Up until I walked in on Hugo, my life was set in stone. I was going to marry the man of my dreams—my first and only love.
Okay, so I’m young. I’ve got my whole life ahead of me. But seeing him with someone else killed me inside. He was all I’d ever known, and up until that point, he was all I wanted to know. But after that, I couldn’t stay. Some days, I could barely breathe.
New York is completely different from everything I’m used to. I stick out so badly I may as well have a neon sign around my neck flashing “NEWBIE.” Of course, I’m not helping my case, what with all my pointing and gasping. But I don’t care. There’s too much to discover. And what I find ... what I see … leaves me breathless.
I can’t stop thinking about him. Men don’t look like that where I’m from. No one does. It’s like he’s not afraid of anything, like he believes he’ll never die. My professor warns me about him. That tiny voice in my head does, too. But I don’t listen. Tom Ashton is the complete opposite of me, and now I know what it’s like to feel an attraction so strong it’s like an addiction—an addiction I never want to quit.
My name is Laura Hemsworth, and this is my story.
Recommended for adults only 18+