I was damaged. Broken. I had given up on men. When I stumbled upon a sleek Jaguar and a man beneath its hood, I was drawn to him instantly.
He was electric. He was undeniably attractive. But worst of all? He wanted me. I knew I was in trouble. But somehow, I trusted him.
“Breathe, Aria. Christ, please, just breathe for me.” Gavin came into my life like a hurricane, turning my world on its head. I didn’t want to fall for him, but it was inevitable. From the moment we met, he claimed my heart. I knew he would do whatever it took to protect it.
When the shadows I fought so hard to escape threatened to tear us apart, could the love we had found be enough to persevere… or would our fight be in vain?
“I’m going to give you the world, beautiful. This is only the beginning.”
He was my everything. My every day and my every night. My every dream and my every hope.
And then he was gone. Someone once told me that love knows no boundaries; it goes beyond time, distance or hatred. Could that possibly be true? It wasn’t until five years after the day Lucas walked away from our life that I realized how true that was.
He came barreling back into my reality and I was powerless to stop the love that still festered inside my soul for him. Now that he’s back, I don’t know how I can protect my heart from what he’ll bring. Even after all we’ve lost, can we find the love we once shared?
“I was a fool, Kaelyn. There isn’t a day that’s gone by I haven’t wished I’d stayed with you.”
“We had the forever kind of love. There was nothing I wouldn’t do for him, except let him go.”
Aria never imagined that she would find true happiness and love after living the life she had. She’d felt heartbreak, she’d fallen and feared, and she’d hid from the hell her life had become. But she also fought. She bled. She grew stronger and stood taller as the love of one man, the love of her life, stood beside her. His love had carried her through the worst of times, and the best, and she refused to let him go without a fight.
Gavin Thomas was always the strong one. No matter what happened, he would rise above it and be stronger for the struggles he had faced. The second his beautiful wife walked into his life, everything changed. He became her protector, her lover, her best friend and then, her husband.
Two children, a thousand kisses and a decade later, the love that had sparked between them was as strong as ever, and he thanked his lucky stars every day because of it. But is forever possible for them?