From the moment I saw her, I wanted her in my bed.
I should've stopped there.
Everly Hall burst into my complicated life and changed it forever. I'm a fighter, but I had no defense against this beautiful, stubborn woman.
Now, I stand to lose everything I have, everything I am. My secrets are dangerous, and put more lives at stake than my own. I intended to tell her in time, but my time is up.
Everything rests on Everly.
"I can't be your friend, Everly."
Her gaze falls to the sofa cushions and she nods. "I understand."
"I don't fuck my friends and I sure as hell don't fall in love with them."
The shock reflected on her face when I scoop her into my lap almost makes me laugh.
"You're mine, Evie. Mine to love and protect. The sooner you accept that, the better."