“I need a favor…”
Famous last words.
When Spencer was asked to check on a friend of a friend, he thought it was no big deal. Simple. A good excuse to take a nice long drive and burn up some of the free time he’d been forcibly handed.
But when he walked into Talia’s apartment and looked into her devastated eyes… simple went right out the window.
Despite two years of staunchly avoiding women, he was overwhelmed by the compulsion to help her — know her, avenge her, protect her.
All Talia wanted was to hide away and ignore the unwelcome, looming presence of a past she’d thought she left behind. She wanted to wallow, to drink, to slip into oblivion.
But a knock at her door changed all that.
She found herself wanting to let Spencer in — into her apartment, inside her head.
Into her heart.
And how selfish did that make her?
She knew from the start that she couldn’t be what he needed, couldn’t give him the life he deserved, but she couldn’t help herself.
So did he.
And now her past may cost them their future.