I could tell this girl was lost.
She was also scared and alone. This life was going to destroy her… If I let it.

She refuses my help and protection until she realizes the audition she's attending isn't an audition at all.

It's an auction. And she's about to be sold to the highest bidder.

I've got the money to buy her, but better than that, I've got the power to save her.
She was off limits. Too young. The boss’s daughter.

I knew it all along, but it didn’t change the absolute possession I felt when it came to her… nothing would change how I felt about her.

So I did what I had to; I waited until the time was right to make her mine only to find out there is one thing that could ruin it all. 

I wasn’t a rookie, but I made a mistake because I was selfish, impulsive, and headstrong.

I was also in love.

My desire for her overwhelmed me. Consumed me. Distracted me.

To protect her, I stood motionless as my partner pried her from the security of my arms. I watched as she fought his hold. I even listened when she screamed that she hated me.

For years I’ve been patient, I’ve been smart, and I’ve gone by the book. But now… it’s finally over.

It’s time to get my girl back.

Saving her life is more important than continuing to wreck his. 

Erik: Angels go to heaven and sinners go to hell. If it weren’t for me, they’d still be alive, so I’m going to burn. Until then, I pay for my mistakes and endure the pain. But when she crashes into my world, I get lost in her eyes and see a future I’d given up on looking back at me.

Polly: I learned the hard way how vindictive some men really can be. I’ve fought my whole life for stability and control, and I refuse to give them up ever again. But then I run into him in the most clichéd way possible. It shouldn’t have meant anything, but in his arms, I’ve felt safer than I ever have in my life.

A friendship they didn’t need turns into a love neither thought they wanted.

Vaughn: I spend my days permanently marking people’s skin and my nights trying to forget the scars embedded in my soul. No longer a defenseless teenager, I return home, never expecting to fall for a woman who is just as complicated as I am. 

Rayne: When I was too young to know better, I made a promise to a man who didn’t deserve my loyalty. Nobody has made me question that decision, until him. His pain is well hidden beneath his cocky exterior and dark, mysterious eyes. But in order to heal him, I have to face the brutal reality I’ve been trying to deny. 

When her life is threatened, keeping her safe is the most important job he’ll ever have.

Smith: When my old partner calls in a favor, I agree to keep an eye on his baby sister while she’s in town. I owe him my life, so keeping her safe is the least I can do. But once I see her, I find I want to do way more than just protect her.

Mellie: I’ve been living in fear, but I’m content with my secluded lifestyle and my cat… at least, that’s what I tell myself. So when a grandfather I’ve never met leaves me an abandoned house, I have no choice. I set out on a journey I never wanted to take and meet a man determined to tear down the walls around my heart, all while shielding me from danger.

He was there when I needed him.
He showed up like some kind of hero and saved me.
I wanted him to stay, I wanted to get to know him... I wanted him.
But he always left without a word.
The last time I saw him, he was in the backseat of a police car for a murder that I committed.

She looks at me like I'm special.
She thinks I have something to offer her, but she's wrong.
I don't have anything more than street cred and my fists.
But for her, I'll take the fall.

Even though I don't deserve her, I'll sacrifice it all to make sure she can breathe easy, even if I suffocate in the process.

My hot new tenant isn't the kind of woman I normally go for. At all. 

She's a single mom and even I'm smart enough to know there will only complications getting involved with her, no matter how good she might be for me. 

But when her past comes back into her life and threatens them, I'm forced to face my own demons in order to keep them safe. 

Declan: After years of risking my life to save others, I’ve moved back home to raise my daughter around family. I tried to prepare myself for how I would react when I saw the woman I left behind, but I never anticipated how hard it would be to remain unaffected.

Amie: I didn’t want him to give up his dreams because of me, so I did what I had to do to make him leave. I already ruined him once, so when I discover he’s back in town, I try to keep my distance and hide the bruises. I should have known better, because the boy I fell in love with is now a man, and he’s back with a vengeance.

Nik: I’ve played my part well and kept the truth hidden. But when the beautiful new bartender figures out who I really am, I refuse to back down from something I know we both want.

Lisa: He has the power to destroy me, so I tell him I don’t remember what we had. But the chemistry between us is undeniable, no matter how much I try to forget it.

Pierce: I went to Vegas to clear my head, but I ended up finding something I didn’t even know I was missing. I found her. Then she vanishes without an explanation, and I’m forced to return home where I live with the memory of a woman I’ll never forget.

Ruby: Being the daughter of one of the most influential men in Las Vegas comes with a price. I thought I was almost free only to find out my personal hell is far from over. When it’s finally safe, I risk it all to find him, but discover our lives are entwined more than I could have ever imagined.

Liam: All I want… the only thing I have ever wanted is to get home to her. I just have to finish my tour with the band before we can start our life together. But when the darkness I’ve been hiding from her comes to light, I have no choice but to let her go.

Meara: We were friends before we could walk, in love since we could drive, and planning our future since high school. I would wait for him forever because I know he’ll always be mine. But when the life I’ve waited for is finally in my grasp, I discover something that will destroy my fairy-tale ending.

Brandon: When I made a stop at a shady motel, I never expected to find the girl who got away. She was my best friend and the woman who was supposed to be mine. Now that I have her back, I’ll find out the truth and remind her where she belongs.

Mary: When I ran away at eighteen, I had a good reason. The people I loved were in danger, and I had to stay away to keep them safe. I’ve lived with the guilt and accepted my fate. But he finally found me, and now he’s asking questions I don’t want to answer.

Travis: It only took one summer with her to know she was it for me. But just when I thought I finally had something real, she shattered everything I believed and left without looking back.

Charlotte: I knew I’d see him when I went home. I was planning on it. But years ago, I told a lie, and I’m afraid some mistakes can’t be forgiven. Now I’m back, but I’m not the same girl he used to know.