshit and you know it. Now, tell me what you keep thinking. Tell me what you’ve said under your breath. Tell me the thoughts I’ve heard slip from your lips.” “I love you. I love you so fucking much and it’s scaring the shit out of me. I don’t know what to do, what to say, or how to breathe. I’m lost and I feel weak, but I’m not those things. I’m not weak. I don’t need people to save me, I take care of myself, and I don’t how to do any of this.” Tears fall from my eyes, sliding down my cheeks, and land on the sheets beneath my head. “You’re far from weak. You’re fucking incredible, and I’m lost in you.” His lips collide with mine, all the while my heart slams in my chest as if it might explode.
Indie-Award Winning Author Amber Lacie is about all things books, glitter, and shenanigans. Never without a book or caffeinated goodness, she’s managed a husband that worships at her alter and two awesome kiddos, all while pumping out tales of love and suspense. Growing up in Chicagoland, she’s seen the nitty, and knows the gritty. As for love and home, that landed her in Beverly Shores, Indiana where she dreams up adventures for her characters so that you the reader can explore new bends in the road. Buckle up.