Lauren: Everything has fallen apart. Rye McAllister is gone, kidnapped off the island. Bliss just told me things about myself that blew my mind. I know she’s trying to manipulate me. She wants something from me, but I don’t have time to figure out what. The only thing I care about is getting Rye back. I’m terrified that he’s in danger. That I’ll never see him again. Never tell him how much I love him. I don’t know who took him or why. To get him back I’ll have to take the biggest risk of my life. Can I trust myself to be the person Rye needs me to be?
Rye: Unbelievable. I’m being held hostage at an estate in Vermont belonging to someone I thought I knew. I’d find a way out, except for one thing. Threats are being made against Lauren. I can’t allow anything to happen to her. So I’ll go along with these ridiculous demands. I’ll pretend to be engaged to a drug-addled heiress. I’ll bide my time until I find out all the secrets being kept from me. Then the tables will turn and all hell will break loose. I’m a McAllister and no one messes with the woman I love. I just hope to God we both live to see each other again.