Love means loss.
Alana Jacobs knows that better than anyone. After witnessing an unspeakable act of violence, she is left alone and afraid in a group home in Langley. Then she meets Jackson “Jax” Cade. In each other, they find a purpose in life, an unbreakable bond that will withstand the test of time… until that tie is severed.
Some secrets are never meant to be kept.
Jax is willing to do anything to protect his best friend, no matter the cost. What he doesn’t realize is that Alana is willing to do the same. When the truth comes out, devastation follows. Leaving Alana wasn’t Jax’s decision, but saving her was.
Manipulation and deception go hand in hand.
Paul Randall is the master of exploitation, capable of crawling inside the mind of his victims with ease. He will go to any lengths to get what he wants, and what he wants is Alana Jacobs. Falling in love with your prey is a game changer, but old habits are hard to break.
Happiness always comes at a price.
Hearts will be broken and pain will be inevitable, but losing yourself is irreparable.
The characters in this story overcame horrific neglect and abuse, both mental and physical, and have taken extreme steps to survive during their journey through the darkness into the light.
Due to graphic content and mature subject matter (explicit language, acts of violence, sexual content both consensual and not, drug use, prostitution and sex-trafficking), this book should not be purchased by readers under the age of 18 or the faint of heart.
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About the Author
Kira Johns was born and raised in the southeastern part of the United States. During the day, she works as a Paralegal in the Criminal Defense field, but also has a background in law enforcement and spent many years prior to that tending bar. She is happily married and has two wonderful children, all of who are supportive of her writing.
Kira Johns is a huge supporter of Feathered Friends Forever, a non-profit tropical parrot rescue located in Harlem, GA. She donates a portion of all her sales to the rescue.
When she's not working or writing, she enjoys spending her free time in the great outdoors. The beach, the mountains - it doesn't matter as long as there are sights to be seen, whether on the back of a motorcycle or on a boat. Competition shooting is another of her passions, with the entire family joining in.