In the threeyears after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has beenalone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goesthrough the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to startcollege and begin the next step in her pre-destined life.
But her exile is dramatically cut short by theentrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core,achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feelagain.
As much as he wishes it were different, fate hasnot brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it.
Brax has to keepher safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurther.
Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Braxwants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting closeto her, he begins to live a lie.
Unable to resistthe pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and lovingheart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’sboyfriend and keeping her safe begins.
Full of twists and turns, danger and revelationsthat no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.
And BJ has also graciously provided us with a teaser!
Brax and I decided to spend the day apart so that I couldconcentrate on a paper that’s due, because we struggle to get anything donewhen we’re together. After finally finishing the paper, I send him a text tosee if he wants to come over tonight.
Elle: Wanna comeover tonight? I’m all finished now
Brax: Of course darlin,I’ll grab some food and head over in about half an hour.
Smiling at his immediate reply, I decide it’s time totease him a bit.
Elise: I’m sureyou can think of ways to build up an appetite when you get here…
Brax: Dammitwoman, how am I supposed to concentrate now!
Elise: As longas you’re focused when you get here, I’m not worried 😉
Now, I know I’m being brazen, but after the morningwake-up call Brax gave me a few days ago, I can’t wait to be with him again.
I sent that text over an hour ago and now I’m gettingnervous. I’ve been on edge all day anyway because I’ve decided that tonight isthe night. I’m going to tell him about my past, all of it, warts and all. Idon’t want to hide my darkness from him any longer, and although I don’t havenightmares when I’m with Brax, there are still a lot of those times. I want himto see my dark side, so I can be sure he is the one to show me the light.
Another hour passes with no sign of Brax. I text himto check that he’s still coming over. After still not getting a reply from him,I realize it has now been over three hours since he said he’d be here. Now I’mreally starting to worry. This is really unlike him, usually if he’s runninglate he’d let me know.
I’m about to give up and head to bed when I hear aknock at the door followed by a loud thump against the wall outside. I rushover and look through the peep hole, but I can’t see anyone on the other side.I decide to open the door since I’m in a secure building, surely it can’t betoo bad.
I open the door,my high-pitched scream echoing through the night at what I see.
To Find BJ: