Alexis Woods’ violent and unpredictable brother has spent his life making sure she remained untouched by other men.
But when his reckless actions ensure her imminent death, her only lifelong friend must expose his deepest secret to save her.
It’s a secret that could put more than just the two of them in mortal danger and turn both their worlds into a living hell.
Alexis and Anson Williams have been friends since childhood. For most of her adult life, she’s hungered for more from their relationship, although the right time never seemed to come.
Now, two years after Alexis’s sociopathic criminal brother, Marlon, left their hometown for good, Alexis feels she might be able to defeat the physical and psychological trauma her brother rooted in her and finally move forward with her life.
But before she can, two menacing strangers visit her at work, asking questions about Marlon.
Alexis calls her brother to warn him to stay away as his life may be in danger. But instead of staying away, Marlon lets Alexis know he’ll be coming home immediately. The opposite of what she’s always wanted.
As Marlon begins his trek back home, Alexis tries to forget him, the inner conflict he’s manufactured for her, and finally explore her lifetime friendship with Anson to its fullest.
But the men who are there for Marlon are also there for her. Shortly after an attempt is made on her life, Alexis goes missing. Shortly after that, Alexis’s body is found buried in the front yard of Anson’s family home.
But Anson is nowhere to be found when Marlon and a mysterious female companion arrive, and Alexis, to everyone’s amazement, isn’t quite dead yet.
The mystery that lurks in Alexis and Marlon’s hometown may be one that only Anson holds the key to unlocking so he and Alexis can find their true home.
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