When Aria Cole turns eighteen, she wants nothing more than to trade childish balloons and sugary confetti cake for Dirty Martinis and dancing all night. Determined to shed her Perfect Princess image and surround herself with guys who don't know she is the daughter of an overly protective small town Sheriff, Aria decides a fun-filled night in the big city is the answer.
Being assaulted and marked for death is not what Aria envisions.
At twenty-one, former child prodigy Ian Howl finally agrees to work for his uncle at Howl Industries. Independently wealthy, he needs a change from his idle playboy lifestyle and wants a challenge. To celebrate his new position, a lavish party is thrown in his honor.
However, Ian's version of fun didn't include being drugged and mixed up in a murder plot.
A chance meeting brings Aria and Ian together but what they endure links them forever. Ian wants answers and revenge. Aria wants to forget that awful night. But forgetting is not an option when you know too much.
Hunted and terrified, Aria must rely on and trust a stranger with her life. Haunted by guilt, Ian's primary concern is Aria's safety and if he has to unleash hell to achieve it, then so be it. Neither of them could anticipate the events that tie them together but once their mutual passion and power are realized…many lives are forever changed.
Content may be challenging to some readers. Readers discretion is advised. This book is for 18 yrs and older.