She’s the girl I never forgot…A blast from the past…And she’s about to blow up everything I ever cared about. I never asked to be the second son. The good, humble, dependable one. In other words, the schmuck left at home to work two jobs while my brother studies abroad. I finally get to take a much-deserved vacation. Rest, relaxation… until she walks back into my life. Now my family is caught in a dangerous dance, and it’s time to focus, support my kin and protect those I love … including her.
Mischievous. Fiery. Seductive. A single instant gazing into her deep jade eyes is enough to trap me like a fire breathing beast in a snare. I want her, but there is a secret I am forbidden to tell her. Love cannot be built on lies.
But Vivian has a secret mission. One that doubles as a ticking time bomb, at least for my family. I should tell her the truth. I should walk away. Instead I find myself caught in a web of lust and lies that have me making one disastrous choice after another.
But life is short, and even the deadliest bombs can be diffused. Right?
Note: This is a standalone story.