All I've ever tried to do is keep the people in my life safe. That's gotten me into hot water more times than I can count. Hell, the last time got me four years behind bars.
So when my favorite barista tells her mom that I'm her boyfriend to stop the woman's endless criticism, I can't stop myself from helping her out. But she's too innocent and I'm too damaged for this to ever be the real deal.
I can't allow myself to touch her, not when making her mine will drag her into my world and drown her in my messed up life. What I really need to do is stay away.
Except every touch and every accidental kiss breaks my control. I want her.
Then I find out her dad is the detective who put me away...and he's trying to take down my family.
I don't blame him. The secrets I'm keeping are big enough to destroy everything.