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We met Kolan in Nick and Katelyn’s book. He is Katelyn’s brother and a professional fighter. His world was rocked when false accusations were leveled against him. He has been cleared on all accounts but he’s still dealing with the effects of these allegations. He’s minding his own business and has no intentions of getting involved with anyone. He just wants to be left alone.
Sophie is running from her past and the horrific events that caused her entire life to get turned upside down. She has changed her name and wears scarves to cover the marks of her past. She is determined to stay hidden. She’s quiet and stays to herself.
Sophie’s boss, Cooper McKay, tells her about the self defense courses that the guys offer down at the gym. Interested, Sophie shows up one night to ask about private lessons. While the gym doesn’t regularly offer private sessions, Kolan senses that something is up with the beautiful stranger and offers to do lessons with her after hours.
Soon Sophie finds herself being brought into the folds of the little group. She finds herself opening up to Kolan and wishing for things she thought were no longer in the cards for her.
Can Kolan protect Sophie from her past? Can Sophie overcome her past and learn to trust another man?
AMAZING book!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series (and all of KC Lynn’s books) and this book was absolutely no exception. I highly recommend this series to anyone!!
Super fun to see some of K Langston’s men appear as well. 😉
Reaching my SUV, I place her feet on the ground and cage her against the passenger door, bracing both my hands on either side of her head. “And what about you, Lia?” I ask, dipping my head in close to hers. “Hmm? You know my secrets. What about yours?”
She might not know all of mine but she knows enough.
“What is it you want to know?” she asks, a slight tremble in her voice.
“I want to know who you are and where you came from. But more than anything, I want to know what you’re hiding under that scarf.”
The stark pain that enters her eyes strikes me to my fucking core. “Trust me, you don’t want to see what’s under there. I can’t even bear to look at it myself.”
“Nothing scares me.”
It’s a complete lie. She scares the hell out of me.
A heavy silence descends upon us, her pretty eyes wide and fearful.
“What are you so afraid of?” I ask.
Her breath hitches, emotion shining bright in her gaze. “Everything.”
There’s so much despair in that one word that I want to fucking kill whoever put it there. Unable to resist, I gently drop my forehead on hers, my jaw locking as I restrain myself from doing what I really want to do.
“I’m going to respect your privacy…for now. But one day, you’re going to tell me who made you so afraid. And if they’re still breathing—they won’t be for much longer.”
Her eyes fall closed, lip trembling as she tries to shield her pain from me. “Some secrets, Kolan, are best left unknown.”
“Not between us. The day will come when there will be no more secrets between us.”
Her eyes open, locking with mine, but she remains silent. I press my lips to her forehead then reach for the door handle. “Come on. Let’s go home.”
K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.