There are times in your life when you know everything has changed, and no matter what you do, you can never go back to who you were before that moment. For me, that moment happened when a former Navy Seal nicknamed ‘Cowboy’ escorted me to the dance floor at my sister’s wedding, then walked away once the song was over. See, I had a big problem. I was seventeen. He was thirty-two. And I loved him. But, I wouldn’t always be seventeen, and one day, Jesse Compton would love me. I’d make sure of it.
I wasn’t seventeen any longer, but I still had a problem—Jesse Compton kept up the pretense he was too old for me. I tried to move on, but he pulled me into his orbit. So, we rode off into the sunset of our happily ever after, right? Wrong. Fate tossed in some wicked plans in the form of a five-foot-five mafia princess and a nightmare from his troubled past, both threatening to destroy us.
She was the most breathtaking girl I’d ever seen. Only I was all wrong for Tinsley Southerland for many reasons. If I wanted to protect her, I had to kill any attraction I possessed. Yeah. My body didn’t get that memo, and a series of reckless decisions put Tin in danger. Now I had to keep my cover and her safe while not losing my heart, my head, or our lives in the process.