Release Date: June 20, 2019
Iâ€™m still here.
After three years, that reminder isnâ€™t as necessary. But everyone has their bad days. This is definitely one of them.
Until an adorable little boy dashes into my store.
His zest for life makes me smile in a way thatâ€™s been long lost.
Then I meet his father.
Well, confront is more like it.
Brance Stone is volatile.
And canâ€™t be bothered to care.
Not that I want him to.
I get frostbite just looking into Branceâ€™s glacial stare. But thereâ€™s something undeniable about him.
My misery suddenly craves company. The suffocating numbness lifts whenever Brance is near. That alone should have me running in the opposite direction. Try as I might, thereâ€™s no avoiding him. If only I could understand why. As if heâ€™d let me.
I donâ€™t ask. He doesnâ€™t tell. A silent, bitter truce settles between us.
That was our first mistake.
Itâ€™s certainly not the last.